Saturday, July 20, 2019

Best Wishes Card - Esthetica collection

Hi everyone welcome back to the Couture Creations blog, Adriana here today with my special BEST WISHES Card - using one of the new 
 ESTHETICA new release Cut, Foil & Emboss Dies. 





CO726758 - Decorative Nesting Peacock Frames.

BEST WISHES card

The new Esthetica Cut, Foil and Emboss die are perfectly for creating frames for cards.
I love the matte gold card stock with the touches of Cyan Heat activated foil, stunning and perfectly foiled and love the colour combo too :)

Today I have step by step instructions for you all - so that you can create the same card.











STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS: 
1. Start with a  5"x7" card base in white card stock.

2. Cut Matte Gold Lines Mirror board CO72540712cm x 17cm, adhering this to the card front.

3. Cut Gentleman's Emporium  paper CO726820 - 11.3cm x 16.3cm, ink around the edges and adhere with double side tape on top of Matte gold lines mirror board card.

4. Foil the Esthetica Nesting Peacock Frame CO726758 with the Go Press and foil machine together with the Metal Conversion plate on the heat platform. Using Cyan iridescent triangular pattern heat activated foil CO726050, onto Matte Gold lines mirror board - Foiling the larger frame first.



5. Foil the smaller inside frame from the Esthetica Nesting Peacock Frame CO726758, this time with the  Gold heat activated foil CO726063 and white card stock.

6. Foil the peacock feather from the Esthetica Nesting Peacock Frame CO726758, this time with the Cyan Iridescent triangular pattern heat activated foil CO726050  and white card stock.

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INSTRUCTIONS for foiling the CUT, FOIL AND EMBOSS DIES 
 WITH GO PRESS AND FOIL - 
just a reminder for those who don't know how to.

Turn machine on
Open Lid
Place Metal Conversion plate on platform of machine
Place cut, foil and emboss die on top of metal conversion plate
Place cut foil colour side down (gold matte )
Place card stock on top (Black card stock)
Close lid and let it heat for 30-40 seconds
Wind slowly the platform through and back in your die cutting machine.

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7. Adhere all foiled pieces on card as shown in photo.





8. Decorate rest of cards with flowers, seam binding ribbon, gemstones and  leave dies.

9. Cut one "Best Wishes" sentiment and adhere to front of card with glue.



Couture Creations List of Materials
ESTHETICA  Decorative Nesting Peacock Frames - CO728758
GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM  12'x12' paper  - CO726820 
Go Press & Foil Machine - CO725032
Metal conversion plate  - CO725818
Gold Iridescent Heat activated foil - CO726063
Cyan iridescent triangular pattern heat activated foil  - CO726050
Gold matte lines mirror board - CO725407
5'x7' white card stock 
Black foam dots CO726429

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Thanks for stopping by,
Cheers and big hugs
Adriana XX















Saturday, July 6, 2019

Celebrate Cards - Esthetica collection

Hi everyone welcome back to my blog .. thanks for stopping by 

Today, I have created two very simple cards - both with an elegant feel to them, using one of the new one of the ESTHETICA new release Cut, Foil & Emboss Dies. 
CO726758 - Decorative Nesting Peacock Frames.

Adding some touches of foiling and using some of the paper of the new 
release GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM COLLECTION along with 
hot foil stamps , cut foil and emboss dies together to add finishing touches to my cards.


Included here is a step by step instructions and details are below:

Celebrate card by Adriana Bolzon








1. Both cards are created 5"x7" card bases in white card stock.

2. Cut Matte Gold Lines Mirror board stock 12cm x 17cm, adhering this to the card front.

3. Cut Black card stock 11.3cm x 16.3cm, embossed with polka dot embossing folder, adhering on top of Matte gold mirror board card.

4. Foil the Esthetica Nesting Peacock Frame CO726758 with the Go Press and foil machine and Gold Vintage Matte heat activated foil, Foil larger frame first and then repeat the same process with the smaller frame.



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INSTRUCTIONS, CUT, FOIL AND EMBOSS DIES 
 WITH GO PRESS AND FOIL - 
just a reminder for those who don't know how to.

