Thursday, June 13, 2013

Couture Creations - Joyeaux Anniversaire

Hello everyone! It is my turn on the Couture Creations blog today. I have created a French country anniversary card with a few fun stamping techniques to share.

1. Create a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch top-fold card from black cardstock.

2. Emboss kraft cardstock with the Large Hepburn embossing folder from the Elegance Collection.

3. Ink a script stamp with black dye ink and stamp onto the embossed paper. Press very lightly to ensure that you are only stamping on the raise part of the paper. 

4. Continue stamping with the script stamp until you have covered all embossed areas .Trim the  embossed cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and attach to the front of the card.

5. Trim black cardstock to 2 x 4 1/4 inches. Trim printed paper to 1 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches and attach to the black cardstock strip. (I have used Graphic 45 French Country papers.) Wrap brown twin around the center of the panel and attach the panel to the card front with foam mounting tape, approximately 1 1/4 inches from the top of the card.

6. Using the small Ivy Doily Die (Fantasia Collection), cut and emboss two doilies from printed paper. You may need to use the Piercing Tool to remove some of the tiny bits from the die cut shape. Trim the doilies in half and tuck the three partial doilies under the panel from step 5. 

7. Using the Key to My Heart die from the Endless Dreams Collection, cut two keys from cream cardstock. Rub one key with Burnt Copper pigment ink and the other with Verdigris. Allow to dry.

8. Using a script stamp and black dye ink, stamp both keys with the script image. Tie the keys to the right side of the card with twine.

9. Using the Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies, cut a scalloped rectangle from black cardstock.

10. Line the Rectangle Nesting Die template over the printed sunflower image and tape down. Cut and adhere the image to the scalloped rectangle mat.

11. Using Foam Mounting Tape, attach the image to the left edge of the card, overlapping the twine.

12. Decorate the inside of the card with a strip of printed paper and a postage image stamp (Hampton Art/Graphic 45 French Country). Stamp an French anniversary greeting in the center of the panel with black dye ink.

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Couture Creations Supplies Used:
Rectangle Nesting Dies
Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies
Ivy Doily Die
Key to My Heart Die
Large Hepburn Embossing Folder

Couture Creations Tools Used:
Foam Mounting Tape
Craft Mat

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Treasures Pitch Black, Colormates Light Totally Tan; Bazzill Basics Kraft
Patterned paper: Graphic 45 French Country
Rubber stamps: Hampton Art/Graphic 45 French Country; Inspired by Stamping Background Basics III, Big Notes in French II
Stamping ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Burnt Copper, Verdigris
Twine: unknown


  1. Your cards are always so beautiful Gloria. I love the stamping on the embossed piece. Gorgeous!! ox

  2. fabulous card, love the stamping :)

  3. love love love this card!!! rock on gloria.... i did the double take and then swung around for the detailed deets, like that scripted stamp and the technique used to stamp!!!

  4. Love this! - great effect with the script stamped on the embossed area. Well done!

  5. These are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your stamping tips!


  6. Love the stamping over the dry embossing. You make everything look so easy...and beautiful! Great tutorial!

  7. Beautiful card! I love the technique of stamping on the embossed piece. TFS

  8. Beautiful as usual! Thank you for the tutorial! :)