Monday, November 30, 2020

Step Up Christmas card with Adriana

 Hi everyone, Adriana here today with a very simple Centre Step up Christmas Card. Using The Gift of Giving Collection of papers and mini stamps to create the background of my card. With a touch of foiling with the GOPRESS and foil machine created with a Merry Christmas hot foil stamp from last years' collection.

For the background I stamped the Holly Silhouette Mini stamp CO727933 several times randomly around the edges of some card stock with Green Pigment ink.

Adding some fuzzing cut poinsettia's flowers from the the 12 x 12 paper  CO727901 and layering some of the petals on top of each other with foam dots.


Adding some Gold Gemstones in the centre of the flowers.

To create a centre step card just follow this template
Some of the lines are cut and some are scored or folded , it is very simple and easy to create.
Start off with a 6' X 12" card and score and fold as shown below..

Adding some die cut Holly Sprig mini die CO727918 with mirror board card stock, for an added touch of gold to finish off the card. Adding a foiled Merry Christmas with last year hot foil stamp = teamed up with the GO PRESS and Foil machine.

Thanks for stopping by, take care
Cheers Adriana XX

Couture Creations Products
CO727918 The Gift of Giving - Holly Sprig Mini Die
CO727901 - The Gift of Giving - Paper 12 x 12 
CO72793 The Gift of Giving - Holly Silhouette Mini stamp
ULT200067 Garnet card stock
CDEIPL017 Card deco Green Pigment ink
CO726342 Scoreboard 
CO725032 GoPress and foil machine
Gold Gemstones 
Mirror Board cardstock 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Merry Christmas Kookaburra - Art journal page

Hi everyone, Adriana here today and welcome to the Couture Creations Blog. I have been playing in my art journal again, it is very relaxing and so much fun creating and playing in my journal.
Since Christmas is only a few weeks away, I have created a Merry Christmas page with a touch of Australiana.  This could easily be created for a card instead of journal page.

Using the Couture Creations - Metallic Alloy Alcohol inks for the background, with some stamping elements from 

I have a full tutorial video over on YOU TUBE
the link is end of this blog post.

I created the background on yupo paper 5x7
Using Cinnamon Metallic Alloy Alcohol Ink
and also Champagne Metallic Alcohol Ink
The Metallic Alcohol Inks give such a beautiful shimmery effect on the Yupo paper. I really love these collection of Alcohol Inks.

My tutorial video shows you how to create this page from start to finish.
I try to keep my video under 10 mins so that you get feel of how I created my project. Some sections are fast forwarded so that you don't get bored, BUT you can pause the Video at anytime by pausing or stopping the button on the bottom of the screen.

Once the alcohol inks are dry on the Yupo paper, I added some stamping elements
and also created my Kookaburra with the
SWEEPING PLAINS - Kookaburra Mini stamp and die set.

Also adding some poinsettias cut from the 12 x 12 paper
THE GIFT OF GIVING - Sheet #5 CO727901

To view my video CLICK HERE:

all the products I have used are from Couture Creations and are all here:

Couture Creations Products CO727860 A3 Glass Mixed Media mat CO728160 Isopropyl Alcohol solution CO727888 Champagne Metallic Alloy Alcohol ink CO727885 Cinnamon Metallic Alloy Alcohol Ink CO727850 Alcohol Ink Blower CO727339 White Yupo Paper 5x7 CO727934 The Gift of Giving Merry Christmas mini stamp 
CO727901 Sheet 5 The Gift of Giving 12 x 12 paper
CO727984 Sweeping Plains - Kookaburra mini stamp and die set CO727992 Sweeping Plains - Anthem mini stamp CDEIPL028 Card Deco - Brown Pigment Ink CDEIPL031 Card Deco - Golden Red Pigment Ink CDEIPL020 Card Deco - Saddle Brown Pigment Ink CDEIPL023 Card Deco - Christmas Green Pigment Ink CDEIPL010 Card Deco - Orange Pigment Ink

Thanks for stopping by and stay safe
Cheers Adriana XXX 


Saturday, November 7, 2020



Hello everyone !! 

Today,  we have a special blog post about EMBOSSING FOLDERS
and how to create stunning effects on your papercraft projects.
 Two Embossing folders are included inthe
machine by Couture Creations.

