Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Bohemian Bouquet Foiled Card Set

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Happy Wednesday Crafters! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing a set of cards that I have made using papers from the soon to be released Bohemian Bouquet Collection from Ultimate Crafts. I've combined these with the Ultimate Crafts Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil Stamps to show how you can easily create a set of cards for any occasion.


To start, I've taken some patterned paper from the Bohemian Bouquet 6x6 paper pad, cut down and matted each piece onto coordinating cardstock. For these cards (going clockwise) I've used Ultimate Crafts Garnet, Bubblegum, Green, Blue cardstock. These panels were cut to size to fit onto the Couture Creations White A6 Card and Envelopes.


I've taken more sheets from the Bohemian Bouquet 6x6 paper pad and cut a 2 inch piece from each sheet, again matting them onto coordinating cardstock. Two will be going vertical and two horizontal as shown below.


Next I've used some of the leftover scraps of paper and heat foiled a sentiment onto each piece, again matted onto coordinating cardstock. 


All that was left to do was assemble each card and then add some bling and a bow. Here are the finished cards showing how I have assembled and embellished each one. Each sentiment panel was adhered using foam tape to give some dimension. You can just use normal double sided tape if you prefer to leave your cards flat for mailing.


"To a Special Mum" Card



"Thanks" Card


 "You're Amazing" Card



"Let's Celebrate Your Birthday" Card



Artdeco Creations Products Used:

 "To a Special Mum" Card
 "Thanks" Card
  "You're Amazing" Card

Other Products:
Bling pieces
Organza Ribbon


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

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Ritz Explosion Box Card

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Hi everyone! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing an explosion box card that I have created using the The Ritz collection from Ultimate Crafts. This design is generic so it can be used for any occasion from an 18th or 21st Birthday, an Engagement, Wedding or a milestone birthday or anniversary event.

For today's tutorial I'm focusing on The Ritz collection and how I have used the Ultimate Crafts Die Cut & Bond tape with the Couture Creations Heat Activated Foil to create beautiful embellishments for my explosion box. If you would like to see more details on how I created this piece, pop on over to my blog for a more in depth tutorial. There are loads of explosion box templates available online, the one I have used will be on my blog post. If you already have a template that you like, you can certainly use that and then decorate the box using the same papers, dies and embellishments as I have on mine.



For the die cut embellishments adhere a strip of the Die Cut & Bond tape onto a scrap piece of cardstock and cut out the die shape. For this tutorial, I only wanted the decorative piece of this die so I only cut that part.


Next, remove the backing from the die cuts and place onto a sheet of foil. I have used the Gold Mirror foil for this project.


Turn the foil over and rub over the die cuts firmly until enough foil has covered each piece. You should be able to clearly see the outline of the die cut through the foil.



You should end up with a die cut looking like this. The foil comes out beautifully (better in real life). It's best to use smooth cardstock for this technique as you will avoid having to touch up your piece like mine below. You could also leave it like this to give your embellishment a distressed look. Either way still looks great.


If this happens to you while you are foiling your die cut, just remove the piece of backing left behind and simply press the foil over the die cut again. No one will ever know! :)


Here is how the die cut and foiled embellisments turned out on my finished piece.



Other Products:
Gold Ink
Large gemstone


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

White.. With 1 August Challenge


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my August inspirational piece for White.. With 1. The colour for August is Silver Light and there is also a sketch for inspiration too.


Here is my layout inspired by the sketch above.









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:


You have a chance to win an EXCLUSIVE Mystery kit from THE RESIN RAINBOW based each month on our own monthly colour here at White..with 1.  One of these amazing kits will be put aside for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.

 
Our random draw winner up each month will receive a delightful selection of handmade embellishments, flairs and flowers (chosen from amongst these) from SCRAPPERS GARDEN.  Some beautiful creations here and available from her STORE.


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Let Everyday Be Christmas - It's Not a Christmas Layout

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Hi everyone! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing a layout I created using the Let Everyday Be Christmas collection from Couture Creations. This is a simple layout to show how you can use the beautiful ephemera and dies to create a non Christmas layout.


For this layout base, I've taken a piece of Ultimate Crafts Ivory Cardstock, worked out placement for my photo and embellishments, then lightly traced around them in pencil. This would be my guide for mixed media placement. Next, I've taken a stencil and lightly added some of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste onto the page, following the penciled outline. This will create a "frame" around my photo and embellishments. I've then sprinkled some Couture Creations Chunky Gold Crystals Embossing Powder over the embossing paste and allowed to air dry before using the heat gun to set. I wasn't worried about being too careful with the stenciling as I wanted to create a random, distressed look. This is the result



Next, following the embossed patten, I've randomly stamped around the page page. I've mostly used the "Postcard" stamp from the Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane "Magnolia Lace" Stamp Set as it's perfect for this technique. All stamping has been done using black archival ink.


I then took a die cut of the Let Everyday Be Christmas Christmas Baroque Background Die in ivory cardstock and an Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Collection Heart Doily. I cut one third from the bottom left of the die cut and onr third from the right of the doily. Both pieces were also edged with gold ink to tie in with the ephemera pieces. These will form the mat for your photograph and adhered onto the layout as shown below.


Next, I took two large pieces from the Let Everyday Be Christmas Ephemera Pack and inked around the edges with gold ink. I adhered these two pieces in an "L" shape using foam tape to form the main embellishment feature on the layout. My apologies, I thought I had taken a photo of them placed on the layout but didn't. You'll be able to see the placement in the full layout photo.


I've then taken one of the Couture Creations Camden Beaded Cottage Flowers and lightly added some Couture Creations Glitzen Glamour in Aztec Gold. I did this by squeezing some product onto my finger and lightly dabbing the flower. I've done the same with the other flowers on the layout which are the Couture Creations Camden Cottage Roses and the Couture Creations Tie Dyed & Jewelled Flowers. I've adhered the flowers using both Couture Creations Craft Glue Spots and 3D Glue Spots.


I have used an alcohol marker to colour the stone and add some colour and dimension to the jewelled flower. I decided to add some more diecuts so I've used both the Let Everyday Be Christmas Winter Corner Mini Die and the Let Everyday Be Christmas Stained Glass Mini Die, cut from ivory cardstock and inked with gold ink. The corner die cut was placed on the bottom right under the floral embellishments. Some gold stems from the Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Gold & Silver Bouquets were added to both flower clusters to add a pop of gold and also tie all of the gold in together.


The stained glass die was cut in half and placed on the layout as show in the photos below.



I can't do a project without bling so I've randomly added some Couture Creations 2mm Gemstones in Champagne and Couture Creations 3mm Pearls in Glamorous Gold. To finish, I added some bits of trims from my stash to complete the layout.






Other Products:
Gold Ink
Archival Ink
Stencil
Yellow/Gold alcohol marker
Background/Texture stamps
Trims from stash

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