Turn machine on
Open Lid
Place Metal Conversion plate on platform of machine
Place cut, foil and emboss die on top of metal conversion plate
Place cut foil colour side down (gold matte )
Place card stock on top (Black card stock)
Close lid and let it heat for 30-40 seconds
Wind slowly the platform through and back in your die cutting machine.


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5. Foil one of the Borders from the Gentleman's Emporium Border collection hot foil stamp set CO726848 with Heat activated matte gold foil and Black card stock. 

6. Foil the word sentiment "CELEBRATE" from the Gentleman's Emporium collection hot foil stamp set, CO726855 with Heat activated Matte Gold foil and  Black card stock.




INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT FOILING WITH GO PRESS AND FOIL - 
just a reminder for those who don't know how to.

Turn machine on
Open Lid
Place hot foil stamp on heat plate of Go Press and foil machine
Place cut foil colour side down
Place card stock on top
Close lid and let it heat for 30-40 seconds
Wind slowly the platform through and back in your die cutting machine.

Adhere all foiled elements as shown in photograph.
Decorate with leaves and gold flowers, adhere them in the centre of card.




for my second card, 

I used a different foiled elements of foil colours and for the centre of my card, the list of materials are listed down below at the end of my blog post.

Celebrate in style card by Adriana Bolzon




Using the Esthetica Nesting Peacock Frame CO726758 with the Go Press and foil machine and Silver digital pattern heat activated foil, Foiling only the larger frame. 
Then, using the hot foil stamp frame from the Gentleman's Emporium   collection CO726855.

Cutting one die of the vintage bike from the  the Gentleman's Emporium CO726830 with gold matte mirror board




 Foil one of the Borders from the Gentleman's Emporium Border collection hot foil stamp set CO726848 with Heat activated irridescent  foil and Blue denim card stock.  Foiling the word Sentiment "CELEBRATE IN STYLE" from the Gentleman's Emporium collection CO726847.





Couture Creations List of Materials
ESTHETICA  Decorative Nesting Peacock Frames CO728758
 Gentleman's Emporium Celebrate Tag - Cut, Foil & emboss die CO726855
GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM  12'x12' paper CO726814 (reverse)
GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM  12'x12' paper CO726818
Gentleman's Emporium  Vintage bike mini die  CO726830
Gentleman's Emporium  Small sentiments hot foil stamps CO726847
Gentleman's Emporium  Border collection  hot foil stamps CO726848
Go Press & Foil Machine CO725032
Metal conversion plate CO725818
Silver Heat activated foil CO725353
Gold Iridescent Heat activated foil CO726063
Gold matte Vintage heat activated foil CO725694
Gold matte lines mirror board CO725407
Denim card stock ULT200008
Black card stock ULT200007
5x7 white card stock 
Black foam dots CO726429

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Thanks for stopping by, 
be sure to ask for this collection from your local 
Papercraft store.....all available now

Cheers and big hugs
Adriana XX














Friday, June 21, 2019

Moment in Time layout - Couture Creations

Hi everyone welcome back and thanks for stopping by, it's Adriana here today.

For today, I have created a layout using two papers and chipboards from the 
CO726775 Parquet Tiles die
 to create a stencil for the background of my layout and also incorporating two die cuts to my layout . These dies are fabulous for card backgrounds but also thinking outside the square - you can create wonderful backgrounds with the die cuts for other projects. 




Adding some touches of foiling on the special released chipboards from the Gentleman's Emporium collection (unfortunately these chipboards are only available in Australia) Foiling onto chipboard is so so easy with the Go Press and foil machine. So here is my step by step instructions and details are below: List of products are listed at the end of this post.

Moment in Time layout by Adriana Bolzon
The photo is of my Nephew when he was a toddler. He is a bit cute, I think so :)




1. Trim down 1.25 cm around only on two side of the paper CO726821, ink edges with blue ink, adhere onto the centre of Denim Card stock.

2. Cut one Gentleman Crafter Cut, Foil and Emboss background CO726775 Parquet Tiles die with white card stock, through die cutting machine, this will be acting like a stencil.

3. Using a sponge dauber ink randomly around the centre of the layout with blue and dark brown ink.










4. Stamp randomly with the Gentleman's Emporium Ornate Icon Mini stamp CO726840 with brown ink pad on layout. Stamp randomly with script word stamp, as well.


