Couture Creations DT Reveal | Nouveau Cut, Foil & Emboss Scrapbook Layout

Hi all, and welcome to my post today that includes a scrapbook layout I have created with cardstock and embellishments – and NO PATTERNED PAPER.  As an added bonus I have included a sketch with this post for all of my sketch fans out there – and yes I am listening to your requests for me to do more sketches.

I have used Nouveau Cut, Foil and Emboss Dies to create the feather, swirl and birdcage embellishments for my layout.  The pink cardstock layer has been embossed to add an extra dimension to the layers – whilst the photo mats and swirls are actually a Kraft Cardbase, because that was the colour I wanted and the Cardbase was close to hand.

I opened out the flowers and then used Pigment Powders, water and Gloss Texture Paste the colour them – before adding Aztec Gold Glitzin’ Glamour to the centres.  This technique requires quite a bit of drying time as the flowers get really wet – and they do fall apart if you play with them too much whilst they are wet. 

The best way to stick layered embellishments like this is to use 3D Glue Spots as they allow you to create dimension and stick bulky items with ease.  I like to add them to the back of the embellishments before playing with the placement so that I can stick it all together as soon as I am happy – without having to muck around adding adhesives.

I foiled the Bees and the title with Pale Gold Foil, which I love so much that I have now purchased three rolls – it just goes with any theme and all of my favourite ranges this year.

Last but not least I have my sketch for you and I would love to see your take on it, and welcome to share a picture or link in the comments.

 

Couture Creations products I have used:

  • CO725405 A4 Matte Gold Damask Mirror Foil Board
  • CO721997 Self Adhesive Pearls – Pink Blush
  • ULT200079 12×12 Cardstock – Fairy Wings
  • ULT200019 12×12 Cardstock – Ice Crystal
  • CO724849 Kraft A6 Card & Envelope Set
  • CO725839 Nouveau Delicate Feather Cut & Foil Die
  • CO725846 Nouveau Hanging Cage Cut & Foil Die
  • CO725842 Nouveau Sweeping Flourish Cut & Foil Die
  • CO725818 Go Press & Foil Metal Conversion Plate
  • CO726041 Heat Activated Foil – Pale Gold Mirror Finish
  • CO726060 Heat Activated Foil – Light Green Mirror Finish
  • CO726043 Heat Activated Foil – Peach Matte Finish
  • CO725911 C’est La Vie A Hive of Bees Chipboard
  • CO725917 C’est La Vie Frame C’est La Vie Set Chipboard
  • CO725777 C’est La Vie Paper Doilies Set (25pc)
  • CO725768 C’est La Vie Intricate Background Emboss Folder
  • CO725750 C’est La Vie Vintage Border Hot Foil Stamp
  • CO721981 Glitzin Glamour Aztec Gold Glitter Glue
  • CO724868 Anna Griffin Gloss Finish Texture Paste
  • CO725543 Mix and Match Pigment – Blue
  • CO725542 Mix and Match Pigment – Silky Gold
  • AD49538 English Roses (15pk)
  • AD49266 Jewelled Florettes (50pk)
  • CO721964 12mm Foam Mounting Tape
  • CO723817 3D Glue Spots
  • CO725032 Go, Press & Foil Machine
  • CO725159 Stainless Steel Scissors

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed this insight into how I have created my layout and look forward to seeing your take on my sketch – have a wonderful day

Reveal | Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a pair of feminine cards created with the Full Bloom collection from Kaisercraft.  The class is on Tuesday 14 August at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents, brown edging ink and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Reveal | Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a pair of feminine cards created with the Full Bloom collection from Kaisercraft.  The class is on Tuesday 7 August at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents, brown edging ink and a score-pal.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO SCRAPBOOKING CLASS THIS WEEK AS WEDNESDAY IS OUR SHOW HOLIDAY IN GLADSTONE.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Reveal | Scrapbooking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of the Scrapbooking Class that I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a fun layout that is perfect for toddler, birthday, family and baby layouts using the Kaisercraft Hide & Seek collection.  The class is on Wednesday 1 August at 10am and 6pm – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, foam tape and dimensional magic/glossy accents.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Reveal | Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a trio of Christmas Cards – one of which includes a hidden gift card holder.  The class is on Tuesday 31 July at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Reveal | Scrapbooking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of the Scrapbooking Class that I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a feminine layered page in shades of pink and grey.  The class is on Wednesday 25 July at 10am and 6pm – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, foam tape and dimensional magic/glossy accents.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Reveal | Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a pair of cards I have created with the Anthology Collection from Kaisercraft.  The class is on Tuesday 24 July at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, brown edging ink, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Reveal | Scrapbooking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of the Scrapbooking Class that I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a layered mixed media layout created with the Prima Santorini collection.  The class is on Wednesday 18 July at 10am and 6pm – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, foam tape and dimensional magic/glossy accents.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Reveal | Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a trio of cards created with the Kaisercraft Full Bloom collection.  The class is on Tuesday 17 July at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

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Alicia Redshaw

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Couture Creations DT Reveal | Special Occasions Decorative Embellished Candle

Hi everyone and welcome to my post today which is a Decorative Embellished Candle that would be perfect as a Gift or Special Occasion Table Setting.  The products I have used just happen to be from the new Special Occasions collection from Couture Creations.  This collection would also make the most beautiful Invitations for a Wedding, Engagement, Christening, Anniversary or Special Birthday.  

I have used a white candle that I purchased from Target, however any pillar candle in white or cream would work just as well.

I started by choosing the papers, foil and cutting dies that worked together to create a simple and elegant design.  I added Diecut’N Bond to the back of the Silver Damask Paper before diecutting it with the Swirling Banners Die.  The addition of the Diecut’N Bond makes assembly simpler and easier, and helps keep the intricate border in place.

I prefer to use Embossing, Foil & Glitter Tape to adhere the layers that don’t have the Diecut’N Bond.  I also find that adhering each layer separately prevents buckling – which will occur if the layers are stuck together prior to adding them to the Candle.

I foiled two identical embellishments with Matte Gold Foil and a limited release Hot Foil Stamp to hide the join in the band layers.  If you would like to purchase this Hot Foil Stamp which is part of a three piece set please contact your local Couture Creations Stockist.

I added Adhesive Pearls to the two embellishments before adhering them together with the Embossing, Foil & Glitter Tape – making them easier to glue to the Candle in the next step.

Helmar 450 Glue is super strong and takes some time to dry, allowing for a bit of movement to get embellishments into the perfect spot before they dry.  This benefit also requires some patience as the creation process really needs to stop until the 450 Glue is dry before moving the Candle around.

Whilst waiting for the Glue to dry the Butterfly layers could be assembled using 3D Glue Spots and Foam Tape.  The Foam Tape is between the solid layers and the 3D Glue Spots are the best choice for sticking the Butterfly to the Candle.  There are two solid layers and one lace layer to the Butterfly – using the same papers as in the other elements of the Candle. 

It was really exciting as the elements came together and the finished Candle took shape – just the drying Glue was holding up the process.

Couture Creations products I have used:

  • ULT157908 Special Occasions Adhesive Pearls
  • CO726402 Special Occasions Silver Damask Foiled A4 White Paper
  • CO726403 Special Occasions Gold Damask A4 White Paper
  • ULT157928 Special Occasions Layered Butterfly Decorative Die
  • ULT157943 Special Occasions Swirling Banner Decorative Die
  • CO725403 A4 Gold with Draft Lines Mirror Foil Board
  • CO721964 12mm Foam Mounting Tape
  • ULT157644 Diecut’N Bond
  • CO723894 7mm Embossing, Foil & Glitter Tape
  • CO723817 3D Glue Spots
  • CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack (Matte Gold)
  • CO725032 Go, Press & Foil Machine
  • CO725159 Stainless Steel Scissors
  • H00043 Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue 125ml

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed this insight into how I create Decorative Embellished Candles – have a wonderful day