Sunday, 14 January 2018

Thank You for Being You Card

"Thank You for Being You Card" by Julie Schinkel


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a card that I created using the soon to be released C'est La Vie Collection from Couture Creations, designed by Tina Higgins.



To start, take two cream square cards and cut the front in half diagonally. The second card should be cut in the opposite direction to the first. Adhere the backs of the card together. This is what should end up with.


Take Page 2A from the 12x12 paper pad, cut the top and bottom word strips off so you're left with the centre piece. Measure to the size of the front card flaps and trim down. Ink all edges (I've used Victorian Velvet) and adhere as shown.


Next, take Page 12A from the 12x12 paper pad. This will cover the inside of the card. Measure, trim, ink and adhere as shown.


Using that same paper, cut a piece to the width of the back of the card by approximately two inches. Ink and adhere using 1/4 inch double sided tape around the edge of two sides and the bottom. Adhere to the back panel to form a pocket.


Take Page 9A from the 6x6 paper pad and cut down so it fits into the pocket. Ink all edges.


Take that same panel, some rose gold mirror foil and the 'Thank You for Being You' hotfoil stamp and line up where you want the sentiment to be. Adhere with washi tape.


Gently flip and place on your GoPress'N Foil Machine. When heated, run it through your die cutting machine. This is the result. Adhere this panel to some cream cardstock.


Take the pale yellow butterfly from the ephemera pack and add some glue to the body and three dots on the wings. Once the glue is tacky, press some rose gold foil onto the glue. Ink and adhere the butterfly to the sentiment piece as shown. Add a row of three 3cm pink pearls to the top left and bottom right corners.


Take some cream seam binding ribbon and adhere across the centre of the pocket. Adhere some Diecut'N Bond Tape to some cream cardstock. Die cut two pieces using the Rosy Corner Decorative Die, remove the backing and press rose gold mirror foil onto each die cut piece. Adhere to opposite corners of the pocket. Take the ephemera piece that is the same as the panel picture, trim to fit and adhere in the centre. Make a double loop bow from seam binding ribbon, ink and adhere a rose on top of the bow as shown. To finish add a large pink pearl at the ends of the ribbon.


To embellish the front of the card, take some cream lace and adhere to each of the front panels as shown. Add some medium pink pearls - use a strong adhesive with these when adhering to lace to ensure they don't fall off.


Using the same piece of cardstock with Diecut'N Bond Tape, die cut a piece using the Classy Flower Decorative Die from The Ritz Collection. Remove backing and press rose gold mirror foil onto the die cut. Adhere onto a piece of muslin. Next, adhere a metal flower from the L'Aquarelle brass elements set. Ink three roses and adhere to form the main cluster. Make a double loop bow from some thin cream ribbon and adhere to the cluster to finish.




PRODUCTS USED TO CREATE THS PROJECT:

C'est La Vie Collection
CO725737 12x12 Paper Pad
CO725738 6x6 Paper Pad
CO725739 Diecut Ephemera
CO725756 Rosy Corner Decorative Die

Couture Creations Products:
CO725828 Everyday Sentiments For Being You Hotfoil Stamp
CO724846 Cream Square Cards
CO724289 2cm English Roses
CO724290 1.5cm English Roses
CO724297 3cm Camden Cottage Roses
CO725703 Rose Gold Hotfoil
ULT157644 Diecut'N Bond Tape
CO721997 Pink Blush Pearls
CO725380 2mm Soft Pink Pearls
ULT157858 The Ritz Classy Flower Decorative Die
ULT157766 L'Aquarelle Filigree Brass Elements Set
ULT157770 L'Aquarelle Seam Binding Ribbon
ULT157639 Ooh La La Ribbon & Lace Pack

Other:
Victorian Velvet ink
scrap cardstock from stash
ribbon/muslin from stash

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
Until next time.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful by Julie Schinkel

Hi everyone and a Happy New Year to you all. Here we are in 2018 already!

Today I'm sharing a layout that I have created with the soon to be released C'est La Vie Collection from Couture Creations, designed by Tina Higgins.




To start take the Page 4A from the 12x12 paper pad, this will be the base of the layout. Then take Page 8A and cut two strips - you'll want the pink flowers in the centre of your strips for the peek-a-boo. Then take Page 10A and cut the pink square to use as your photo mat.

Cut the base page along the panel lines as shown. Distress and ink with a light pink ink - I've used Tattered Rose. Cut your peek-a-boo panels from Page 8A and adhere to the back of the page.



