Roots - Couture Creations

Hi! I'm sharing a steampunk inspired layout for Couture Creations today. I had a lot of fun creating this page by using my favorite Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies and my metallic art mediums.

I used Perfect Pearls so highlight the embossed pattern on my cardstock. I added a coat of metallic embossing powder to the gears in random areas and to the Couture Creations Pearls, which were originally Cafe Creme in color.

The Couture Creations Fleur-De Frame was the perfect frame for my die-cut embellishment. I distressed the frame with the purple side of my Couture Creations Sanding Block. I love the deep scratches that I was able to add for an aged look!

I used the largest square from the Square Nesting Dies to trim my photo, which was originally part of a magazine advertisement. I loved the color palette and the handsome gent from this ad and saved the image for this project.

I embossed two pieces of Core'dinations cardstock with the Uber Embossing Folder. I lightly sanded the cardstock with my Couture Creations Sanding Block and then brushed on several metallic shades of Perfect Pearls.

I used the same process as above on a piece of cardstock that I embossed with the Large Vintage Girl Embossing Folder.

I used a Timeworks stencil to cut gears and a clock face from cardstock. I then used a foam wedge with VersaMark ink to randomly add metallic embossing powders to the pieces for a grungy finish. To add dimension to my page, I used Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape to raise several of the gears from the page.

The elegant Fleur-De Frame Nesting Die, with the beautiful scroll patterns, was perfect for my vintage page. I used the purple side of my Couture Creations Sanding Block to add deep scratches to the frame for a fantastic scuffed look.

To change the finish of my Couture Creations Pearls from Creme to Copper, I simply pressed my VersaMark ink pad over the pearls, sprinkled on some copper embossing powder, and melted the powder with my heat gun.

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723257 - Fine Designs Uber Embossing Folder
CO723447 - Elegance Large Vintage Girl Embossing Folder
CO723042 - Square Nesting Dies
CO723050 - Fleur-De Frame Nesting Dies
CO721999 - Self Adhesive Pearls Cafe Creme
CO723060 - Sanding Block
CO721963 - Foam Mounting Tape
CO721986 - Handheld Essentials
CO721955 - Sharp Point Scissors- Nonstick
CO721957 - Cutting Mat

Other Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Patterned Paper: Graphic 45; Die-Cut: Moxxie; Stickers: 7 Dots Studio; Film Strip Ribbon: Tim Holtz; Timeworks Masks: Tim Holtz; Light Bulb: Tim Holtz; Metal Wings: Tim Holtz; Ink: Ranger; Perfect Pearls: Ranger; Embossing Powder: American Crafts; Paint: Splash of Color; Other: Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. I luv your Steampunk card, Dana. I never really understood the "Steampunk" concept, but enjoy the vintage gears, clocks, and keys that are associated with it. I like your "photo" too, the vintage look you gave it with your sanding block is nice.Like I said before, I always learn something new from your posts. TFS

  2. Your LO is amazing, Dana! Love the Steampunk and all of the different techniques and texture. Fabulous as always!

  3. Great tut....wonderful page :)

  4. This is amazing!! I love love love love the colors and the gears!!!!

  5. Great layout - love the mix of materials you used!

  6. Yummy project! The embossing looks great! So many neat techniques!


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