Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Stamping with Hot Foil stamps

Hi everyone. :)   
The countdown is on for Christmas !!!!  
Today, I have created some more Christmas cards using the new release  
 Artdeco Creations - Couture Creations Let Everyday Be Christmas from
and also the
Ultimate Crafts - It's Beginning to Look like Christmas Collection.

All these products are all available now at your local scrapbooking stores. The cards that I created today are with some of the Christmas dies and also the fabulous hot foil stamps from both collections, together 
with the Go Press, Foil & Machine by Couture Creations.  I wanted to showcase that you can ink stamp the hot foils stamps using ink pads then by running the platform of the Go Press and Foil machine through your die cutting machine, you will have a stamped image of the Hot foil stamp.
These Hot foil stamps can create some wonderful images for your projects.

So, here are cards that I created for Christmas - showing how versatile these hot foil stamps are, using them the way they are intended to be used with foils but also with your normal ink pads - to create a stamped image.





For my first card "Season's Greetings" I used the
Let Everyday Be Christmas Wild Wreath hot foil stamp C0725533
which I stamped with a Green Versa Ink pad onto the Hot foil stamp.






Ink the whole hot foil stamp with the ink pad.
Place the hot foil inked stamp inside, on the platform of the
Go Press and Foil machine (do not turn the machine on) no need to heat the platform for this technique.

Place a card stock on top of the hot foil stamped with ink colour.
Close the lid and run the platform through your manual Die cutting machine.



Here is the stamped image on the card stock, ready for your project.

TO Clean the hot foil stamp - just use a baby wipe - to take off all left over ink colour.




Turning the Go Press and Foil Machine on, as per directions in the manual book.
Cut a piece of Red Hologram Foil CO725698.
Placing the ULT158335 - It's beginning to look like Christmas ' Season's Greeting" hot foil stamp 
on to the platform of the Go Press & Foil Machine.
Place foil over the hot foil stamp - colour side down onto the hot foil stamp.
Place carefully the card stock with the stamped image wreath over the hot foil stamp and foil, when the machine is heated and ready, run it slowing through in your Manual die cutting machine.




The finished stamped wreath image and foiled word "Season's Greetings" 






Cut one Let everyday be Christmas CO725515 
"Christmas Baroque background die"
with red foil card stock.



Trim a little off the bottom edge and adhered to a a cut piece of
Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board CO725410. 




Decorate with flowers, ribbon trim and gemstones.
Also cut some branches from the 
Let Everyday be Christmas - Christmas Branches Die CO725508





"Season's Greetings" card by Adriana Bolzon

List of products for the above card:
ULT158335-It's beginning to look like Christmas'Season's Greetings"hotfoil stamp 
CO725533 Let Everyday be Christmas Wild Wreath hot foil stamp
CO725508 Let Everyday be Christmas - Christmas Branches Die

CO725515 Let everyday be Christmas "Christmas Baroque die"
CO725410 Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board 
CO724149 - Couture Creations - Maraschino Gemstones 
CO725698 Couture Creations - Red Hologram Foil 


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Here are two more cards that I created in the same way.

"Merry Christmas" card by Adriana Bolzon

List of products for the above card:
ULT158334 It's Beginning to look like Christmas- Christmas Tree hotfoil stamp
ULT158301 It's Beginning to look like Christmas-Winterwonder land embossing folder.
CO725509 Let Everyday be Christmas - Merry Christmas die
CO725410 Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board 
CO724149 - Couture Creations - Maraschino Gemstones 

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"Merry Christmas" card by Adriana Bolzon


List of products for the above card:
ULT158334 It's Beginning to look like Christmas- Christmas Tree hotfoil stamp
ULT158301 It's Beginning to look like Christmas-Winterwonder land embossing folder.
ULT158314 I's beginning to look like Christmas - Merry Christmas die
CO725508 Let Everyday be Christmas - Christmas Branches Die
CO725410 Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board 
CO724149 - Couture Creations - Maraschino Gemstones 


For these two cards, they were created the same way by first inking the Christmas tree hot foil stamp with ink colour, then placing it on the platform of the Go Press and Foil machine.  Placing card stock on top of inked up hot foil stamp, running it through a die cutting machine. I did this twice, one on each side of the card stock. 





