Couture Creations Design Team Application Round 2

I'm thrilled to have made it to the second round of the Couture Creations Design Team Call! I'm sharing a layout today for the second part of my design team application.

I used the Couture Creations Uber Embossing Folder on foil and cardstock on this page. I LOVE the vector diagram design on this folder! I though of my husband when I saw this design. He's an engineer by day and plays in a rock band at night, and was the inspiration behind this page.

I used alcohol and archival inks on this piece of embossed foil to add color and a bit of grunge. I highlighted several of the circles with metal studs.

I used a set of nesting dies to cut several eyelet circles from Core'dinations Cardstock, which I then embossed with the Uber Embossing Folder. I lightly sanded and inked the raised pattern before embellishing.

My husband is always swapping out broken parts from his guitar amps and the spoils are all mine!

I started this piece by cutting up and washing an empty coffee bag.  The foil liner yields a fantastic embossed impression and is almost impossible to tear.  This is my material of choice for all my embossed foil pieces.

I added color to this foil piece with Alcohol Inks. I randomly colored small areas with Lettuce, Terra Cotta and Butterscotch for an aged rusty feel.  I then filled in the remaining areas with Stream. I didn't worry about complete coverage here because I liked the look of some silver foil peeking through the color.

To help make the embossed areas on this foil piece pop, I lightly applied black Archival Ink to the foil by dragging the pad over the raised areas.

I love the rusty aged look!  Perfect for a grungy rock and roll layout!

I dressed up my Core'dinations Cardstock eyelet circles with the Uber Embossing Folder.  I then sanded and inked the raised areas before adding metal studs and paper stars.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope I have inspired you to use embossing folders and dies to make some unique embellishments for your scrapbook layouts!

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Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp; Letter Stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Cardboard Letters: Jillibean Soup; Metal Studs: Michael's; Thread: Iris; Embossing Folder: Couture Creations; Eyelet Circle Dies: Spellbinders; Alcohol Ink: Ranger; Archival Ink: Ranger; Distress Ink: Ranger; Alcohol  Blending Solution: Ranger; Other: Amp Tube, Foil; Photo Credit: Kyle Hock


  1. Stunning techniques!! I so love that embossing folder and what you created with it! Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  2. very impressive Dana what you did with the embossing folder,your photos and instructions were great too ....not too much longer to wait :)

  3. Dana, this is brilliant! You've done an awesome job with this page! I absolutely LOVE the look of the alcohol ink on the foil too. Good luck!

  4. This is absolutely AMAZING!! I love love love the colors and textures!!!!

  5. Now this technique is all me! Love everything about it!!!!!

  6. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I love technique and thats what many people want to see in todays scrapbooking world-where mixed media and grunge is so popular. You did an awesome job on this LO. I love the embossing and alcohol inking. Awesome job with embelishing this LO. Adding the guitar parts-brilliant!!! Using the embossing folder again on the scalloped circles is awesome.Great job on the title and I love the pic. I hope they pick you for the Couture Creations Design team- they would be crazy not to!! Good Luck!

  7. This is wonderful, so many techniques, good luck
    Rosie x

  8. This is GORGEOUS! I love all the techniques your used with the alcohol inks. Good luck in the next round!!

  9. Congrats! Love the patterns,texture and colours on your layout. Thanks for sharing a great tutorial. Best of luck for this round!:)

  10. Love it! Alcohol inks and a coffee bag?!?! You are amazing! Good luck!

  11. love your technique Dana, must give it ago, best of luck

  12. Dana!!
    Great job---you are gifted!!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  13. Amazing work Dana, love your techniques and love your instructions.

    Good Luck!

  14. Best of luck Dana, I adore your project, and your ideas .... hope you get in!!! xx

  15. Beautiful work Dana! Congrats on making the DT here. So good to see you again!

  16. I totally need that folder! Great job! Congrats on making the team!


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