Monday, 21 January 2019

Quick Foiled Toppers using Couture Creations Treasure Frames

Quick Toppers using Couture Creations Treasure Frames 

The Couture Creations Modern Essentials Cut, Foil and Emboss dies make adding intricate foiled decoration around the edge of a topper quick and easy. 

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Transferring waste foil to card - using the negative, or plain foil

Treasures Frames and Heart - With Love

For this card I've used patterned papers from the Couture Creations Le Petit Jardin 12 x 12 paper pad and an A4 sheet of navy blue card.   I've also used some additional white card to strengthen the panels cut from the patterned papers.

My card is A5 size (14.9cm x 21cm.   The navy blue mat is cut to 14.5cm x 20.6cm and the patterned paper background is cut to 14cm x 20.1cm.   I've gutted  the centre out of the navy blue mat (leaving a 2cm border, and used that card to cut the lace strip and the flowers from.

Cut/Foil 2 of the large frame from the Treasured Frames set onto the patterned papers - one using dark blue foil, and the other using holographic silver foil.   With both, add a layer of white card behind the patterned paper, so that it is cut and embossed at the same time as the patterned paper is foiled.  I find it best to cut the middle out of the foil, so that foil does not adhere to the card in the centre of the frame.

Cut Iridescent Blue/Green foil a little larger than your heart die and stick it down to some navy blue card.  Foil the sentiment into the centre of the foil, slide some paper or card under the foil to mask the sentiment and then use the back of the cutting die to foil a heart around the sentiment.  You;ll need a thin metal shim on your GoPress and foil to do this

It's basically the same technique as shown in this video, but the cutting die is a heart instead of a fancy oval.  Once you've foiled the heart, flip the die over, line it up carefully (tape in place) and die cut the heart.

Cut and foil the Key from the treasured frames set using the same foil and navy blue card.  Also die cut the key from some more white card so you can add an extra layer for strength.

Use the Petit Floral Edge border die - cut twice, back to back to create the lace strip.

Place the Treasured frame foiled in silver horizontally across the other one and stick in place.  Make sure you leave space at the bottom of the card for the lace strip, and stick the frames onto the card front using foam pads at the top of the card.

Stick the heart on top of the 2 frames using more foam pads, and then use foam pads to mount the key at the edge of the heart.

Stick the Petit Floral Edge border, lace strip in place across the bottom of the card.

I've foiled some of the navy blue card with the foil cut from the centre of the foil used for the Treasured Frames, and used it to make flowers.  I've cut 4 each of the Evening Branch die from navy card and white card.

Arrange the flowers and Evening Branch mini die cuts at the bottom left corner of the frames, overlapping the lace panel.

Full details of how to put the elements of the card together are in the video.

Couture Creations Products Used:

CO726468 - Modern Essentials Cut, Foil and Emboss dies - Decorative Nesting Treasured Frames

CO725434 - Le Petit Jardin - LE PETIT JARDIN 12 X 12 PAPER PAD

CO725454 - Le Petit Jardin - PETIT FLORAL EDGE DIE (1PC)

CO725937 - Le Petit Jardin - EVENING BRANCH MINI DIE (1PC)

CO725289 - Anna Griffin - With Love Hotfoil stamp

CO725392 - Foil - Blue/Green Foil (iridescent finish)

CO725352 - Foil - Silver (Iridescent Finish)

CO725393 - Foil - Navy Blue (Light Iridescent Finish)