Using the Go Press and Foil machine, heating the machine, place a piece of Rose Gold Matte Foil C0725694 on the Christmas Tree hot foil stamp. Place card stock so that the Christmas will be in the centre of the card stock.
Running this through my die cutting machine , as per instructions.





I hope I have inspired you to give this stamping technique a go with your
hotfoil stamps and Go Press and foil Machine.




Artdeco Couture Creations & Ultimate Crafts products:
ULT158335-It's beginning to look like Christmas'Season's Greetings"hotfoil 
ULT158334 It's Beginning to look like Christmas- Christmas Tree hotfoil stamp
ULT158301 It's Beginning to look like Christmas-Winterwonder embossing folder.
ULT158314 It's beginning to look like Christmas - Merry Christmas die
CO725533 Let Everyday be Christmas Wild Wreath hot foil stamp
CO725508 Let Everyday be Christmas - Christmas Branches Die
CO725515 Let everyday be Christmas "Christmas Baroque die"
CO725509 Let Everyday be Christmas - Merry Christmas die
CO725410 Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board 
CO724149 - Couture Creations - Maraschino Gemstones 
CO725698 Couture Creations - Red Hologram Foil 
CO723045 Couture Creations Nesting Dies - Scallops Ovals 
CO723044 Couture Creations Nesting Dies 




Thanks for looking, happy Christmas Crafting. 

Big hugs & Cheers Adriana  XX

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Lantern

Hi everyone, Adriana here again, well its nearly time for the festive season, only four weeks to go until the big day!! 
Today and I am sharing a special project that I have created 
with new release products from 
Couture Creations - Ultimate Crafts -
"It's Beginning to look like Christmas".  
Using the - ULT158328 Stained Glass Background die.

I created a paper Christmas Lantern, this would look lovely for display, it is completed made of paper, so I place a battery operated candle inside the lantern, its looks like a candle glowing but its fake.






To create the Christmas Lantern here is my step by step and list of all the products is at the end of this blog post.

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Cut 4 panels of the ULT158328 Stain Glass Window Die with white card stock.




With Washi tape attach all the 4 sides together.

Also cut 4 panels of clear Acetate - one for each window slightly smaller than the finished side edges.




Apply on each panel of clear acetate some
Anna Griffin White Gesso - CO724871
with a sponge applicator, and while this is still wet
place a wet baby wipe over the acetate with gesso, take the baby wipe off 
and leave the acetate sheet to dry.
The end results in a frosted panel of acetate.


Adhere each frosted panel of acetate inside each side of the stained Glass die.





Using another small sheet of clear Acetate and 
Glitter Glue - Glitzin Glamour Crystallina CO721971
Create snow/ice falling icicles, leave to dry before peeling them off the acetate 



and attach these snow to the bottom of the stained glass windows with glue.



Cut several ULT158325 Cardinal & Flourish decorative die with
Card stock - ULT200039 Battle Fatigue
for the flourish and adhere some Christmas flowers




TO create a four sided top for the lantern with white card stock
use the template that I have drawn below as a guide.



Cut 4 of the above with white card stock.

Place cut out triangle with flaps in the CR900130 Checker Plate Embossing folder and run this through your die cutting machine.
Score on folds at each end and glue each end to the other sides of the triangles to create your dome.

Cut four - CO724757 On the Edge Die - Cleo Die with white card stock, trim where required and glue to the bottom edges.




NOTE: the top part of the lantern is loose and should just sit on top of the box, you may need to trim the inside flaps slightly so that it sits neatly on top of the box.


Decorate with flowers and vines die cuts.





PLEASE NOTE:  I used a battery operated candle , please do not attempt using
a real tea light candle - as the whole project is made of paper.


