Hi Everyone, and welcome to my post today which features a pair of simple and economical cards created with the Cést La Vie collection being released by Couture Creations later this month.
I have used A6 Kraft card bases from one of the popular Card & Envelope Sets produced by Couture Creations. I love using these bases and envelopes as they are less than 40 cents per set, meaning that if I butcher a card base to create embellishments it is cheaper than cardstock – and I can always use the spare envelopes anyway.
The patterned papers are from the 6″x6″ and 12″x12″ Cést La Vie paper pads, including the butterfly and “Life is Beautiful” tabs. You could just use the 6″x6″ paper pad, however I liked the spots being all the same colour so used the larger sheet of this paper. The tag is from the Cést La Vie Diecut Ephemera pack and the tiny chipboard Bees are from the A Hive of Bees Chipboard set, which includes 20 pieces/Bees.
One of my favourite items from the C’est La Vie collection is the Butterflies & Roses Stamp and 3D Emboss A2 set. As this is a 3D Embossing Folder you have to be very careful when using it with your Go Press & Foil Machine, as I have because it is of a higher quality with a deeper design – so no packing is needed and you may need to remove the lid to replace it with a B plate if it still too tight.
I have distressed the edges of all of my pieces of patterned paper and ephemera before inking them with coordinating inks and sponge daubers. Keeping sponge daubers in a sealed case and having one for each colour prevents contamination and helps them to last a lot longer.
Like the foiled 3D Embossing Folder design I have foiled the Thank You sentiment onto my butchered spare card base. The Kraft is beautiful and smooth so it takes the foiling perfectly on both sides, as do all of the card bases in the Card & Envelope Sets range.
Well I guess that is it for me today, except to share some pictures of the individual cards and a list of the products I have used.