Floating glitter elements - card and envelope set with shimmering die-cuts.

6:00:00 AM

Welcome back to today's post- i hope you are finding lots of inspiration on using the new (and old) Couture Creations dies. I am finding that i am using them more and more as i see how creative the team has been with them. So here's what i did with my dies today....
I wanted to create an element for the front of a card that looked old and worn with some sparkle at the same time. So i used the Polaroid die and the Devonshire lady to create the front of my card. I first cut the Polaroid frame out of patterned paper and then inserted a piece of white and then added my punched circle.
I made a matching envelope for my card using the Damask Delight Paper Pad
For my decorative envelope seal i used the Elegant Square die. When i was playing around with the cut element i moved it around and suddenly it turned into a diamond shaped frame. I loved the look of it and so went with that. I added an insert inside using patterned paper and gave the frame a embossed and glitter treatment. I like the way you can manipulate your die-cuts into something new for a different look.
To add an accent colour I used the gemstones in a gold - i picked the colour from the hand dyed ribbon i used on my card
small punched flowers add some additional colour to my card alongside paint splatters
and a close up of the embossed floating glitter treatment on my die-cuts
and the same treatment on my envelope closure
step 1 - die cut your frame and Devonshire lady out of plain white cardstock
step 2 - Cover the frame in a gold burnishing paste - I use a soft cloth or my finger tips to wipe the die-cut with the gold burnishing paste. This gives the white a light gold colouring and a soft shimmer
step 3 - After the burnishing past i wipe a layer of gold glitter glue across the frame using my finger. TIP - wiping the glitter glue with your fingers avoids streaky marks from the plastic tip
step 4 - leave the glitter glue to dry and then emboss the frame and lady with a layer or two of clear embossing powder. The gold glitter flakes seem to float inside the embossed clear layer and gives a really luxurious and classy look to the die cut elements
I hope you are inspired by these wonderful dies and their versatility - and here are the direct links to the wonderful products. Remember to look online for more inspiration and visit our Facebook page for daily inspiration. Here's wishing you a wonderful and "cutting" creatively week!
I leave you a list for the wonderful products i used for my card and envelope set

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