5. Mat photograph with grey card stock and brown card stock. Cut cards from the Gentleman Emporium paper CO726823. 





6. With a white ink pigment ink stamp the whole Gentleman Crafter Cut, Foil and Emboss background CO726775 Parquet Tiles die, place through die cutting machine with a piece of Endless Dusk card stock - repeat process again to achieve 2 parquet tiles die cuts, I love the effect that instead of foiling these dies, stamping can achieve a different and unique result as well.  









7. Adhere all die cuts and matted photograph and papers, on the layout as shown below.


8. Foil all chipboard pieces with the Go Press and Foil machine and Copper Heat Activated Foil CO725697 and Champagne Mirror foil CO725695, Placing a Metal Shim on the platform of the Go Press and Foil machine.




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INSTRUCTIONS for foiling onto CHIPBOARD
 WITH GO PRESS AND FOIL - 
just a reminder for those who don't know how to.

Turn machine on
Open Lid
Place Metal Shim on platform of machine
Place cut foil colour side down (copper foil)
Place chipboards on top
Place a paper shim over the chipboard and foil for protection of the lid.
Close lid and let it heat for 30-40 seconds
Wind slowly the platform through and back in your die cutting machine.


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9. Adhere all foiled elements as shown in photograph.
Decorate with leaves, flowers as shown in photograph.









Couture Creations List of Materials
Gentleman Crafter Cut, Foil and Emboss background  CO726775 Parquet Tiles 
GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM  12'x12' paper CO726821
GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM  12'x12' paper CO726823
Gentleman's Emporium  Ornate Icon mini stamp CO726840
Gentleman's Emporium Chipboards 
CO726870, CO726869, CO726865, Co726868
Go Press & Foil Machine CO725032
Metal shim plate CO725578
Copper Heat activated foil CO725697
Champagne Heat activated foil CO725695
Denim card stock ULT200008
Endless Dusk card stock ULT200009
Black foam dots CO726429

Other: Flowers, leaves.
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Thanks for stopping by, 
be sure to ask for this collection from your local 
Papercraft store.....all available now

Cheers and big hugs
Adriana XX












Saturday, June 15, 2019

Special Day card

Hi everyone Adriana here today, and it's my turn on the Couture Creations blog and for
today, I wanted to showcase one of the ESTHETICA new release Cut, Foil & Emboss Dies
Using some of the paper of the new release GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM COLLECTION
from Couture Creations. Included here is a step by step instructions and details on how to create your very own Special Day card.

Special Day card by Adriana Bolzon








INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut white card stock 27cm x 13.5cm, scored in half - create a square card base. i


2. Cut Mirror board silver lines CO725406 - 13cm x 13cm adhere to front of card.
3. Cut Midnight Blue card ULT200010  12cm x12cm, adhere to front of card
4. Cut  Gentleman's Emporium paper CO7268220 - 11.5cm x 11.5cm, ink edges and adhere to front of all bases of card

5. Create and tie a double bow with light blue seam binding ribbon as shown below




6. Foil the Esthetica Magnolia Frame with the Go Press and foil machine and silver heat activated foil 
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INSTRUCTIONS, CUT, FOIL AND EMBOSS DIES 
 WITH GO PRESS AND FOIL - 
just a reminder for those who don't know how to.

Turn machine on
Open Lid
Place Metal Conversion plate on platform of machine
Place cut, foil and emboss die on top of metal conversion plate
Place cut foil colour side down (Silver )
Place card stock on top (midnight Blue card stock)
Close lid and let it heat for 30-40 seconds
Wind slowly the platform through and back in your die cutting machine.
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7.Using an polka dot embossing folder create an oval centre piece, foiled with the embossing folder and
the Go Press and foil machine

I created a video a while ago using this same technique
check it out below

HERE is the link : https://youtu.be/cyYR3K8wX7s











8.Once foiled a piece of card stock with the polka dot embossing folder and Go Press and foil machine, place this and adhere to the centre of Esthetica's Magnolia foiled Frame.




Decorate with word sentiment, flowers, leaves, foliage, and of course a silver foiled butterfly.











