Monday 2 March 2015

Couture Creations Rose Bouquet

   This project would be ideal for Mother's Day, which here in the UK is March 15th. It's made using three Couture Creations dies and one Sue Wilson die set, all available from Creative Expressions. A little heavy on the die cutting but Mum's are worth it aren't they?

     The first two dies are both Couture Creations, Vintage Roses and Classic Vine. Both have been cut several times in plain white card.
     For the bouquet the vine is cut into four pieces as per the photo. The roses are cut into single stems but don't throw the base away, this is trimmed to look like a butterfly.
     The best thing about getting new dies is finding out how many different ways they can be used, I would suggest cutting them out in an inexpensive card and playing around with them, cut them apart to see what else you can make. The more you can make with them the better value they will be!
     Once all cut apart colour the flowers and foliage with inks or pens, the rose has cut out parts so I have backed the flower heads with a darker card to give contrast.
     Assemble the coloured flowers in to a small bouquet ready to go into your lace wrap, layer some of the flowers using foam pads to give dimension.
     Using Couture creations die Heart Bouquet cut once in thin card, being thin card it will curl into a cone more easily than thick card.
     Have the point facing you and roll the sides toward the middle to wrap around and form a cone to hold your flowers.
     Try the bouquet in the cone, adjust if necessary and glue in to place. Add a small ribbon bow on the front of the cone and glue firmly. Colour the butterfly and stick on to the flowers.
     The bouquet is mounted on an oval of Couture creations paper from the Vintage Rose Garden 6x6 stack, this was cut using Sue Wilson die set Austrian Collection Innsbruck (which I borrowed from my Mum...shhh...don't tell). The same set was used to cut the lacy green layer and a white layer to go underneath the green. There are 5 die in this set, I have used the largest three.
     I have used Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue in Dusky Pink to add tiny dots to the lacy oval, bringing the green and pink together.

     The base white card has been coloured using Distress Ink Victorian Velvet, then I have water stamped with a script stamp to leave pale writing across the background.
     The corners looked a little empty so I cut some more of the Classic Vine, cut it apart and coloured it with Distress Ink Bundled Sage. Once dry I stuck these little bits of greenery in the corners.
     It has been fun using the dies and cutting them apart to make something a little different. This card will have to be for my Mother-In-Law as my Mum is not fond of pink ( and she'll spot the dies I borrowed too), I shall come up with something else for her.

Materials used
Couture Creations Dies - Heart Bouquet / Classic Vine / Vintage Roses
Couture Creations 6x6 Paper Pad - Vintage Rose Garden
Sue Wilson Die Set - Austrian Collection Innsbruck
Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue - Dusty Pink / Dries Clear
Distress Inks - Victorian Velvet / Bundled Sage
Thin white card / green card

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Jellypark Challenges - One For The Mums
Quirky Crafts - Pretty In Pink
That Craft Place - Anything Goes / Mother's Day
The Ribbon Girl - Add Flowers


  1. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges. Monica.-DT

  2. So pretty...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

  3. Rocky your card is gorgeous ...we have shared your blog post on our facebook page :) Thanks for sharing the #couturecreationaus love

  4. what a beautiful card the dies and papers are perfect for your card

  5. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - best of luck! Mary x

  6. Oh, wow! love how you used the dies to create such a fantastic look on your card. :D That is just gorgeous!!
    Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenge.
    Deborah Guest designer


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