Hi All, For these cards I’ve used some of the beautiful 12 x 12 papers, dies and stamps from Couture Creations Steampunk Dreams collection. The dies are “Cut and Create” dies that can either die cut and emboss or cut and foil when used in conjunction with the GoPress & Foil machine. Video Link: https://youtu.be/LmSdXQGO-xU

When cutting and embossing with the dies you can either ink the die with pigment stamping ink, or emboss and then use gilding wax, mica polish or ink to highlight the embossed details. I like to add an extra piece of wast card on the cutting side of the die when I’m die cutting so that I get a deep but crisp emboss.

I’ve also used foil with the butterfly die and foiled onto some vellum. The vellum I’ve used is 100gsm. As the vellum is much thinner than card, I add a card shim so that the vellum is pressed into the die properly.

To create this strip, I die cut some card with the …. die and used it as a stencil on some of the same red card as I used as the mat for the patterned paper. For this card I’ve also added a stamped sentiment.

On the other card I’ve layered some pieces cut from the 12 x 12 Papers with the butterfly foiled onto vellum, and then added embellishments. After sticking the vellum butterfly in place, trim the wings in line with the backing paper.

I’ve stamped and heat embossed one of the sentiments on a tag cut from black card. I added some clear texture medium and then some gilding wax to the edges.

See my video for how I used gilding waxes and foiled the butterfly on vellum.

Materials List

CO727720 – Cut & Create Die – Steampunk Dreams – Stamp of Love
CO727724 – Cut & Create Die – Steampunk Dreams – Steampunk Butterfly
CO727711 – Die – Steampunk Dreams – Mesh
CO727713 – Die – Steampunk Dreams – Straight Tags Cutting Die Set (4pc)
CO727719 – Stamp Set – Steampunk Dreams – Steampunk Sentiments Stamp Set
CO727707 – 12 x 12 Paper – Steampunk Dreams – Double Sided Patterned Papers 1
CO727708 – 12 x 12 Paper – Steampunk Dreams – Double Sided Patterned Papers 2
CO727709 – 12 x 12 Paper – Steampunk Dreams – Double Sided Patterned Papers 3
CO726073 – Foil – Golden Cream (Light Mirror Finish)
CO726039 – Foil – Grey (Dark Mirror Finish)
CO726074 – Foil – Latte Brown (Dark Mirror Finish)

Joanne Hedges Creative