28 June 2015

Wings of a Butterfly

Welcome back everyone, Anita E here on the blog today.
My card collection has been depleted somewhat of late so this is a start to building it back up again.
I have to admit when I put so much work into a card it generally goes to someone that I know will appreciate it very much and hopefully hang on to it, even for a little while.

I started off with a 6x6" card base and selected the Small Pansies sheet from the Hearts Ease paper pack. This I cut to 5 3/4" square.

Next, I then took the Victorian Rectange Nesting Dies and selected the 2nd largest die, positioning it on the printed paper and running it through the Bigshot.

 Next, using the largest two dies, I cut a frame in another coordinating cardstock to match the print paper that I chose. If you have one of the magnetic platforms it definitely comes in handy when doing this as the dies stay in place and helps keep the frame even.

I used a selection of dies from the Vintage Rose, Everyday Essentials, Frames and Frills and Elegant Card Cuts Collections, cutting several of each.

I wanted a nice wide piece of lace to put on the card, but since I couldn't find one in my stash (and let me tell you my stash of lace and ribbon is HUGE!!), I decided on two rows of a narrower one and was happy with how it was going to look on the card.
Before adhering I had a bit of a play around with the die cuts to see what else was needed, and decided on one of the Couture Creations bulk flowers.

After playing with some different shades of inks my flower came up a treat.  It only needed a little blinging up with some Glitzin' Glamour to finish it off.  I also inked and blinged up the die cuts to soften the look.  All edges of the paper, frame and card base was inked as well.

I mounted the printed paper on 3D foam dots so that the embossed stamping inside the window really draws you in.
A few 2mm rhinestones edging the top of the lace and in the top right corner completed the look.
Everything was then adhered to the card base and WOOT WOOT, it was all finished.

I was very happy with the final result. I hope you like it too.

Couture Creations products used:

Thanks for stopping by, until next time......

Anita E

21 June 2015

Treasure the Time

Hi  Guys

Back on the blog today with a quick and easy card that is still gorgeous.  The Hearts Ease paper collection is so pretty so you don't need to do to much with it to create some beautiful things.

I started with a 6" card base in a grape/purple cardstock that matched with the Hearts Ease paper collection. I selected three different prints from the Hearts Ease paper stack.  I chose the Pansy Rainfall as the larger piece, the reverse of the Pansy Border and Small Pansies. I mounted each one after cutting them to sizes that I like, on to a cream cardstock.  The cream cardstock was just showing behind each print.  This gave the card a bit more depth.

Place the mounted pieces on the largest mounted print (mine was just under 5 3/4" in size) in a way your like. I then chose a phrase from the Dragonfly Prases sheet from the paper stack and mounted it on the same colour as my card base.

Before attaching everythign to the base card grab a piece of matching ribbon and adhere to the card.  You can either tie a bow before attaching or to make it simpler attach the ribbon and then make a bow and glue down.

Mount your phrase on 3D dots and place over the ribbon near the bow. 

Add some chipboard shapes from the Heart Ease collection that tie in with your title, and fussy cut a couple more bees from the Dragonfly Phrases paper... and then your done. 
Easy simple and quick but still beautiful :)

Couture Creations products used:

Pansy Rainfull, Pansy Border, Small Pansies, Dragonfly Phrases

Thanks for stopping by.