Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Couture Creations Design Team Application Round 2

I am very honored and excited to have made it to Round Two! 
For this round we are required to create a new project using Couture Creations embossing folders, and either decorative, doily, or nesting dies. 

I've included full instructions on how I created this layout. 

1. Trim cut-off strip from all papers.  Trim 1 1/4 inches from top and one side of Vintage Christmas (blue snowflakes).

2. Punch (blue snowflake) paper randomly using Martha Stewart edge punches.  Distress un-punched areas, and ink all edges.   Ink edges of background paper.

3. Emboss the corners using 'Serene', and 'Peace And Joy' embossing folders as shown.  Ink the raised pattern.

4. Distress using a Crop-A-Dile, punching small and large holes.  Attach a few eyelets to create contrast.

5. Attach to background paper using Couture Creations double-sided tape.

6. Die-cut a doily using Alycyone Doily Die.  I found the Quick Release Paper to be awesome, making it really easy to cut and release the paper from the die.  I have a great tip for you, because you were probably wondering why I have a washing up brush in the photo!  Gently brush over your paper and the dies and it will push out all those tiny pieces of paper.  No more endless poking with an awl (aka 'pokey tool').

7. Tear pieces of the doily and slip it between papers as shown.

8. Emboss Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock in 'Watering Can'' using 'Project Journal Cards' embossing folder.  Sand embossed pattern to reveal the core colour.  Cut out as shown, and distress edges.
9. Cut and emboss three 'Party Banner' from Core'dinations Pine Needles Distress.  Cut two 'Moments In Time' from Watering Can Whitewash, and two 'Dolce' from Pine Needles Distress and Vintage Christmas paper.

10. Cut strip of paper 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch, and Whitewash 9 x 3 3/4. Notch into ends to create a banner shape.  Emboss the Whitewash with 'Pinstripe' embossing folder and sand.  Layer elements as shown.

11. Mat photo with Vintage Christmas paper.  Die cut some snowflakes from a variety of paper and cardstock.

I also spritzed with some mists, and added Couture Creations Gemstones and Pearls, as well as some Glitzin Glamour  'Crystalina'.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, and that I've inspired you to go create something.   (I'd love to see your version, so drop me a link in the comments section if you post it on your blog)

Happy scrapping,


  1. and amazing LO - stunning and full of inspiration to get on and use my new Couture Creations dies and double sided tape, TFS the tute its awesome.

  2. This is gorgeous!! LOVING the snowflakes and the banners!!

  3. Gorgeous, Tina!! You will know soon! :)

  4. Beautiful layout, love the colors!!! Very easy to follow tutorial, great job. :-)

  5. Fabulous the little hints, too...TFS those:):)

  6. Absolutely stunning layout! I really liked you're clear step-by-step instructions. Congratulations on making the team. I'm looking forward to working with you this year.

  7. well done congrats on making the DT, looking forwards to working with you on the team :)

  8. Tina your layout is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your details with us! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say hi- glad you liked the Journaling Story!



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