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.


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

Monday, November 6, 2017

BE YOURSELF Layout - Couture Creations

Hi there everyone, thank so much for stopping by. Today, I have another layout that I have created with the new release paper collection 
Ultimate Crafts  "Bohemian Bouquet".

My layout is called "BE YOURSELF"

The papers in this paper pad are so pretty and you can incorporate many colours and themes with this collection.

I started with one of the 12 x 12 papers from the Bohemian Bouquet paper pad and cut the centre out, as shown below.

Using the flower stamp from the 
ULT158041 Bohemian Bouquet "Flowers in her hair" stamp set and white embossing powder. I stamped and embossed around both side edges of the Ultimate Crafts Garnet card stock ULT2000067. Adding more pieces of papers from the 12 x 12 paper pad in the centre of the layout.

Matting my photograph with more Ultimate Crafts Garnet card stock
and adhering it in the centre of the page.

Creating a few clusters of leaves from the Bohemian Bouquet Collection of dies 
ULT158068 Bohemian Bouquet - Paisley Florettes decorative Die
together with the Ultimate Crafts Battle Fatigue card stock ULT200039 and 
Ultimate Crafts Caloden Card stock ULT200021

also with the
ULT157858 Ultimate Crafts - The Ritz Classy Flower die with
Ultimate Crafts Garnet card stock ULT200067 &
Ultimate Crafts Pandora ULT200082 cardstock.

Arranging the flower and leaves cluster on the bottom left and top right of 
photo graph.
Adding some Couture Creations Jewelled flowers CO724293 in the centre of flowers.

How awesome are these butterflies from the Bohemian Bouquet collection.
ULT158050 Layered Butterflies.


Artdeco Creations/Couture Creations Product list:
Ultimate Crafts - Product list:
ULT158041 Bohemian Bouquet "Flowers in her hair" stamp set 
ULT158030 Bohemian Bouquet 12 x 12 paper pad 
ULT158055 Bohemian Bouquet Wrought Iron Frame die
ULT158056 Bohemian Bouquet Classic Branch die
ULT158050 Bohemian Bouquet Layered Butterflies

ULT157858 Ultimate Crafts The Ritz Classy Flower die 
ULT200067 Ultimate Crafts Garnet card stock 
ULT200039 Ultimate Craft Battle Fatigue card stock 
ULT200021 Ultimate Crafts Caloden Card stock 
ULT200082 Ultimate Crafts Pandora card stock 

Thanks for looking and until next time.
Big hugs & Cheers Adriana  XX