Couture Creations | Cést la Vie | Life is Beautiful Layout

Hi Everyone, and welcome to my post today which is another layout I have created with the fabulous Couture Creations C’est la Vie collection.  I have kept this layout very simple and mostly used scraps from other layouts and cards I have created with this collection. 

I started my layout by freehand cutting a heart template from the cover of the 6″x6″ paper pad from the C’est la Vie collection.  The cardstock that the cover is made from is thicker and glossier than other cardstocks, making it perfect for creating a template that will last for many uses and wet media products.

I then used a matching ink with a sponge dauber and the Intertwined Stencil over the handmade heart template. 

I love how this technique creates a heart in the background that supports the other layout elements without stealing the show from the photograph and journaling.

To finish my layout I created a layered photo-mat from patterned papers, and a journaling block with Hot Foiled Chipboard and a patterned paper scrap.

A select few simple embellishments completed the layered look of the layout without adding unnecessary clutter and fuss.

I applied Dimensional Magic to the fussy-cut Butterfly which I then sprinkled with the lovely Be Merry White Glitter that I love to use in most of my projects.  I actually don’t think I have a single butterfly left in either of my C’est la Vie paper pads as they are a beautiful way to finish a layout or card.

Well I guess that is it for me today, except to share a list of the products I have used…..

Products I have used: 

CO721964 Foam Mounting Tape – 12mm x 4m
CO721985 Double Sided Tape – 6mm x 50m
CO723817 3D Glue Spots (½” x 1/8” x 75 pieces)
CO724824 Go Cut & Emboss Machine
CO725032 Go Press & Foil Machine
CO725737 Cést La Vie 12″x12″ Paper Pad (24pgs)
CO725738 Cést La Vie 6″x6″ Paper Pad (24pgs)
CO725355 Heat Activated Foil Gold Foil (Vintage Matte Finish)
CO725830 Everyday Sentiments Hot Foil Stamp – Life is Beautiful
ULT200087 Cardstock – 12″x12″ – Ivory (216gsm)
CO725917 C’est la Vie Chipboard – C’est la Vie Set (2pcs)
CO725764 C’est la Vie Cutting Die – Collection of Ferns (2pcs)
CO725776 C’est la Vie 3D Trinket Embellishments (4pcs)
CO725773 C’est la Vie Stencil – Intertwined (5″x7″)
CO724917 Be Merry & Classic Glitter Assortment (3 vials) – White
CO725159 Precision Stainless Steel Scissors
CO723623 Sponge Daubers (6pcs)
CS11215 Dimensional Magic

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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