Couture Creations List of Materials

GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM  12'x12' paper CO726820
ESTHETICA -Magnolia Frame cut, foil and emboss die CO726759
Modern Essentials Frames cut, foil& emboss die CO726467 (butterfly only)
Go Press & Foil Machine CO725032
Metal conversion plate CO725818
Embossing folder - POLKA DOT (free gift with GoPower & Emboss machine)
Silver foil Heat activated foil CO726046
Midnight Blue  card stock ULT200010
White card stock ULT200001
Black foam dots CO726429

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Other: foliage die, flowers, seam binding ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, 
be sure to ask for this collection from your local 
Papercraft store.....all available now

Cheers and big hugs
Adriana XX














Friday, June 7, 2019

Triple panel fold card

Hi everyone Adriana here today, and welcome back to the 
Couture Creations blog.

Today, I have a special card - something a little different 
a Triple panel folded card.

Using the Cut, Foil & Emboss dies, papers and dies and hot foil stamps from the new release GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM COLLECTION from Couture Creations. Using a couple of different techniques with the Hot foil stamps and also the Cut, foil & emboss dies. To score the card I used the Couture Creations Multi purpose score board 

Here is my card - (this could be a very nice invitation card as well) Using some of the cut foil and emboss dies with no foiling just using pigments inks, these dies create a wonderful element for any projects.

CHERISH EVERY MOMENT CARD 






STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut white card stock 22.5cm x 18cm , using the Couture Creations Mulit Purpose Score Board scoring at  these marks 2", 3",  6" & 7"

2. Cut  2 x  Gentleman's Emporium  paper 12 x 12 paper CO726820 - 4.5cm x 17cm
Cut 2 x  Gentleman's Emporium paper  CO726820 - 2cm x 17cm
Cut 1 x Gentleman's Emporium paper  CO726820 - 6.8cm x 17cm, 

Ink edges and secure on top of white  card stock with double sided tape.



4. Foil Ornate Background Cut Foil and emboss die. CO726857 from the Gentleman's Emporium Border collection with Heat activated Vintage Gold foil and white card stock.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT FOILING WITH GO PRESS AND FOIL - using the CUT FOIL AND EMBOSS DIES.
just a reminder for those who don't know how to.

Turn machine on
Open Lid
Place Metal conversion plate on platform of Go Press machine
Place cut, foil and emboss die on top - cutting side facing up
Place cut foil colour side down on top of die
Place card stock on top
Close lid and let it heat for 30-40 seconds
Wind slowly the platform through and back in your die cutting machine.


5.  Cut square with white card stock 12cm x 12cm,
6. Cut Gentleman's Emporium  paper 12 x 12 paper CO726820 -11.5cm x 11.5cm

Adhere the foiled Ornate Background piece on top  



7. Using the Gentleman's Emporium  Gentleman's Mini tile cut , foil and emboss die CO726852, ink with pigment blue ink over the top, place a piece of 
Gentleman's Emporium  paper 12 x 12 paper CO726820 on top and place through die cutting machine.



Create 8 of these individuals elements and adhere to the each side of the card, as shown in photograph.




4. Foil 4 of the Spades mini Cut Foil and emboss die with Gentleman's Emporium paper CO726850 from the Gentleman's Emporium  collection with Heat activated copper foil and denim card stock. Using the Go Press and foil machine together with the Metal conversion plate.



Arrange and adhered in the centre of foil ornate background element, as shown in photograph.


Adding some  ephemera elements in the centre of card.








Couture Creations List of Materials
 Gentleman's Emporium Ornate Background  - Cut, Foil & emboss die CO726857
GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM  12'x12' paper CO726820
GENTLEMAN"S EMPORIUM  Mini tie cut, foil and emboss die CO726852
Gentleman's Emporium  Spades Cut, Foil & emboss die CO726850
Gentleman's Emporium  Ephemera collection CO726526
Multi purpose score board CO726342
Go Press & Foil Machine CO725032
Metal Conversion plate CO726818
Copper Heat activated foil CO725697
Vintage Gold heat activate foil CO725355
Denim card stock ULT200008
White card stock. ULT200001

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Thanks for stopping by, 
be sure to ask for this collection from your local 
Papercraft store.....all available now

Cheers and big hugs
Adriana XX