 Distress and ink the photo mat piece and adhere to the centre of the page as shown.



To embellish, take some Ephemera, the Rosy Corner and Rosy Bouquet dies and a doily from the C'est La Vie collection. You will also need some scrap cardstock, pearls, gemstones, hotfoil and glitter glue.

Take the matching blue butterfly from the ephemera pack, trim down, ink the edges and add to the layout. Then add some Pink Blush pearls to each butterfly as shown. Die cut some dark pink/red cardstock using the Rosy Corner Decorative Die and place at the top left/bottom right of the photo cluster.

Take one of the 6cm Camden Cottage Roses and remove the bottom two petal layers. Ink with Victorian Velvet ink diluted with water and then add some Hot Pink Glitzin Glamour around the edge of each petal. Take two of the 3cm Camden Cottage Roses and repeat the process.

Adhere some Diecut'N Bond tape to some scrap cardstock and die cut two pieces using the Rosy Bouquet Decorative Die. The die should be cutting the taped side. Take some of the rose gold hotfoil and press onto the die cuts. Cut in half and add to the layout.

Distress and ink the edge of the layout base. Run a think strip of glue - a small area at a time - and allow to get tacky. Press some of the rose gold hotfoil onto the tacky glue. Repeat the process around the whole layout to form a foiled border.

Ink all ephemera pieces and arrange around the photo mat. Take one doily, cut into pieces and add to the cluster. Add ribbon, trim, pearls and bling as shown. Cover the photo and then splutter with diluted Victorian Velvet ink and white paint to finish.










PRODUCTS USED TO CREATE THS PROJECT:

C'est La Vie Collection
CO725737 12x12 Paper Pad
CO725739 Diecut Ephemera
CO725777 Paper Doilies
CO725756 Rosy Corner Decorative Die
CO725756 Rosy Bouquet Decorative Die

Couture Creations Products:
CO724289 2cm English Roses
CO724290 1.5cm English Roses
CO724296 6cm Camden Cottage Roses
CO724297 3cm Camden Cottage Roses
CO725703 Rose Gold Hotfoil
ULT157644 Diecut'N Bond Tape
CO721997 Pink Blush Pearls
CO725371 2mm Coral Pearls
CO725378 2mm Soft Silver Pearls
ULT157843 5mm Gemstones (The Ritz)
CO724156 2mm Crystal Gemstones
C0721974 Hot Pink Glitzin' Glamour

Other:
Ink - Tattered Rose/Victorian Velvet
scrap cardstock from stash
ribbon/trim from stash
white paint

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
Until next time.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Where Have the Years Gone?

Where Have the Years Gone?

#artdecocreations   #couturecreationsaus    #ultimatecrafts

Hi everyone! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing a layout I created using the Bohemian Bouquet collection from Ultimate Crafts and chipboard from Couture Creations.

Take the following sheets from the 12x12 paper pad, cut out the circle from one of the pages and adhere to the base. Distress both layers. Next take the two main pieces from the decoupage sheets, cut them down and adhere on the circle to frame the photo. Cut a heart paper doily in half and placed underneath the circle layer as shown.


Ink the chipboard sentiment with red ink as a base colour then cover with Hot Pink Glitzin' Glamour.


For the frame, ink with a dark grey ink then coat with watered down black pigment powder.


Next add some flowers, black lace and a blue butterfly embellishment from the collection.



Use the Crystal 2mm gemstones in clusters around the page and Bubblegum 2mm gemstones in the flower centres on the circle layer as shown.


Here is a close up of the finished layout.



PRODUCTS USED TO CREATE THS PROJECT:

Bohemian Bouquet Collection:
12x12 Paper Pad
Decoupage Sheets
Blue Layered Butterflies

Chipboard:
Where Have the Years Gone?
Elegant Frame Set

Ooh La La Collection:
Heart Paper Doilies

Magnolia Lane Collection:
Black Decorative Lace

Artdeco Creations Products:
Tie Dyed & Jewelled Florettes 2.5cm
Tie Dyed & Jewelled Florettes 3cm
Tie Dyed & Jewelled Florettes 4cm
La Belle Vintage Blooms
2mm Crystal Gemstones
2mm Bubblegum Gemstones
Hot Pink Glitzin Glamour
Black Pigment Powder

Other:
Bling
Grey Ink
Red Ink

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
Until next time.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 18 December 2017

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

#artdecocreations   #couturecreationsaus    #ultimatecrafts 

Hi everyone! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing a layout I created using The Ritz collection from Ultimate Crafts and chipboard along with hotfoils and the GoPress & Foil Machine from Couture Creations.

