Thursday, December 18, 2014

Card Crazy

Hi crafters!  It's Jo here with a few cards that I have been making using the gorgeous Vintage Rose Garden papers and also some of the new release dies.
I have had a few people ask about all the layering of my papers for my cards and layout so I have a  picture tutorial for you to show you how I go about it.
Here are the pieces I used for one of my cards.
Its then just a case of laying one over the top of the other

Now you just need to add a few embellishments and your done!

Here is a close of up of the other ones.

Thanks for popping by.  Hope I have inspired you all in some small way.

Until next time

Couture Creations products used:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dream, Laugh, Live Layout

Hey everyone! Its me, Jo and its my turn up on the Couture Blog today.

I know its almost Christmas and I really should be focusing on Christmas cards and paper crafting but seriously I can't drag myself away from the beautiful Vintage Rose Collection papers!

Here is a layout to share today.

Here is how this layout came about.

First I cut a couple of slits in the top paper and distressed around the edges with my scissors.  I then added a little bit of texture paste and also some ink just for some extra interest.

I then built my page adding some more of the gorgeous paper.  I have added a couple of doileys using the Splendour die.  Half is tucked under my photo frame and also peaking out from the peek a boo section at the top.

I have made a frame using the nesting dies from the new Sweet Accents collection.  I cut it using 2 pieces of cereal boxes for a little bit of extra dimension and then embossed it.  Colour it by rubbing an inkpad over the top of it.

Here is a couple of close ups.  The gorgeous leafy swirl is a new release.  Very pretty!

A few pearls and some fussy cut butterflies again from the paper line and my layout is complete!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope in amongst in all the rush of the Christmas season you find some time to do what makes you happy - scrap!

Couture Creations products used:
Vintage Rose Collection
CO723956 Sweet Accents Nesting Dies
Leafy Swirl Die
CO723311 Splendour Die The Treasures Collection
CO723899 Christmas Border Die
CO721985 6mm Double Sided Tape
CO721997 Pearls Pink Blush
CO721955 Pointed Non Stick Scissors