Hi all, and welcome to my post today that includes a scrapbook layout I have created with cardstock and embellishments – and NO PATTERNED PAPER. As an added bonus I have included a sketch with this post for all of my sketch fans out there – and yes I am listening to your requests for me to do more sketches.
I have used Nouveau Cut, Foil and Emboss Dies to create the feather, swirl and birdcage embellishments for my layout. The pink cardstock layer has been embossed to add an extra dimension to the layers – whilst the photo mats and swirls are actually a Kraft Cardbase, because that was the colour I wanted and the Cardbase was close to hand.
I opened out the flowers and then used Pigment Powders, water and Gloss Texture Paste the colour them – before adding Aztec Gold Glitzin’ Glamour to the centres. This technique requires quite a bit of drying time as the flowers get really wet – and they do fall apart if you play with them too much whilst they are wet.
The best way to stick layered embellishments like this is to use 3D Glue Spots as they allow you to create dimension and stick bulky items with ease. I like to add them to the back of the embellishments before playing with the placement so that I can stick it all together as soon as I am happy – without having to muck around adding adhesives.
I foiled the Bees and the title with Pale Gold Foil, which I love so much that I have now purchased three rolls – it just goes with any theme and all of my favourite ranges this year.
Last but not least I have my sketch for you and I would love to see your take on it, and welcome to share a picture or link in the comments.
Couture Creations products I have used:
CO725405 A4 Matte Gold Damask Mirror Foil Board
CO721997 Self Adhesive Pearls – Pink Blush
ULT200079 12×12 Cardstock – Fairy Wings
ULT200019 12×12 Cardstock – Ice Crystal
CO724849 Kraft A6 Card & Envelope Set
CO725839 Nouveau Delicate Feather Cut & Foil Die
CO725846 Nouveau Hanging Cage Cut & Foil Die
CO725842 Nouveau Sweeping Flourish Cut & Foil Die
CO725818 Go Press & Foil Metal Conversion Plate
CO726041 Heat Activated Foil – Pale Gold Mirror Finish
CO726060 Heat Activated Foil – Light Green Mirror Finish
CO726043 Heat Activated Foil – Peach Matte Finish
CO725911 C’est La Vie A Hive of Bees Chipboard
CO725917 C’est La Vie Frame C’est La Vie Set Chipboard
CO725777 C’est La Vie Paper Doilies Set (25pc)
CO725768 C’est La Vie Intricate Background Emboss Folder
CO725750 C’est La Vie Vintage Border Hot Foil Stamp
CO721981 Glitzin Glamour Aztec Gold Glitter Glue
CO724868 Anna Griffin Gloss Finish Texture Paste
CO725543 Mix and Match Pigment – Blue
CO725542 Mix and Match Pigment – Silky Gold
AD49538 English Roses (15pk)
AD49266 Jewelled Florettes (50pk)
CO721964 12mm Foam Mounting Tape
CO723817 3D Glue Spots
CO725032 Go, Press & Foil Machine
CO725159 Stainless Steel Scissors
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed this insight into how I have created my layout and look forward to seeing your take on my sketch – have a wonderful day