Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Card for April's Couture Creations...

Hello again from me Patricia Basson...

Today I have created an elegant card for my posting on the Couture Creation Blog. I wanted to use my Die a little more than just as a cutting element and thus used it as a stencil to add some interest to my plain white card stock. 

Using a Dauber and some light Blue Distress Ink, I first stencilled the background using the Tied Together Die from the Momento Ornamental Lace Collection. Using papers from the Damask Delight Paper stack I also die-cut and cut a strip to use as a border. Using another patterned paper, I cut a second piece from which I only used the diamond shapes to add as elements. I have used some foam dots to add some dimension to these pieces.

Using the same paper as for the Diamonds, I die-cut the Heritage damask flourish. I first adhered some Gemstones and then embossed with clear embossing powder, resulting in the Gemstones being embedded in the embossing.
To create the frame I used two of the Nested Victorian Square frames, laying them asymmetrical to add some interest. In the back I used a stamped piece of white card stock. 

I also added some Embossing paste and a few glass beads and flowers...


Showing the die and dauber as used to colour my background paper.

The placement of the nested Squares to achieve my frame.

Using foam mounting tape allows for the frame to be lifted.

This handy tweezer with the LED light makes placing gemstones on ones project an absolute breeze! 

Thank you for viewing my project...I hope I have shown something new for you to try...Please visit the Couture Creations Shop were you will find the products I have used and many more.
Till next time, Happy Scrapping!

Products used on this card.

Damask Delight Paper Stack CO 723545
Victorian Square Nesting Die CO 723048
Momento Ornamental Lace Dies: Tied Together Co 723249 
Glamour Days Inticuts Dies: Heritage Co 723710
Precision LED Tweezers
Sponge Daubers
3D Foam Dots and Squares 
Foam Mounting Tape and Double sided Tape


  1. Lovely card, love the idea of using the die cut as a mask too!

  2. wow these colors are magnificent , softly stunning and so many beautiful details blended together perfectly , love it all x

  3. Wonderful technique and design Patricia.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Wow!!! Stunning card Patricia!!! Love the idea of using your diecut as a stencil, it looks awesome!! Also love that you offset the two squares when making the frame, it looks so much better than if it was just centred. Absolutely gorgeous piece!! ox


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