June 14, 2013

A Glorious Fourth - Couture Creations DT


Cathi here, being a bit confusing!!!  I know, Australia doesn't celebrate the Fourth of July, neither does Ireland, where I live!! But I hope you will humor me for this card, as I am American and grew up in the United States, and sometimes it is nice to be nostalgic!! I just love to use vintage images with my cards, but I wanted to pair them with my Couture Creations embossing folders, dies and pearls to make a red white and blue Fourth of July card!!


I started by using the Couture Creations Fresh and Fun Large Powder Puff embossing folder.  I thought the shapes reminded me of stylized fireworks and was a perfect backdrop for my image. The paper is from the Incandescent range from Paper Temptress and actually has a metallic gold sheen to the red, white, and blue papers, just gorgeous!


I have Scallop Square Nesting Dies, and put two together to make my rectangular shape, hiding the join under the festive ribbon. 



I cut a slit into the card stock with my Couture Creations Craft Knife and threaded the ribbon through so it could lay flat.


To make my rolled flowers I used the Couture Creations Daisy Nesting Die's smallest flower and cut a spiral into each of them, rolling and securing the flower and adding a pearl in the center of my flowers. I used my Couture Creations Premium Non-Stick Scissors to make the cuts.


I used the Endless Dreams Tranquility Decorative Die, which again reminded me of fireworks, to embellish the card.


To put the card together I used 18mm double sided tape to attach the scallop squares to the embossed card base.


I attached the vintage image and sentiment with Couture Creations Foam tape to add dimension. I love this foam tape so much, I don't have much left!! I think I need to put in a request for more soon!! I just love the dimension it gives to cards and layouts!


I tied the bow around the card, added the sentiment and glued the flowers and flourishes into  place.


I would love to enter this in the Inspired by Red White and Blue Challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Couture Creations products used




11 comments:

Keren Tamir said...

the post turned out amazing!! I love that project!!

ruthsplace said...

What a great card. I love how you made the flowers.

Elaine coustley said...

I think your card is delightful, love the design and the flowers.x

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I LOVE this card!

Adriana B said...

Fab card, great tutorial :)

Jess said...

Beautiful card!

Monica Edwards said...

ok one word AMAZING!!!! love it glad I found you, Thanks for joining us at CI Paints.

DIANA L. said...

This is awesome, wonderful tutorial also I just love all the colors you used.
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspiration Paints. Please be sure to link up to us, to be eligible for the prize!

michelle hodges said...

Very beautiful card!!
Love the emboss folder you used!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations paint challenge!
Michelle, dt team

Mandy Zimmerman said...

I really love this card Cathi! It turned out fabulous! Outstanding! Have a great week!
Mandy