Take two patterned pieces from The Ritz "Theatre" 12x12 paper pad and cut the first piece down to 10"x 12" and the second piece to 6"x 12". Ink all layers with a matching light brown ink and adhere to a piece of Delicate Medlar cardstock as shown.


Take one of the Hanging Cages and the Moment in Time chipboard pieces and foil with Champagne hotfoil.



Take the Ornate Doily chipboard and foil with Chocolate Copper hotfoil. Cut this in half and arrange on the layout to the left and bottom of your photo.


Add some flowers, sequins, 2mm gemstones and muslin on your layout to frame your photo.
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Next take the Berried Branch chipboard and foil with Chocolate hotfoil. Cut into pieces and arrange around the layout as shown. Use a brown alcohol marker to colour the gemstones on the flowers.



Here is a close up of the finished layout.



PRODUCTS USED TO CREATE THS PROJECT:

The Ritz Collection:
"Theatre"12x12 Paper Pad

Chipboard:
A Moment in Time Set
Hanging Cages Set
Berried Branch
Ornate Doily

GoPress & Foil Hotfoils:
Chocolate
Chocolate Copper
Champagne

Ooh La La Collection:
Sequins

Artdeco Creations Products:
Delicate Medlar Cardstock
Tie Dyed & Jewelled Florettes 2.5cm
Tie Dyed & Jewelled Florettes 3cm
Tie Dyed & Jewelled Florettes 4cm
La Belle Vintage Blooms
Beaded Flower with Script Print
2mm Golden Touch Gemstones

Other:
muslin
light brown ink
brown alcohol marker

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
Until next time.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 1 December 2017

White.. With 1 December Challenge



Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my December inspirational piece for White.. With 1. The colour for November is Watermelon Red and there is also a sketch to follow for inspiration this month.

White.. With 1 challenges require your layout to be at least 85% white PLUS the specified challenge colour for that particular month. You can use black (or dark brown) as an accent colour on your layout but it must not be the dominant colour, unless it is the specified colour for that month. The full WW1 challenge rules can be found here. This year there will also be either a mood board for inspiration or a sketch to follow.



White.. With 1 Challenges are sponsored by:


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"You Are Beautiful" - Foiled Bohemian Card

"You Are Beautiful" - Foiled Bohemian Cards

#artdecocreations   #couturecreationsaus    #ultimatecrafts  

Hi everyone! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing a clean and simple card using the GoPress & Foil Machine from Couture Creations.


To start I've taken the Orchid Box hotfoil stamp and placed it onto my GoPress & Foil Machine to heat up. Using some Phantom Purple hotfoil, I've foiled onto a smooth piece of white cardstock.


I've used the largest die from the Victorian Squares nesting die set to cut out the hotfoiled image. This shape works perfectly with both the Orchid Box die and hotfoil stamp. I've tacked it down with washi tape to hold in place. Note: The Victorian Squares set has been discontinued but is still available in some stores.


This particular die is the largest in this set. To create a backing layer, place the same die onto the back of some purple glitter cardstock. Tack down with wash tape.


Trace around the outside of the die and cut out the shape.


 Adhere to the glitter cardstock using strong adhesive tape or glue. Then adhere to the front of the card with foam tape or dots.


Cut the Orchid Box die using purple glitter cardstock. Trim off the four "orchids" and adhere each one underneath the main panel as shown.


 For the sentiment, foil the Beautiful Inside and Out hotfoil stamp onto some smooth white cardstock using more of the Phantom Purple hotfoil. Trim down and adhere to some purple glitter cardstock. Adhere to the centre of the focal piece using foam tape or dots.


  Add some 2mm Crystal gems as shown to complete the card.


PRODUCTS USED TO CREATE THS PROJECT:

ULT158080 Orchid Box Hotfoil Stamp
ULT158070 Orchid Box Die

Artdeco Creations Products:
AD90018 Square Card
ULT158088 Beautiful Inside and Out Hotfoil Stamp
CO724845 Square White Card
CO724156 2mm Gemstones Crystal
CO723048 Victorian Square Nesting Dies (discontinued)
 
Other:
Purple glitter cardstock

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
Until next time.
Happy Crafting!