Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wild Holly Card with Tracey

Hi Creators! Tracey Cooley here with you today sharing a card I created with the Couture Creations Wild Holly Embossing Folder from the NEW Wrapped in Joy Collection. This embossing folder collection really captures the spirit of Christmas and each folder gives a clean, crisp, embossed impression. I especially like the Wild Holly Embossing Folder and I hope you like it too!

I started this card with a 5"x7" brown card base. I then cut and adhered a green mat measuring 4.75"x 6.75" and a white piece of cardstock, embossed with the Wild Holly Embossing Folder, measuring 4.5"x6.5" on top of the card base.

Using a Couture Creations Sponge Dauber, ink the embossed cardstock with red ink leaving the center of the card its original color. Then work in some chocolate brown ink and finally some olive green ink. Adhere to your card base. Tip: Keep working the inks until you achieve a nice blended look that fades from red to olive.

Bring some nature into this card by finding an interesting looking stick from your garden and painting it with brown acrylic paint. Let dry.

Wrap the branch with white netting and secure it to the branch with some hot glue. Apply spray adhesive to the netting and sprinkle with white glitter. Attach the branch embellishment to the card base with hot glue.

Cut some holly and a small wren from the Couture Creations Vintage Christmas Paper Pad and attach to your branch. Pop a flourish behind your bird using the Couture Creations Endless Dreams Decorative Die Moments In TimeTip: Cut the Moments In Time die-cut flourish in half and place both pieces exactly where you like them. Voila!

Thanks for stopping by today! Keep On Creating!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723434 Endless Dreams Collection - Moments In Time Die
CO723593 Wrapped In Joy Collection - Wild Holly Embossing Folder
CO723551 Vintage Christmas Paper Pad
CO723061 Sponge Dauber

Friday, August 30, 2013

Wrapped In Joy Embossing Folder Feature!

We are pleased to share these beautiful cards the very talented Tracey Cooley created for CHA using the NEW Couture Creations Wrapped In Joy Embossing Folder Collection. Most of the Wrapped In Joy Embossing Folders are available in both 5x7 and A2 size and are just perfect for all your Christmas creating!

A Songbird's Poinsettia  
CO723602 (A2) + CO723592 (5x7)

 Christmas Morning
CO723600 (A2) + CO723590 (5x7)

Wild Holly
CO723593 (5x7)

Moonlit Berries
CO723606 (A2) + CO723596 (5x7)

Christmas Carols
CO723607 (A2) + CO723597 (5x7)

Peace and Joy
CO723594 (5x7)

Sugarplum Ball
CO723603 (A2)

Cardinal Kisses
CO723599 (A2) + CO723589 (5x7)

A Magical Time
CO723598 (A2) + CO723588 (5x7)
Peaceful Ornaments
CO723604 (A2)

Reindeer Games
CO723601 (A2) + CO723591 (5x7)

Jolly Christmas
CO723605 (A2) + CO723595 (5x7)

Wrapped in Joy Embossing Folders are shipping September 2013! Pre-order yours today from CSW Distributors! Our designers will be featuring projects with this new collection, so be sure to stop back here often.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Happy Fall Y'All Card with Gloria

Hello, it's Gloria from Scraps of Life. I used the Endless Embossing Folder from the Couture Creations All Occasions Collection for my card today. I know it is only August, but I love fall, so I am getting a jump start!

I used the "debossed" side of the kraft cardstock for this card. First, I rubbed the folder with ink, on the side of the folder WITHOUT the Couture Creations logo. Then, I embossed the kraft cardstock. I think the leaves look like "fossils."

I used the Couture Creations Nested Victorian Rectangle Die to cut out my sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using several ink colors. I just tapped the stamp into different colors if ink and stamped. Easy! I used the same technique for the fall leaves that I fussy cut.

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723294 All Occasions - Endless Embossing Folder
CO723049 Nesting Dies - Victorian Rectangles
CO721963 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721965 Double-Sided Tape
CO721965 Sharp Point Scissors
CO721957 Cutting Mat
CO721986 Handheld Essentials - Scoring Tool

Other Supplies: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Kraft, Light Totally Tan, Deep Terra-Cotta; Ink: Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves, Cappuccino Delight, Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown; Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon; Stamps: Close to My Heart (leaves), Taylored Expressions (sentiment)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bliss Window Card with Patti

Hi! Patti here today sharing a simple, but elegant, card that I created using lots of Couture Creations goodies! Its a "window" card and looks harder to create than it is. I used the Couture Creations Oval Nesting Dies to cut a window into the front of the card. I lined up the sentiment on the inside of the card to show through the window.

I used Blue Iceberg Self Adhesive Gemstones to outline part of the oval window. I added a cluster of blooms in the corner.

I embossed a piece of WordWin Papers Petallic Cardstock with the Exotic Embossing Folder. It has a beautiful shimmery finish that looks awesome embossed! The little butterfly and leaves are cut from sections of paper that I embossed with the Fine Designs I Dream Embossing Folder and the Elegance Loren Embossing Folder.

I doodled around the window and front edge of the card with a pen.

I used Foam Mounting Tape to add height to the main section of the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723256 Fine Designs Collection - Exotic Embossing Folder
CO723253 Fine Designs Collection - I Dream Embossing Folder
CO723445 Elegance Collection - Loren Embossing Folder

CO721992 Blue Iceberg Self Adhesive Gemstones
CO721965 Foam Mounting Tape

Other Supplies: Flowers: Green Tara; Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Petallics Cardstock 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Country Time + Handmade Daisies with Patti

Hello, its Patti here today with another variation of a bloom made with the Couture Creations Daisy Nesting Dies. There are so many different ways to customize handmade blooms. I really enjoy playing around with them and this one turned out pretty cute!

First, here is the finished page. These flowers were all picked within a mile of my house while walking on a dirt road and I put them in a mason jar glass. Just one of the perks of living in the country!

The first thing that I did was to use the Large Damask Flourish Embossing Folder from the Elegance Collection and emboss 2 pieces of white cardstock. I cut the cardstock into one long strip and just embossed each end. I then used two colors of ink, one purple and one blue, to get the desired color to match the background.

I altered a chipboard flourish from Imaginarium Designs using the same two colors of ink and then topped it with a coat of Glitzin' Glamour in Crystalina. Such a pretty look!

For the blooms I used the Daisy Nesting Dies in the two smallest sizes. I used the largest of the two for the white outer blooms and the smaller for the yellow centers. I inked the edges after cutting them out.

Using the Sharp Point Scissors, I snipped between each petal, making sure not to cut all the way to the flower center.

Next, I spritzed the flowers with water and curled them up as shown.

Once the petals were dry, I carefully pulled apart the petals with the Piercing Tool, taking care to not tear the tiny petals.

Once unfolded, I layered the petals and put them together!

This is what the bloom looks like after four layers of petals. You can play around and curl, fluff or do whatever you want with the blooms!

Here are the daisies on the page, along with the little blue blooms that I used a tiny dot of the Gold Glitzin' Glamour for the centers! You can also see some embossed fussy cut leaves that I created  with the Hyper Magical Embossing Folder from the Fresh & Fun Collection.

Here you see part of the chippie with the Glitzin' Glamour and some of the tiny blooms.

A few more close-ups.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I really appreciate you stopping by!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723217 Daisy Nesting Dies
CO723449 Elegance Collection - Large Damask Flourish Embossing Folder
CO723442 Fresh & Fun Collection - Hyper Magical Embossing Folder
CO721971 Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue - Crystalina
CO721976 Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue - Gold
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape