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 Thankful Cards using the Zella Teal collection from Prima, Foamiran and one of my favourite Embossing Folders from the C’est la Vie collection.  The class is on Tuesday 26 June 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, embossing tools, foam flower shaping mat, 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 rustic layout I have created with the recently released Anthology collection from Kaisercraft.  The layout features hot foiling, fussy-cutting and a mixed media background.  The class is on Wednesday 20 June 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, brown/pinecone edging ink, fussy-cutting scissors 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 feminine cards I have created with the Romantique collection from Kaisercraft.  The class is on Tuesday 19 June 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, fussy-cutting scissors, edge distresser, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Couture Creations | Seaside & Me Card featuring Hot Foiling

Hi everyone and welcome to my post today which is a card I have created using the Seaside & Me collection – with a softer more feminine feel.  To achieve this softer feminine feel to the card I have used a peach ink that tones with the beautiful papers and a simple set of embellishments that I have created with Hot Foil, Chipboard and Ephemera.  

I have used foam tape to layer the elements in the embellishment cluster to add texture and dimension to the card, without making it cluttered and heavy.

I have gently distressed the edges of the papers prior to inking them to help soften the edges.

After foiling the sentiment chipboard I have coloured the letters with a brown pen and sanded the surface – once again softening the edges and helping it to co-ordinate with the rest of the card.

The flowers were left from a previous project and complimented the Seaside & Me collection without taking over or competing for the star role.

I have used the Medallion cutting die as a Hot Foil Stamp to create the background embellishment for the cluster on the card.  I use two pieces of cardstock (not thick) as shims when putting the Hot Foil Platform through my Go, Cut & Emboss Machine to help ensure that the foiling works perfectly every time.

I always audition the pieces I am using during the creative process – helping me to ensure that each piece is in the perfect place and fits the overall design.  The sentiment just didn’t work above the cluster, and had to move.

The Copper Hot Foil from the Seaside & Me Hot Foil set was the guiding influence in my choice of the edging ink colour – which I applied with a Sponge Dauber (a very well used one at that).

I did make some Pigment Powder into a watercolour solution that I used to add some shimmer to the embellishments I created, helping them to work well together.

Couture Creations products I have used:

CO726205 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #12
CO726198 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #05
CO726195 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #02
CO726152 Seaside & Me Ephemera Set
CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack (Copper)
CO726193 Seaside & Me Chipboard Flourishes Set
CO726188 Seaside & Me Chipboard Sentiments Set
CO726176 Seaside & Me Seashell Hot Foil Stamp
CO726168 Seaside & Me Medallion Cutting Die
CO725034 Foil Me Hot Foil Set (Silver)
CO725032 Go, Press & Foil Machine
CO725159 Stainless Steel Scissors

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Couture Creations | Seaside & Me Scrapbook Layout featuring Hot Foiling

Hi everyone and welcome to my post today which is a layout I have created for you along with a process video that will give you an insight into how I create my layouts.  This layout is very clean and simple, allowing the photograph to be the star of the show.  This particular photograph is of me when I was a teenager fishing with some friends on the Boyne River.  

I started my layout by cutting paper for the layers and working out which pieces from the Ephemera set I wanted to use.  I have cut the borders from the shell and coral Ephemera pieces prior to inking them.  My process video actually starts after this when I painted White Acrylic Gesso onto the background paper, mostly to save you watching me for a whole day.

I have used scissors to distress the paper edges before inking them with a sponge dauber and brown ink.  Fussy-cutting titles I have Hot Foiled is one of my favourite layout embellishments at the moment, especially when they are inked and raised on foam mounting tape.

I have used two different types of Glue Dots to attach the flower and charm, making them into easy to apply stickers.  The Seaside & Me Ephemera set is actually printed on similar paper to the patterned papers in the collection, so they blend beautifully with the patterned papers – and can be inked cut and foiled as well.

As mentioned I also created a process video whilst I put my layout together, in which you will occasionally see a little hand with a pink sleeve (Amelia-Ann) off to the right helping Mummy to create…..

Couture Creations products I have used:

CO726205 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #12
CO726196Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #03
CO726198 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #05
CO726195 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #02
CO726152 Seaside & Me Ephemera Set
CO726234 Seaside & Me Charms
CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack
CO725830 Everyday Sentiments Hot Foil Stamp – Life is Beautiful
CO725032 Go, Press & Foil Machine
CO723828 Non Stick Craft Mat
CO725159 Stainless Steel Scissors
CO724871 Acrylic Gesso – White

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Scrapbooking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies | Seaside & Me Layout

Welcome to the reveal of the Scrapbooking Class that I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, an awesome beachy layout I have created with the new Seaside & Me collection from Couture Creations.  The layout features die-cutting, hot foiling, distressing, layering and a mixed media background.  The class is on Wednesday 30 May 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, brown/pinecone edging ink, fussy-cutting scissors and dimensional magic/glossy accents.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies | Stargazer Exploding Box Card

Welcome to the reveal of the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, an Exploding Box Card I have created with the recently released Kaisercraft Stargazer collection.  The class is on Tuesday 29 May 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, fussy-cutting scissors, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Couture Creations | Sea Breeze Scrapbook Layout

Welcome to my post today which is a simple and elegant layout I have created with the Sea Breeze collection.  The Sea Breeze collection of papers and embellishments are timeless and still remain popular even though they were released some time ago. 

This design would also look just as stunning created with either the C’est la Vie or soon to be released Seaside & Me collections.

I have blended some turquoise ink over the edges of the Hot Foiled and fussy-cut title – which I have created with a piece of patterned paper and deliberately taken from the Go Press & Foil early so that it had a softer finish that didn’t compete with the photograph.

Many of the Couture Creations collections have coordinating embellishments and charms which are perfect for tucking into a cluster of flowers and ribbons.

The strips along the top of my layout are 5.75″x1.5″ and are cut from the Seabreeze 6×6 paper pad.  The thin strip of paper along the bottom of these strips is the barcode from the background patterned paper.  The strips are stuck 1″ from the top of the layout and the photograph has been double-matted with patterned papers from the same paper pad.

Below are linked images of some of the products I have used….

        

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Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies | Patchwork Cards

Welcome to the reveal of the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a trio of patchwork cards that feature foamiran and foiling.  The class is on Tuesday 22 May 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, fussy-cutting scissors, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies | Floral Cards

Welcome to the reveal of the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a pair of floral cards that feature mists, foamiran and foiling.  The class is on Tuesday 15 May 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, fussy-cutting scissors, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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