Hi everyone, today on the Couture Creations blog we have another fun challenge for you. This month Adriana challenges us to create some ATC cards. I created my ATC cards using a fun Alcohol Ink background and the gorgeous butterfly stamp. If you haven’t played with the new Couture Creations alcohol inks yet you are seriously missing out. I have a short little video on how I created the background in a few easy steps.
Welcome to another blog post featuring some of the amazing Christmas themed goodies available now. I love the Mini Stamps from the Naughty or Nice Collection – simple to use and easy to make a statement with on your next project. This stamp is the one I might just chose to use for all my Christmas Cards this year – gorgeous and elegant.
Thanks for joining me on the Couture Creations Blog today. Today I am showing you how I recycle all those foiled left-over pieces that are just so amazing.
I simply can’t bare throwing away all those beautiful foil left-overs away after creating foiled elements. So I always have a plan to use them and turn them into quick cards.
Take a look how I use those pieces together with the Le Petit Jardin range to create my quick and easy cards.
step 1 – I can’t bare to throw away my left-over pieces once I have filed elements to use. So as a typical crafter and maybe a bit of a hoarder I keep them and use them.
Step 2 – Adhere these pieces onto smooth white cardstock using a glue stick. Cover the area on your cardstock using glue, and then place the foiled piece onto the glued area and smooth it out with your palm.
Step 3 – Trim the cardstock piece to size and then add embossing using an embossing folder and your Go Cut and Emboss machine.
TIP: I like adding the embossing for 2 reasons. It adds interest, but it also forces the foil even tighter onto the cardstock ensuring it won’t come loose ever.
step 4 – Stamp a sentiment onto the front of your folded card in black ink.
step 5 – Matt the foiled and embossed piece onto some patterned paper scraps.
step 6 – Cut out some extra foiled flowers and adhere them to the top of the foiled background piece.
step 7 – Adhere the foiled piece to the card above the sentiment.
Finish off your card with some paint splats and diamante.
And in a few easy steps you have recycled some of your foiled left-overs and created a gorgeous set of cards.
Until next time thanks for visiting
Couture Creations List of Materials
CO725447 Le Petit Jardin – Double Sided Sheet 02
CO725449 Le Petit Jardin – Double Sided Sheet 04
CO725455 Le Petit Jardin – Double Sided Sheet 08
CO 725422 Le Petit Jardin Hotfoil Stamp – Arizona Poppy
CO725355 Go Press and foil machine
CO 725692 GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Sea Breeze (Iridescent Digital Pattern)
CO 725385 GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Gold (Mirror Finish)
AD49576 Le Jardin Stamps
Black ink, cards, buttons, thread, diamante