With this blog post I’m saying farewell to the Couture Creations Design Team. Being a member of the team has been a great experience – I’ve had the opportunity to try out wonderful products and work with beautiful paper collections.

For this card I’ve used a combination of older Couture Creations products along with elements from the Blooming Friendship 12 x 12 papers.

My card is 5″ x 7″. I’ve cut a piece from the patterned paper (sheet 5) 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ to leave a white border when it is stuck down on the card blank. I’ve inked around the edges, using brown pigment ink to make is stand out.

The sentiment frame is from another of the 12 x 12 papers (sheet 6). I drew around my die before cutting the piece needed from the 12 x 12 sheet as the panel is the same size as the die, and printed at a slight angle – take care to leave a border so you can line the die up with the printed design.

I cut the middle out of my foil to avoid getting any foil on the centre of the frame. I’ve foiled the frame using rose gold foil and the sentiment using deep red foil.

The rose and leaves are made using Cut & Create dies – these can be used either with pigment inks or to hot foil using the GoPress & Foil. For the rose I’ve used rose gold statin card and deep red foil, and for the leaves I’ve used white card and rose gold foil.

Materials List

CO726468 – Cut, Foil and Emboss dies – Modern Essentials  – Decorative Nesting Treasured Frames
CO727633 – Cur and Create Dies – My Secret Love – Get Well Soon (3pc)  (Rose and Leaves)
CO727630 – Cut and Create Dies – My Secret Love – Reaching Fern
CO726567 – Hotfoil Stamp – Butterfly Garden – Live, Love, Laugh

Joanne Hedges Creative