Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Bohemian Bouquet Foiled Card Set

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Happy Wednesday Crafters! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing a set of cards that I have made using papers from the soon to be released Bohemian Bouquet Collection from Ultimate Crafts. I've combined these with the Ultimate Crafts Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil Stamps to show how you can easily create a set of cards for any occasion.


To start, I've taken some patterned paper from the Bohemian Bouquet 6x6 paper pad, cut down and matted each piece onto coordinating cardstock. For these cards (going clockwise) I've used Ultimate Crafts Garnet, Bubblegum, Green, Blue cardstock. These panels were cut to size to fit onto the Couture Creations White A6 Card and Envelopes.


I've taken more sheets from the Bohemian Bouquet 6x6 paper pad and cut a 2 inch piece from each sheet, again matting them onto coordinating cardstock. Two will be going vertical and two horizontal as shown below.


Next I've used some of the leftover scraps of paper and heat foiled a sentiment onto each piece, again matted onto coordinating cardstock. 


All that was left to do was assemble each card and then add some bling and a bow. Here are the finished cards showing how I have assembled and embellished each one. Each sentiment panel was adhered using foam tape to give some dimension. You can just use normal double sided tape if you prefer to leave your cards flat for mailing.


"To a Special Mum" Card



"Thanks" Card


 "You're Amazing" Card



"Let's Celebrate Your Birthday" Card



Artdeco Creations Products Used:

 "To a Special Mum" Card
 "Thanks" Card
  "You're Amazing" Card

Other Products:
Bling pieces
Organza Ribbon


Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
Until next time.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Ritz Explosion Box Card

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Hi everyone! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing an explosion box card that I have created using the The Ritz collection from Ultimate Crafts. This design is generic so it can be used for any occasion from an 18th or 21st Birthday, an Engagement, Wedding or a milestone birthday or anniversary event.

For today's tutorial I'm focusing on The Ritz collection and how I have used the Ultimate Crafts Die Cut & Bond tape with the Couture Creations Heat Activated Foil to create beautiful embellishments for my explosion box. If you would like to see more details on how I created this piece, pop on over to my blog for a more in depth tutorial. There are loads of explosion box templates available online, the one I have used will be on my blog post. If you already have a template that you like, you can certainly use that and then decorate the box using the same papers, dies and embellishments as I have on mine.



For the die cut embellishments adhere a strip of the Die Cut & Bond tape onto a scrap piece of cardstock and cut out the die shape. For this tutorial, I only wanted the decorative piece of this die so I only cut that part.


Next, remove the backing from the die cuts and place onto a sheet of foil. I have used the Gold Mirror foil for this project.


Turn the foil over and rub over the die cuts firmly until enough foil has covered each piece. You should be able to clearly see the outline of the die cut through the foil.



You should end up with a die cut looking like this. The foil comes out beautifully (better in real life). It's best to use smooth cardstock for this technique as you will avoid having to touch up your piece like mine below. You could also leave it like this to give your embellishment a distressed look. Either way still looks great.


If this happens to you while you are foiling your die cut, just remove the piece of backing left behind and simply press the foil over the die cut again. No one will ever know! :)


Here is how the die cut and foiled embellisments turned out on my finished piece.



Other Products:
Gold Ink
Large gemstone


Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
Until next time.
Happy Crafting!