Friday, September 21, 2018

Special Flowers "Memories" layout with Lavish Ballroom dies

Hi there everyone and welcome back, I am so excited about showing off my latest project using the new release Couture Creations 
"Cut, Foil and Emboss" dies
 "LAVISH BALLROOM"

These special dies are to be used inconjunction with the fabulous
GO PRESS AND FOIL MACHINE, BUT also can be used as a normal cutting die.
You can stamp inks on them and past them also through your die cutting machine.

Today, I used the 
Lavish Ballroom - "Hydrangea" Cut, foil and emboss die CO725900 
for my layout.
I use Phantom purple heat activated foil CO725704 
with my Go Press and Foil machine, 
then once foiled, cut and embossed, 
I then added some Oxides ink colour to them. 
They look amazing once they are coloured in.

I have created a very quick video on how to do this technique ....... 
so check it out on my You Tube channel. 
There is a Link at the end of this blog post........

BTW... I also have created a card with the same technique - you may have seen it on the Facebook page a few days ago, ---- be sure to subscribe to Couture Creations blog for all the latest collections, ideas and techniques.....!!!!!  


Special Memories by Adriana Bolzon





I also used the Lavish Ballroom - "Young Stems" with Green Heat Activated Foil CO725391 for the leaves.
I also foiled the chipboard title "Special Memories" in the 
Phantom Purple Heat activated foil. It looks amazing in real life....


















Here is my video with step by step instructions on 
how to create these gorgeous hydrangea flowers.






Couture Creations List of Materials
LAVISH BALLROOM - Hydrangea die, cut and emboss CO725900
LAVISH BALLROOM - Young stems cut, foil & emboss die CO725904
Phantom Purple heat activated foil CO725704 
Green Heat Activated Foil CO725391 for the leaves
Go Press and Foil Machine CO725032
Metal Conversion plate CO725818
Special Memories chipboard CO725861
Ultimate Crafts Royal Midnight card stock ULT200086
Ultimate Crafts - Cypress Pine ULT200031
Other:
Oxides inks , stamps.

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Thanks for stopping by, 
Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX



Friday, September 14, 2018

Santa's Sleigh Christmas Cards

Hello everyone, today I have created some more Vintage Christmas cards with the new release HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS, collection designed by the lovely Sue Symth.
In this wonderful collection there are some hot foil stamps and also
some Cut, Foil and Emboss hot foil stamps. The one I am playing with today is the Santa Sleigh CO726309. I have created a short video on how to use this special Christmas Cut, Foil & Emboss die with the awesome
Go Press and Foil machine.

So I have created two cards with the SANTA SLEIGH - here they are and be sure to check out the short video at the end of this blog post with step by step instructions  - with the awesome Go Press & Foil machine...

Merry Christmas cards by Adriana Bolzon




Foiling with Gold Vintage Matte foil - CO725355
Santa's Sleigh Cut, Foil & Emboss die - CO7263309
Highland Corner Hotfoil stamp CO726303










and for my second card - Foiling with Gold Iridescent foil - CO725384



Merry Christmas hot foil stamp - CO726301
Red Mirror foil CO725360
Santa's Sleigh Cut, Foil & Emboss die - CO7263309







So, here is my video for today...... 
https://youtu.be/Z4j1t_4B2aY







Couture Creations List of Materials
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS 12x 12 paper pad CO726272
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS Santa Sleigh Cut, Foil & Emboss CO726309
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS Merry Christmas hot foil stamp - CO726301
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS Highland Corner hot foil stamp - CO726303
Gold Iridescent foil - CO725384
Red mirror foil CO725360
Couture Creations - Card pack 5x7 set CO725815



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Thanks for stopping by, 
Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX



Sunday, September 9, 2018

Christmas Layouts with Highland Christmas

Hello everyone, welcome back and today I have some more Vintage Christmas layouts with the new release HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS, 
designed by Sue Symth. Be sure to stop by your local papercraft store for
all this Christmas collection.