Embossing Folders are a great crafting tool to add texture and interest to your papercrafting projects.

We have had many requests about embossing folders and 3D embossing folders especially the placement of the plates through our die-cutting machine. Adriana has made a video to show you all the
different sandwich set up of the plates, all the plates and mats are included when you purchase this fabulous die-cutting and embossing machine.

Here below is the sandwich set up of the A4 plates, which are included when your purchase the GOPOWER & EMBOSS machine. As a bonus you also receive 2 Normal embossing folders and 30 small dies all included when your purchase the GOPOWER & EMBOSS machine.

Adriana shows us how to set up the plates when using the two different types of embossing folders
NORMAL & 3D Embossing Folders

To view the video CLICK HERE: 

Happy weekend and Happy Crafting !!!!!


Thursday, November 5, 2020


HI everyone Adriana back here again, today I have had a little play with
the Couture Creations FLURO Alcohol Inks....... 
soon to be released and they are coming to a store near you in the next few weeks!!!!!!! 

There are 10 new FLURO colours!!!
check them out:  HERE 

Now, I am not one for bright colours, and when I saw these I was a bit scared of them!!! 
Yes, the last time I saw FLURO colours like that was in the 80's !!!!  Haahaa !! But having played with them and adding the right combination of colours ---- OOHH!!!!  AAHHH!!!  they are really vibrant and a lot of fun!!
If you like doodling and bright funky colours - then these are for you!!!!! They look fabulous teamed up with a touch of black or silver....

So I created my backgrounds and then I created two very simple Desk Calendars Cards!

I created backgrounds on Yupo paper first with the
FLURO Alcohol Inks for my Desk Calendar cards.....
These would make a great teacher's gift or Christmas card for anyone of any age group and
by adding a Calendar Tab for 2021 - how perfect would this look on a desk!!!

Using the white Yupo paper trimmed to fit to the black base card stock and using the following colours
in this order as well - to great a wonderful rainbow effect.

CO727958 Fluro Green
CO727959 Fluro Blue
CO727965 Fluro Purple
CO727953 Fluro Red
CO727954 Fluro Burnt Orange
CO727956 Fluro Orange
CO727951 Fluro Yellow

Start by applying a little of the CO727337 Alcohol Ink solution over the yupo paper.

Starting with the yellow first and then the other colours as listed above in that order, from the bottom to the top.

Gently moving the colours around together each other with the fabulous
CO727859 Alcohol ink air blower.

Lovely FLURO rainbow effect - I just love it !!!
The fluro colours are very chalky and when dry have very matte finish, I haven't seen anything like this before in alcohol inks and I really think they are fabulous!! 

Once all the Fluro Alcohol ink colours are around the Yupo paper, leave to completely dry.


Adhering this rainbow coloured yupo paper on to black card and adding in the centre,
a small Calendar tabs for 2021.  

Then I stamped some new sentiments, which are perfect for the creative soul!!! 
Using a permanent black ink pad.

Don't forget to grab your calendar tabs soon !!  Hurry while stocks last !!!  - 
How perfect is this to give to someone for Christmas!!
A colourful and creative card that will last for the whole year!!!

How cool does this look ???  I splashed a bit of Pearl Silver Alcohol Ink around the edges on the black card stock - to make it look a bit arty !!!

I also created another desk calendar card - this time with only two colours of the FLURO alcohol inks

CO727959  Fluro Blue 
CO727951 Fluro Yellow
These two colour together will make a hint of green
and that how the green appears on this Yupo paper. Totally cool effect !!

Adding some stamped leaves around the edges and some doodling with a white permanent pen around the edges of the black card stock.

So thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you are all staying safe and have fun playing with the Fluro Alcohol Inks!

Cheers Adriana XX

CO727958 Fluro Green Alcohol Ink
CO727959 Fluro Blue Alcohol Ink
CO727965 Fluro Purple Alcohol Ink 
CO727953 Fluro Red Alcohol Ink
CO727954 Fluro Burnt Orange Alcohol Ink
CO727956 Fluro Orange Alcohol Ink
CO727951 Fluro Yellow Alcohol Ink
CO727337 Alcohol Ink solution 
CO727748 Calendar Tab for 2021