Monday, 8 June 2015

Love Card - Couture Creations


Hello again crafter! Today I'm sharing some of the beautiful Hearts Ease Collection
from Couture Creations. 

Today I'm excited to show you this card I've made, perfect to celebrate a wedding or anniversary. 

Let's get making!

I've chosen a matching rich purple Core'dinations cardstock as the mat for my card, and cut it to fit my card. I've then die cut with one of the Heart Core Nesting Dies to make a window in the cardstock. 

I've embossed my cardstock with the Hearts Ease Tied Together Embossing folder. 

TIP! You get a much crisper and raised embossed pattern if you cut FIRST then emboss. 
You can see both here - cut then emboss on the left, emboss then cut on the right. 
I find that if you cut second the second pass through the die cutting machine flattens the pattern somewhat.  But in saying that, it might be a look you're after - it's up to you. 

I've then distressed the cardstock 2 ways - using the Couture Creations Sanding block on the pattern, and the Non-Stick scissors around the edges. 

Next I've chosen my patterned paper background and stuck it behind the window. With the different patterns in the Hearts Ease Patterned Paper Collection there are so many beautiful images you can use.  Simply lay the card window over the patterned paper and until your happy with the look. 

Using green Core'dinations cardstock I've cut 2 of the Vintage Branch die from the Vintage Rose Collection to use as foliage and placed them to the left of the heart window, 
attaching with the Craft Glue Spots.  Remember to always use your Quick Release Die Paper especially for intricate dies like this one.

I've spritzed an English Rose Flower purple and opened it up, placing a crystal classic gemstone in the middle, and adhered it on top of the tree die cuts with  Craft Glue Spots.

To add a sentiment to this card I have used the Hearts Ease Time Goes On Clear Stamps  and stamped the 'Love' with versa mark ink and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I love how the gold just jumps off the card.

I've cut the embossed Love down and flagged off the ends, inked around the edges and adhered with 6mm Foam Tape at the bottom of the heart. 

Simple, effective, and made with love.  Just another way to use this stunning Hearts Ease Collection. 

I'd love to see how you use your Hearts Ease stash!

Thanks for dropping by. 

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