All the list of materials are listed below, using the 
some of the chipboards as well, foiling the chipboards with
bright Red Heat activated foil and with the help
of the Go Press and foil machine




Snowflakes mini dies are just pretty with this collection.
Especially with the light blue and white tones of the paper collection

outure Creations List of Materials
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS 12x 12 paper pad CO726272
or the papers
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS paper CO726284 Sheet 11
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS paper CO726275 Sheet 2

HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS  Mini snowflake die CO726292
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS  Merry Christmas chipboard CO726496
Couture Creations Embossing Paste CO724870
Heat activated foil pack - Red CO726312

and for my last layout 
again I foiled the Merry Christmas Bauble and Santa Sleigh with
Red Foil together with the Go Press and Foil machine.


I also made some foamiran flowers with
Couture Creations White foamiran sheets and poinsettia die.





Couture Creations List of Materials
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS 12x 12 paper pad CO726272
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS Santa sleigh chipboard CO726499
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS  Merry Christmas Bauble chipboard C0726492
Couture Creations Foamiran sheets CO726143
Heat activated foil pack - Red CO726312

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Thanks for stopping by, 
Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX



Friday, September 7, 2018

Embossing folder technique - Go Press and foil machine

Hello everyone, today I have a special technique of using your normal embossing folders with foils and together with the Go Press and foil machine.

I created some more Vintage Christmas cards with the 
new release HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS, collection 
designed by the lovely Sue Symth.

I also have a very short video on how to do this technique with the awesome
Go Press and Foil machine at the end of this blog post...
Using the new papers from the Highland Christmas collection
here are my cards .... be sure to see all the close ups of these cards on 
my You Tube channel.....

Merry Christmas cards using embossing folders to create a stunning background on your cards



















So, here is my video for today...... 


https://youtu.be/cyYR3K8wX7s






Couture Creations List of Materials
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS 12x 12 paper pad CO726272
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS Merry Christmas hot foil stamp - CO726301
Various embossing folders from Couture Creations
Gold Iridescent Heat activated foil - CO725384
Red mirror activated foil CO725360

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Thanks for stopping by, 
Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Joyful Christmas Wishes Layout - Highland Christmas

Hello everyone, welcome back and today I have created a simple scrapbook layout using the Vintage Christmas new release HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS, collection designed by Sue Symth.
Here is my layout - using the papers, a page from the ephemera pack, a touch of red foiling over Embossing Paste. 
The complete instructions and tutorial on how to create this layout. 

"JOYFUL CHRISTMAS WISHES" BY ADRIANA BOLZON















Couture Creations List of Materials
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS 12x12 paper pad CO726272 or listed papers below
Heat activated foil - Red Matte foil CO726052
Couture Creations Embossing Paste CO724870
Couture Creations white Gesso CO724871
C'est La Vie - Background stencil CO725772
Gemstones - Maraschino Red CO724169
Couture Creations Liquid 3D drops - Rouge ULT157659
Couture creations sanding block CO723060
Other materials
Red Flowers, cheesecloth,
All the list of papers
HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS paper CO726279 (reversed side)



HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS  paper CO726282



HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS  paper CO726285



 

HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS Ephemera pack CO726286 (one tag)



1. Create a base background with the HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS paper CO726279 (reversed side)using the  C'est la vie - background stencil - spread embossing paste over the stencil -randomly in the centre and a little on the side of the paper.

2. Heat dry the embossing paste with heat gun, once dry and still warm, cut a piece of red activated foil and gently rub over the embossed paste design with your finger. The foil will rub off onto the embossed paste.

3. Cut the bottom and top of the design from the  HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS  paper CO726282, distress the edges with the sanding block.

4. Cut four more strips from the reverse side of the  HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS  paper CO726282, distress edges with sand block. Adhere these strips along the top and bottom of the page, as shown in the photo.

5. Matt your photograph with 3 different papers from the paper pad - creating a framed border around the photograph. Photograph measuring 7.5cm x 10cm. Adhere matted photograph in the centre of the page, on a slight angle.
Spread some cheesecloth around the bottom of photo, secure it with glue.

6. Cut 8/9 holly leaves from the HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS  paper CO726285, Adhere around the photograph as shown above with foam tape.
Attach assorted red flowers.

7. Apply dots of Couture Creations Rouge Liquid 3D drops on the holly leaves, leave to dry.

8. Adhere one Tag from the HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS ephemera pack.

9. Dab a little White gesso over the red flowers to soften the appearance of them. Adhere randomly gemstones around the top and bottom of the layout.





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Thanks for stopping by, 
Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX