Couture Creations | C’est La Vie Cards

Hi Everyone, and welcome to my post today which features a pair of simple and economical cards created with the Cést La Vie collection being released by Couture Creations later this month. 

I have used A6 Kraft card bases from one of the popular Card & Envelope Sets produced by Couture Creations.  I love using these bases and envelopes as they are less than 40 cents per set, meaning that if I butcher a card base to create embellishments it is cheaper than cardstock – and I can always use the spare envelopes anyway.

The patterned papers are from the 6″x6″ and 12″x12″ Cést La Vie paper pads, including the butterfly and “Life is Beautiful” tabs.  You could just use the 6″x6″ paper pad, however I liked the spots being all the same colour so used the larger sheet of this paper.  The tag is from the Cést La Vie Diecut Ephemera pack and the tiny chipboard Bees are from the A Hive of Bees Chipboard set, which includes 20 pieces/Bees.

One of my favourite items from the C’est La Vie collection is the Butterflies & Roses Stamp and 3D Emboss A2 set.  As this is a 3D Embossing Folder you have to be very careful when using it with your Go Press & Foil Machine, as I have because it is of a higher quality with a deeper design – so no packing is needed and you may need to remove the lid to replace it with a B plate if it still too tight.

I have distressed the edges of all of my pieces of patterned paper and ephemera before inking them with coordinating inks and sponge daubers.  Keeping sponge daubers in a sealed case and having one for each colour prevents contamination and helps them to last a lot longer.  

Like the foiled 3D Embossing Folder design I have foiled the Thank You sentiment onto my butchered spare card base.  The Kraft is beautiful and smooth so it takes the foiling perfectly on both sides, as do all of the card bases in the Card & Envelope Sets range.

Well I guess that is it for me today, except to share some pictures of the individual cards and a list of the products I have used.

Products I have used: 

CO721964 Foam Mounting Tape – 12mm x 4m
CO721985 Double Sided Tape – 6mm x 50m
CO723817 3D Glue Spots (½” x 1/8” x 75 pieces)
CO724824 Go Cut & Emboss Machine
CO725032 Go Press & Foil Machine
CO725355 Heat Activated Foil Gold Foil (Vintage Matte Finish)
ULT158117 Hot Foil Stamp – SE – Thank You
CO725737 Cést La Vie 12″x12″ Paper Pad (24pgs)
CO725738 Cést La Vie 6″x6″ Paper Pad (24pgs)
CO725739 Cést La Vie Diecut Ephemera Set (43pcs)
CO725777 Cést La Vie Paper Doilies Set (25pcs)
CO725774 Cést La Vie Butterflies & Roses Stamp and A2 3D Emboss Set
CO725911 Cést La Vie  A Hive of Bees Chipboard Set (20pcs)
CO724849 Card & Envelope Set – A6 Kraft (50pcs each)
ULT157645 Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Cottonball
CO724289 English Roses (2cm) – White
CO725849 Sponge Dauber Storage Case (40pcs)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

Ooh La La Scrapbooking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of my Scrapbooking Class that I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a girly layout created with the Ooh La La collection, mixed media supplies, cutting dies and Hot Foiling with my trusty Go Pres & Foil machine.  The class is on Wednesday 17 January 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, dimensional magic/glossy accents, fussy cutting scissors (fine and sharp) and a teal/turquoise edging inkpad.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Australiana 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 Australiana themed cards created with the Open Road collection, cutting dies, fussy cutting and misting.  The class is on Tuesday 16 January 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/pinecone edging inkpad, fussy cutting scissors (fine and sharp), foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Summer Splash Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to 2018 and the reveal of my first Cardmaking Class for 2018 thatI will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies), a stepped card created with the Kaisercraft Summer Splash collection, cutting dies, burlap, real shells and altered wooden flourishes.  The class is on Tuesday 9 January 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, fine tip glue, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Boom Gel Stain Workshop @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Kids & Adults Boom Gel Stain Workshop

Create multi-coloured pours on an 8″x10″ Canvas and a Glass Candle Holder

$25 includes the cost of materials, tuition and use of our Boom Gel Stains

Wednesday 10 January from 1pm to 2.30pm

Wednesday 17 January from 1pm to 2.30pm

Wear old clothes as Art can get Messy!

Bookings are essential on 4972 2117 or instore

Shop 1/111 Toolooa Street, Gladstone

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Couture Creations | Bohemian Bouquet | Beautiful

Hi Everyone, and welcome to my first post as a Creative Team Member for the Art Deco Creations group of brands.  I am so excited to be a part of this talented team of creative ladies, and to be working with some of my all-time favourite products – and especially my number love in my studio right now…..my trusty Go Press & Foil Machine!

I have created a layout using a photograph of our lovely little darling Amelia-Ann at the Hairdressers with the Bohemian Bouquet Collection of papers, along with a mix of cutting dies and embellishments from several other go-to ranges released recently by Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts.

I started my layout with a semi-neutral paper from the 12″x12″ Bohemian Bouquet Paper Pad, the Loving Flourishes Stencil from the LÁqarelle Designs Collection, Anna Griffin Gloss Texture Paste and Couture Creations Silver Glitter.

I like to gather all of the embellishments, tools and papers together before creating a layout.  I then set about die-cutting, foiling, fussy-cutting and creating the handmade embellishments for my design.  As I go I try to place each item roughly where it will go, however this is never set in stone.

I love to mat my photographs with colours to compliment them and to help them make sense with the paper range and embellishments I am using.  This particular pair of photographs I have treated as one by adhering them together prior to cropping.  I remove the centers from my photo-mats to save paper and reduce the final weight of my layouts – if it can’t be seen it probably isn’t there.

My next step is to add tape to the back of all of the layers of paper/card, before I put it all together and place it onto the background.  Notice that nothing is hidden behind something else – if it can’t be seen it probably isn’t there.

Now to add tape, foam and dots behind all of the embellishments – both purchased and handmade.  This just makes the final stick-down quicker, easier and smoother – allowing me to concentrate on my design.

The title was part of a Hot Foiled Life is Beautiful Sentiment that I have fussy-cut with a 1mm border once it was completely cool.

Below are some close-ups of the embellishments I have on my layout, including the flowers I created using the soon to be released C’est La Vie Collection Geraniums Layered Die Set.

 

Products I have used: 

CO721964 Foam Mounting Tape – 12mm x 4m
CO721985 Double Sided Tape – 6mm x 50m
CO723815 Mini Glue Spots (3 1/16” x 300 pieces)
CO723817 3D Glue Spots (½” x 1/8” x 75 pieces)
CO724156 2mm Adhesive Gemstones – Crystal
CO724280 Secret Garden Collection Tall Flourish Cutting Die
CO724288 English Roses (2.5cm) – White
CO724289 English Roses (2cm) – White
CO724290 English Roses (1.5cm) – White
CO724574 Ultra Fine Tip Applicator Bottle 20ml (2pcs)
CO724634 3mm Adhesive Pearls – Chiffon Cream
CO724824 Go Cut & Emboss Machine
CO724868 Anna Griffin Texture Paste – Gloss Finish
CO724917 Be Merry & Classic Glitter Assortment (3 vials) – Silver, White
CO725032 Go Press & Foil Machine
CO725342 Glitter Paper (210gsm) | Deep Blue
CO725358 Heat Activated Foil Blue Foil (Mirror Finish)
CO725368 2mm Adhesive Pearls – Sunflower
CO725765 C’est La Vie Collection Geraniums Layered Die Set (7pc)
CO725830 Hot Foil Stamp Life is Beautiful Sentiment
ULT157630 Ooh La La Collection Paper Doily Set (25pc)
ULT157646 Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Evergreen
ULT157799 L’Aquarelle Designs Loving Flourishes 10”x10” Stencil
ULT158030 Bohemian Bouquet 12”x12” Paper Pad
ULT158045 Bohemian Bouquet Collection Petal Doily Metal Charms
ULT158049 Bohemian Bouquet Collection Blue Layered Butterflies Stickers
ULT200048 12”x12” Cardstock – 216gsm – French Vanilla

Thanks for stopping by and thank you to the team at Art Deco Creations for giving me the wonderful opportunity to create on their team.

Alicia Redshaw

Summer Splash Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to 2018 and the reveal of my first Cardmaking Class for 2018 thatI will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies), a stepped card created with the Kaisercraft Summer Splash collection, cutting dies, burlap, real shells and altered wooden flourishes.  The class is on Tuesday 2 January 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, fine tip glue, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Summer Splash Scrapbooking Class

Hello everyone and welcome to my reveal of the Scrapbooking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Wednesday at 10am and 6pm which is a layered nautical/beachy layout using the Kaisercraft Summer Splash collection, which costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and a trimmer and foam tape if you have them.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Wine Bottle Cardmaking Class

It’s that time of the week again when I reveal the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) which is a trio of Cards created with cutting dies, hot foil techniques, vellum and embossing.  The class is on Tuesday 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, fine tip glue, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Romantique Scrapbooking Class

Hello everyone and welcome to my reveal of the Scrapbooking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) which is a layered and very girly layout on Wednesday at 10am and 6pm using the Kaisercraft Romantique collection, which costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and a trimmer and edge distresser if you have them.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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