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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sweet Smile layout by Sue Smyth

Sweet Smile by Sue Smyth 
This month I am sharing a girly layout, using Couture Creations dies and embossing folders of course. The Faux opal on the right I have shown you before on a card. This is how you can use it on a layout I have cut an oval from thin chipboard that fits a resin frame, proceed with the ink and Glitz n Glamour as usual and cover with Dimensional magic to create a gorgeous faux opal for your frame.

The flowers are made with Couture Creations Roses dies, the larger bloom I have shown you before, but I thought I would share how I do Sugared Roses.

Step 1 
Cut out the largest shape from the Roses die from white cardstock

Step 2
Trim off edge about 1 cm in width

Step 3 
Roll up the spiral with a flower roller or bamboo skewer.

Step 4
Release and allow to unwind a little.

Step 5
Glue to the scrap white card with Hot glue. 

Step 6 
Trim off the excess white card.

Step 7
Use Couture Creations Tweezers to roll the petals.

Step 8 
Spritz with your choice of spray inks. Allow to dry or heat gun

Step 9
Spray with spray adhesive.

Step 10
Dip into a pot of white Glitter.

Step 11
Voila! one sugared rose. This works best on pale colours rather than dark and looks just like sugared violets  do

Handy Hint when spraying with mist, cover all of the flower and then apply just a little of a darker colour to the centre only.
to add a kind of dimension. You can do this with a paint brush or pipette. 

Couture Creations Roses Die C0723218
Couture Creations Poetry Embossing folder 
Couture Creations tranquillity C0723435
Couture Creations Scalloped Rectangle CO723047

Other Materials 

ZVA creative pearl flourish crb-05cA-138
Martha Stewart Doily border punch
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Carta Bella Beautiful moments Damask paper 
White Cardstock
White Glitter
Pink Cadillac & Olive Glimmer Mist
Dusty Attic chip flourish
Crushed Olive Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Lace and ribbon
Imaginarium Alphabet chip

Thanks for Sharing hope I have inspired you to create.

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