Couture Creations Dreamboat Collection at Creative Expressions (Part 1)

Blog HopWelcome to the Creative Expressions Couture Creations Blog Hop! Hopefully you got here from Pam Smith’s blog, but if you didn’t, here’s the start at Creative Expressions News Blog!

The Couture Creations Dreamboat 3-in-1 sets include coordinating clear stamps, embossing folder and dies that work together in so many different combinations.

And one randomly selected person commenting on this project before the closing date will win a fabulous prize package:
– Zentangled Saying Pre Cut Stamp
– Glitter
– Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue
– Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder

THE PRIZE WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED – further comments are welcome, but are no longer eligible for the blog hop prize package.

If you want to sign up to follow my blog, the widget is right at the bottom of the comments… and here is my project for the blog hop:

Doilies Card
You will need:
Couture Creations Dreamboat: Doilies 3-in-1 set
A4 sheet Foundations Milk cardstock
A4 sheet Foundations Dark Roast Coffee cardstock
Ranger Liquid Pearls: Dark Chocolate
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder: Denim Lilac Aurora
Cosmic Shimmer Angel Fibres: Enchanted Metallics
Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue
Clear embossing ink (e.g. Ranger Perfect Medium)
A dark brown Distress Ink (e.g. Walnut Stain) and applicator tool

  1. Use the largest die to cut out one shape from white card stock. Ink the lower of the two medium circles on the stamp with embossing ink and print onto the cut piece, lining up the stamp to the shape. Cover with embossing powder, tap off excess and heat set.
  2. Repeat using two die cuts of larger of the two daisy type dies and emboss using the petalled circle toward the top of the stamp.
  3. Repeat using two die cuts of the smaller daisy type die and emboss using the centre of the first circle you using in 1.
  4. Finally, die cut two pierced hexagons and emboss with the pattern in the centre of the other medium circle on the stamp set.
  5. Using the embossing folder, emboss pieces of Milk card stock – you need one of the largest circle (bottom left), and two of the medium circle above. Cut these out with a knife or scissors, leaving a small border.
  6. Edge the embossed sections with the brown Distress Ink to soften them, then the embossed pieces as shown using foam pads. Top off the layer with a punched flower centre and add Liquid Pearl dots as desired.
  7. Prepare the Angel Fibre background by laying some out on a clean sheet of paper and then laying another over the top prior to ironing over with a medium hot iron – you only need to do it briefly. If heated enough, a flat sheet results that doesn’t fray. If heated too much, it will shrivel and discolour. Attach to the Dark Roast Coffee card stock with double sided tape and trim to shape.
  8. Cut a strip of Milk card stock and edge with Distress Ink. Cut a narrower strip of Dark Roast Coffee card stock and notch either end – stick down to previous strip. Cut two further brown strips, slightly wider, bend to make a bow and stick down. Add embossed and mounted sentiment and finally the two hexagonal embossed shapes.
  9. Mount all the layers together and embellish as desired with Liquid Pearls.

Thank you for visiting my blog, please leave a comment below in order to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Once you have done that, you will need to click here to visit Donna Ratcliffe’s blog. 

To help you along the way, here is a list of the Blog Hop:-

Start page, prize details and how to take part: Creative Expressions News Blog. The blog hop started on Tuesday 19th November at 10am and ends Friday 22nd November at 5pm.

  1. Kim Robertson
  2. Pam Smith
  3. Neil Burley (this page)
  4. Donna Ratcliffe
  5. Tracy Heaton
  6. Kerry Hickton
  7. Kim Dellow
  8. Trace Metcalfe
  9. Cathi O’Neill
  10. Tracy Evans

Thank you for taking part in our Blog Hop – good luck!

I’ll be posting five more Dreamboat Collection projects on Saturday, and my normal weekly post for Creative Expressions tomorrow (Wednesday). Keep coming back for creative inspiration 🙂

AS SEEN ON CREATE & CRAFT TV over weekend of 16th-18th November 2013.

120 thoughts on “Couture Creations Dreamboat Collection at Creative Expressions (Part 1)


  2. This is my first blog hop and I got a little lost coming from Pam Smith’s blog. Went back to the beginning and found you that way. I love your card, and particularly like the use of Angel Fibres. I have just purchased that and you have inspired me to use it. Great job. Alx

  3. What an interesting piece of artwork. Would never have thought of using Angelina fibres in that way. Thanks for the explanations. MaggieC x

  4. Really like your card here. Great to see the use of angel fibres (I have quite a collection of those!) and the roast coffee coloured card really works 🙂

  5. Very clever piece of work…I also love the bronze and blue together.

    Sheila x

  6. This is a very special card. Lovely colour and I have never seen anyone use fibres in this way, Exciting.
    Hugs from Eva

  7. You have inspired me to try the angel fibres, haven’t seen them before, the card has so much interest, love it.

  8. Definitely dreamie doilies I love these and the use of Angel fibres really makes a stunning background.
    Amanda x

  9. I would never have thought of using the fibres that way, great instructions thank you x

  10. Great card Neil. I haven’t used my Angel fibres for ages. I must get them out again.

    Margaret O

  11. A stunning card, Neil. It’s so eye-catching and your instructions are very clear. thank you.

  12. I’ve never used Angelina fibres before but will have a go now having seen your beautiful card.

  13. A great card – love the use of angelina fibres and the colours work together really well. A most unusual use of the stamps.

  14. Loving the fibres on this card and the colour looks like a card a man would love to receive

  15. hello Neil. long time no see. i was very surprised to find you here! would love to catch up with up with you and also play with your crafty stash, not necessarily in that order 😉 lol. i was just wondering whether stamping and embossing first and cutting later wouldn’t be easier. you could have a cut out template to put over stamped image and then the die would nest in it. just a thought. anyway now i’d better let you go. so pleased for you that you are part of so many DTs. it’s my dream to be part of something but don’t know how to go about it xx

  16. OOh, love this card the blue is so striking, especially against the copper but still very delicate

  17. Hi great card, clean and sharp. Good to see some male perspectives.

    Lorraine – scotland

  18. Love this! Love how you used the dies and the fantasy fibers! The tutorial is awesome and easy to follow! Thank you!

  19. What a lovely card and a lovely blog – I love your blog site – really informative – this blog hop is very clever!

  20. Lovely card. I do love the embossing powders they are such gorgeous colours
    Sue x

  21. Haven’t used my fibres for ages, you know what I mean, but want to use them again now. Thank you

  22. Great card using lovely colours and something a little different with the angel fibres.

  23. really like the background with the angel fibres – and such a good clear set of intructions – thank you

  24. GORGEOUS card!!!
    LOVE the doilies, Angel Fibres and colour combo!!!
    THANK YOU for the tutorial and inspiration 🙂

  25. I might be wrong but I think Julia showed this card on her C and C shows last week ?…and I wondered then, how you had made it Neil, so thank you for the well laid out instructions…once my 3 in 1’s arrive I’ll give this a try !!

  26. I have just got these sets from C&C -the blog hop is brilliant and so is your card!

  27. Thanks for the reminder about angle fibre! I love using them – but so much stash you tend to forget – or is that just me! Sue of Worcester

  28. A beautiful card. There are so many stunning things to see on this Blog hop. Jackie

  29. I always struggle with bows so I really like your paper bow effect. Yet to try angel hair

  30. Beautiful card. I have just received my dreamboat collection from create and craft and can’t wait to start to play so the inspiration is very helpful

  31. I have lots of coloured embossing powder which I never think to use, love this card, thank you for sharing

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