Saturday, March 2, 2013

Couture Creations Design Team Application Round 2

Hey friends!

OMGosh!  I am so excited!  I got a call back for round 2 of the Couture Creations Design Team!  Insert squeal here!!!!!! 

So for this round we had to submit a project using one of their embossing folders, one of their nesting dies or doily dies and if possible also use co-ordinations paper. 

I had the best time this afternoon creating away.  I came up with 5 cards but I have decided to go with this one for my entry.  It was such a hard decision for me because I was really pleased with all of them.    Anyway, here is my entry

My card has a frame in the middle and I have placed some accetate that was also embossed behind it.

To make this card I used some co-ordinations burgandy cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Diamond Trellis embossing folder.  I then used an emery board (or you can use a sanding block) and gently sanded back the top of the paper.  It leaves a beautiful distressed look. 

I then matted it to a piece of black card stock. Its a good idea to use repositional tape for this part as you will need to slide your embossed accetate piece between the burgandy and black piece of card.

Now place the second largest die from the Nesting Dies Victorian Squares in the middle of that piece and run it through your Cuttlebug.  You may need to run it through your machine a couple of times so that it cuts through both pieces.

Your piece should now look like this.

You will now need to use this piece as a template to cut out the middle of the card front.  Line it up and run it through your Cuttlebug again. 

You should now have a white card with a cut out in the front and an embossed piece of burgandy cardstock.

Emboss a piece of accetate with your choice of embossing folder. This can now be sandwiched between the burgandy and black cardstock in the middle of the frame. 

Make a frame using the largest and second largest nesting dies by nesting them inside each other on some black cardstock and running them through your cuttlebug.

 This is how your frame should look

 This whole piece can now be stuck onto your card front lining up with the cut out.  Adhere your black frame to the front to cover the edges and embellish your card with blossoms.  Stamp the inside of your card so that your sentiment shows through the accetate front.

So that's it for my application.  Fingers crossed now.  Whatever happens, I am just totally happy that I got a call back for round 2! 

I would still like to share with you my other creations that I have done using the Couture Creations embossing folders and dies.  I must say I LOVE these folders.  They just give you the ability to make your cards a little bit bigger than the average size.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Beautiful cards! I love the acetate window! Good luck Joey! =)

  2. Gorgeous cards Joey! Those embossing folders really are amazing, I love how they have ones that leave a perfect space for sentiments and embellies. Best of luck to you!

  3. Beautiful cards Jo great photos and instructions too. not many sleeps now :)

  4. Beautiful cards! Good luck with the call!

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    1. thank you Adriana, I am a HUGE fan of your work!

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  7. Beautiful cards Joey. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you. Good luck :)

    Naomi x

  8. lovley card Joey, love the window

  9. Gorgeous cards Joanne, love the pearls on that beautiful day card.

    Congrats on making round 2, good luck!

  10. Beautiful cards well done good luck

  11. WOW Joey!!
    You do such a beautiful job on your creations!!! Great creativity, too:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  12. Great projects and tutorial! Congrats on making the team!