18 October 2016

Wild & Free

Hi Hi :)

I'm back today showing a couple of cards using the gorgeous  
WILD & FREE collection from Couture Creations.
The papers are just stunning and the dies are gorgeous.

I have created two quick cards using the collections along with the Anna Griffin glitters
and Pigment Powders.

So for the 1st card I cut a piece of Obsidian cardstock to 8x8" and folded it in half so that the cardbase became 8x4" long card.  Next cut a piece of the Lovebirds Nest patterned paper from the 12x12" Wild & Free paper stack slightly smaller so that the card base becomes the mat for the patterned paper.
I used some vellum to make a large tag to place on the front. Cut a smaller tag in black ensuring you leave enough room on the bottom to heat emboss a sentiment.

Check out how amazing the gold embossing powder is.  It is so fine and sparkly.

I decided that the black needed something more so I mounted the black tag on some yellow.  This also brought the yellow out in the patterned paper more. I punched a hole at the top added a brand and some bold twine.

I totally forgot to take some pics but I then die cut two of the Lovebirds Feather, one in Topaz Ultimate Craft cardstock and one in Obsidian black cardstock.
I added some of the Maroon glitter from the Anna Griffin Glitter Collection to the Couture Creations Crystal Clear High Gloss embossing powder. 
I covered the black cardstock in Versamark ink and then covered the cardstock with the glitter embossing powder combo before heat setting it.  You will see how amazing it came up in the close up pictures below.  Finally I attached the two feather under the brad and then
attached the tag to the card base.

For card two I used the same size card base but as landscape instead. The Fourished Lapwing die is one of my absolute favourites from the WILD & FREE collections and loved using it. And to finish it all off it ended up being a Christmas card.

To start die cut 3 of the Flourished Lapwing die.   It is such a beautiful die with such delicate details.

I did end up recutting two more birds in a green as the powder and glitter did not cover the original cream cardstock the way I wanted. 
Next mix some of the green pigment powder from the Anna Griffin Pigment Powder Collection in the blue to some of the high gloss crystal clean embossing powder. Coat one of the birds in versamark or similar embossing ink and heat set.

Next mix some of the Lime glitter with some clear embossing powder and heat emboss the two green birds.  I heat embossed them three times to get a more three dimensional and richer colour.  The picture of the two birds shows one embossed twice and the other three times.  It will give you an idea of how much richer it came out.

I added a patterned strip of paper and matching lime cardstock to the front of the card. I did it the hard way and cut the card front down first and then mounted papers on top of each other to get the 4x8" card front back.
I liked this look better than just mounting the lime and print on top of the card base.

Finally just found the birds on some mini 3D foam dots, add a sentiment and some pearls to the edges and y our done.  Pretty and effective.

ARTDECO Brand Products Used

 ULT200007 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Obsidian
CO724852 Couture Creations WILD & FREE Paper Collection Pack
CO724818 Couture Creations WILD & FREE Lovebird's Feather die
CO724790 Couture Creations Embossing Powder - Mirror Gold
ULT200054 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Topaz
CO724864 Anna Griffin Glitter Collection - Maroon
CO724959 Couture Creations Embossing Powder - Crystal Clear High Gloss
CO723815 Mini Glue Dots
CO721961 12mm foam mounting tape
CO721985 6mm double sided tape

ULT200001 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Snow White
ULT200025 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Mantis 
 CO724966 Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigment Colours - Green
CO724815 Couture Creations WILD & FREE Flourished Lapwing Die
CO724852 Couture Creations WILD & FREE Paper Collection Pack
CO724864 Anna Griffin Glitter Collection - Lime
CO724959 Couture  Creations Embossing Powder - Crystal Clear High Gloss
CO721985 6mm double sided tape
CO724781 3D foam mini dots
CO724641 3mm Pearls - Grass Green

Thanks for stopping by.  

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