Monday, September 23, 2019

Merry Christmas Layout with Adriana

Hi everyone welcome back, Adriana here today for Couture Creations. Today,  I have created a layout with the New Christmas Release Naughty and Nice collection.
This layout was created with one background paper.

then Adding some finishing touches with die cut flowers and some ephemera pieces from the NAUGHTY OR NICE ephemera pack collection.

The paper I used for the background is 
CO726896 from the Naughty or Nice collection.

Step 1. Cut approximately 11 cm from the right hand side - straight down
and then turning the papers around so that the two holly pattern papers join together.

Step 2. Adhering the two pieces to a 12" x 12" red card stock backing paper.

Step 3 - Mat photograph with other Naughty or Nice papers  - adhering this in the centre right of the layout page. 

Step 4. Create Merry Christmas word sentiment with the Merry Christmas cut, foil and emboss die CO726932.  Die cut mini Dasher die. CO726904 with mirror board,
also create some poinsettia flowers with flower die and create clusters around photograph.

Step 5. Arrange and adhere the baubles from the Naughty or Nice ephemera pack, adding some touches of glitter over the top.

CO726898 Naughty or Nice paper 12x 12
CO72903 Naughty or Nice ephemera pack
CO826904 Dasher mini die 
CO726932 Merry Christmas Cut, Foil and Emboss die
CO725818 Metal Conversion plate
 CO725032 Go Press and foil machine 
CO726063 Gold Heat activated foil 
CO723899 Foam strips
CO723791 3D White foam dots 

Thanks for looking
cheers and big hugs

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Delightful Sentiments Cut, foil and emboss dies - 3 ways

Hi everyone Adriana here today, and thanks for stopping by here on  
the Couture Creations blog.

Today, I wanted to showcase the versatile Delightful Sentiments - Cut, Foil & Emboss dies which are all super easy to create with. These sentiments  Cut, Foil & Emboss dies are so easy to use and I created 3 different cards in 3 different ways with one sentiment on each card from this collection. 

The three ways you can used them - they are :- 
1. Foiling - with the GOPRESS and foil machine
2. Letterpress /Emboss with your die cutting machine.
3. Ink with die with pigment ink and using your die cutting machine.
so here's how too:-

1. Using the GoPress and foil machine - foiling with Heat activated Gold foil  a word Delightful sentiment "HELLO" CO726950 

2. Using a softer card stock like Gold Mirror Board and getting a letterpress or emboss effect.

and lastly -
3. Using the sentiment word - I gently inked the Delightful sentiment - cut, foil and emboss die "Amazing" CO726965 with Card Deco Olive Green pigment ink CDEIPL018 , adding card stock on top of the die and running it through the die cutting machine.

For my 1st card was created a background with the new Card Deco Essential Pigments inks. I just love these Pigment inks - they are so vibrant and lush. they also have a pearlescent shimmer, which when dry looks amazing.

Firstly, dab a good amount of the Card Deco Essential Turquoise Pigment Ink CPDEIPL005 on a Non stick Craft Mat CO728828

Then spritz a little water over the pigment ink

while wet dab over your card stock randomly all over to get a good cover of pigment ink of the card stock.

Heat dry card stock with Multi Purpose Heat Tool CO723978

Repeat same process with Card Deco Essential Gold Pigment Ink CDEIPL0026 Gold

Once dry dab a little of Card Deco Essential Pigment ink MID BLUE CDEIPL015
onto the non stick craft mat - spritz a little water and with a painting brush
splat or flick some blue on the centre of card stock.

Then using a sponge dauber blending Mid Blue Pigment ink around the edges of
card stock.

With the assistance of the Go Press and Foil machine
and Gold Iridescent Triangular Pattern heat activated foil CO726063
I foiled the word "DELIGHTFUL SENTIMENT".  HELLO on to some blue card stock.

just a reminder for those who don't know how to.

Turn machine on
Open Lid
Place Metal Conversion plate on the heat plate of Go Press and foil machine
Place cut foil & emboss die on top of metal conversion plate, face up.
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.


Place my word in the centre of my pigment ink background.
Decorated with Gold Stickers edging.


For my 2nd card - NO FOILING - just place the Word Delightful Sentiment
"AMAZING" on my platform of my die cutting machine
place a piece of Mirror Board on top - ran it through my die cutting machine
PRESTO ! - a beautiful embossed/letterpress word ready for my card front.

Decorating the edges with Gold Sticker sheet edges
AD246200 Lacey Borders and a decoupage embellishment on the side CO727058
The background is created with the
Violet CDEIPL003
Blue Purple CDEIPL018
Gold CDEIPL026

and for my 3rd card 
I gently inked the Delightful sentiment - cut, foil and emboss die "Amazing" CO726965 with Card Deco Essential Olive Green pigment ink CDEIPL018 , adding card stock on top of the die and running it through the die cutting machine.

Adding a decoupage embellishment from decoupage sheet - CO727058

Couture Creations List of Materials
 DELIGHTFUL SENTIMENTS - Hello  - Cut, Foil & emboss die CO726950 
DELIGHTFUL SENTIMENTS - Amazing  - Cut, Foil & emboss die CO726965
Modern Essential Treasured Frames - Cut,foil and emboss die CO726468
Go Press & Foil Machine CO725032
Metal conversion plate. CO726524
Gold Iridescent Heat activated foil CO726063
Gold Mirror board CO725407
Black foam dots CO726429
Gold sticker Lacey Borders sheet AD246200 
Christmas decoupage sheet - CO727058
Card Deco Essential Pigment ink - Violet CDEIPL003
Card Deco Essential Pigment Ink - Gold CDEIPL026
Card Deco Essential Pigment Ink - Turquoise CPDEIPL005 
Card DecoEssential Pigment Ink - Olive Green  CDEIPL018 
Non stick Craft Mat - CO728828

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