May 22, 2014

Celebrate the Little Moments by Mel Connell

Welcome back bloggers. I'm so glad that your here again today to have a little look see at what I have created once again using all this Couture Creation goodness. 

Ok, so lets get started. Cut your self one border out of white cardstock using the Chandelier set border die. ink through the die with a coordinating ink colour to your back ground cardstock. 

I tore a piece of the Couture Creations Quick Release Die Paper in half and used some Matt Gel Medium to adhere this to my background cards stock. I made sure I got some crinkles and creases in it to create some texture. Smear some white paint across the background, and add some drops of black ink or watered down paint.

Glue some Fusible film or iridescent paper to a scrap of black cardstock. Cut out three solid Dragonflies and three detailed Dragonflies using the Van Roe Decorative Dies Dragonfly set. Also cut  a Celebrate word using the Celebrate die. Layer the black cardstock detailed Dragonfly on top of the iridescent solid Dragonflies. 

Cut 2 photo mats using the Lotus Filet Die. Add some metallic rub to bring out the detailed dies cutting around the edges. Cut a 12 x 3 inch piece of pattered paper. I used a piece from the Damask Delight Paper pad. 

Arrange all your dies cut elements and also some chipboard pieces and glue everything in place. I've used some great chipboard flowers and frame from Imaginarium Designs. Check out there great products here

As a finishing touch sprinkle some small gems around your layout. 

Thanks once again for stopping by today.

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May 11, 2014

It's Time to Celebrate by Mel Connell

Welcome Back Everyone. 

Wow I can not believe it is May already. This year is sure passing quickly. Might be because of all the exciting projects I have been working on lately. So My Brother-in-Laws Birthday was recently, and I created this card to give to him. We always have a strong moustache theme when it comes to him as he truly is a modern day Dapper, with a handlebar moustache, although it has recently been trimmed to a more modern version of that. 

So you will need some white card stock, some JAC paper (double sided sticky paper adhesive) some black Coredinations cardstock with a white core, Couture Creations embossing folder, Couture Creations Nesting Dies, Victorian Square to get you started. 

Cut your self a card blank from your white cardstock and a rectangle piece of your black Coredinations cardstock. Run your Cordinations cardstock through your embossing machine in your favourite Couture Creations embossing folder. Using your Couture Creations sanding block, gently rub back the embossed surface to expose the white core inside. Distress the edges of this pieces and adhere to the centre of your card blank. 

Using another piece of white card stock cut some JAC paper large enough to fit your largest of two sizes of your nested dies. Stick this directly to the cardstock. Run through your machine and cut both sizes of nested shapes at the same time. One will be cut from just cardstock, the other will have the sticky JAC paper on one side. 

Peel back the protective paper of the JAC paper piece and stick he smaller nested shape right in the middle. Sprinkle the edges (sticky JAC edges) with glitter and press down with your finger to make sure you get a good adhesion.

Stamp a greeting onto the centre of the nested shapes and addax embellishment as I have with this resin moustache. Mount this onto the front of your card with your High Tack Foam tape 

As a final touch add some small gems using your LED Tweezers to areas of your embossed design. 

CO721993 Gemstone, Red Lust.
CO723406 Core Card Sampler.
CO721954 LED Tweezers.
CO723060 Sanding Block.
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape, High Tack, 12mm.
CO721985 Double Sided Tape, 6mm.
CO723048 Nesting Dies, Victorian Squares.