Product list
Couture Creation & Ultimate Crafts products

Ultimate Crafts "It's Beginning to look like Christmas"dies - 
ULT158328 Stain Glass Window Die
ULT158325 Cardinal & Flourish decorative die 
CO724757 On the Edge Die - Cleo Die
CO724871 Couture Creations - Anna Griffin White Gesso
CO721971 Glitter Glue - Glitzin Glamour Crystallina 
CO721962 Couture Creations Double side foam tape 
CO724603 Clear Acetate sheets 12 x 12
CR900130 Checker Plate Embossing folder
ULT200039 Battle Fatigue Card stock

Other: Christmas flowers

Thanks for looking.
Cheers Adriana






Monday, November 20, 2017

Journey layout with Bohemian Bouquet

Hi there, Adriana here and today I have created a layout using the new release Ultimate Crafts - Bohemian Bouquet from Artdeco Creations - Couture Creations designed by talented Denise Boddey



In this collection there are 12x12 paper pads & 6X6 paper pads, stunning and fancy dies and also a few new hot foil stamps that can be used together 
with the Go Press, Foil & Machine by Couture Creations,  
These are fabulous too !!! So, Here is my layout

" Journey " layout by Adriana Bolzon




















Firstly, I stamped around the edges of my background card stock with the solid flower stamp from the
Ultimate Crafts - Bohemian Bouquet 
"Flowers in her hair" stamp set ULT158041



Using the Ultimate Crafts - Bohemian Bouquet 
Field of daisies stencil  ULT158038


together with the Couture Creations
Anna Griffin Embossing Paste CO724870
I spread the paste over the stencil
and then sprinkled some gold glitter over it and using a heat gun to set it dry.







Using the 2 sheets of the 
6x6 paper pad of 
Bohemian Bouquet ULT158031



I created a paper side panel on my page.


Cutting two of the Bohemian Bouquet Corner die ULT158054
and placing them on each of the left hand side , top and bottom of page.


Cut one of the Bohemian Bouquet Totem die ULT158059, 
cutting in half and adhering it under my photograph.




Adding a Bohemian Bouquet Teardrop Jewel Die ULT158057
and two Bohemian Bouquet Burling Florette die ULT158058 
as shown below.



Using the
Ultimate Crafts Bohemian Bouquet Traditional Floral hotfoil stamp ULT158083
Together with the
I hot-foiled this gorgeous flower a few times and cut some of the flowers and leaves.


Layering all the hotfoil images and dies on top of each other as 
detailed in the photographs below.






 Cutting a Bohemian Bouquet Totem die ULT158059, 
Bohemian Bouquet - Wrought Iron Frame Die ULT158055
and adding to the top right hand corner of my page, with a chipboard word - JOURNEY.


Now the photo is of one of many temples in the countryside in Penang, we went there once for a family holiday, the place is called "KeK Loh Si Temple" which means "Heavenly Temple"

Sometimes this place is called the "Temple of 10 thousand Budhas"
You have to walk on many steps up a hill and at the top of the hill are many temples each lined with many gold Buddhas, hence the name 10,000 Budhas.

It was a very peaceful place and this one is decorated with gold and coloured lanterns outside. Inside you have to take your shoes off and pay respect to the Buddha. 
Here is a photo with all of the Temples before you climb up all the steps.




Artdeco Creations Product list:

Ultimate Crafts - Bohemian Bouquet Collection
ULT158055 Bohemian Bouquet - Wrought Iron Frame Die 
ULT158057 Bohemian Bouquet Teardrop Jewel Die 
ULT158058 Bohemian Bouquet Curling Florette Die 
ULT158059 Bohemian Bouquet Bohemian Totem Die 
ULT158054 Bohemian Bouquet Corner die 
ULT158038 Bohemian Bouquet Stencil - Field of Daisies 
ULT158082 Bohemian Bouquet Blooming flowers Hotfoil stamp 
ULT158041 Bohemian Bouquet "Flowers in her hair" stamp set 
ULT158031 Bohemian Bouquet 6 x 6 paper pad 
ULT158083 Bohemian Bouquet Traditional Floral hotfoil stamp 







Thanks for looking - 
Big hugs & Cheers Adriana  XX