Wednesday 7 December 2022

Aster Christmas Card - Couture Creations

Hi Everyone, Anet here today and welcome to my inspiration post.

Christmas is just around the corner and I made a Christmas Card using an embossing technique that takes the embossed cardstock to a next level. I used the Elegance Collection from Couture Creations.

Step by Step Instructions:

Ink-Blending With Embossing Folder Technique

I first trimmed Garnet Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 11" and score it at 5 1/2" to create the card base.

I then cut white cardstock twice to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered one of them onto the inside of the card. 

I foiled with the Elegance Sending Love Hotfoil Stamp using white cardstock, Gold Vintage Matt Finish Heat Activated Foil and the GoPress and Foil Machine

Follow my video tutorial below to learn how to foil with the Elegance Sending Love Hotfoil Stamp.

Following on from this I stamped a Christmas Sentiment, heat embossed it and layered it onto the card front.

I then cut Smooth White Cardstock to 3 3/4" x 5" and embossed it with the Elegance Framed Bouquet DL Embossing Folder. 

To take the embossed cardstock to the next level I inked it using Christmas Green Pigment Ink with the Blending Brush.

Following on from this I die-cut the inked embossed cardstock with the Circle Die and adhered it onto the card front using 3D foam dots.

I then stamped the Elegance Aster Mini Layering Stamp onto Smooth White Cardstock using the Card Deco Essentials Christmas Red Pigment Ink and die-cut it with the Elegance Aster Die. I added it onto the card front using 3D foam dots.

To finish I die-cut Mirror Board Matte Gold Lines Cardstock with the Elegance You Are Adorable Leaf Dies and added it to the cluster of stamped flowers.

Couture Creations Material List:

C0726520 GoPower & Emboss Machine
C0727163 GoPower & Emboss Magnetic Platform
C0725032 GoPress and Foil Machine
C0725355 Gold Vintage Matte Finish Heat Activated Foil
C0726342 Scoring Board 12 x 12
C0727860 Glass Mat
C0727381 Precision Stamp Press
C0728299 Stamp Scrubber
C0728094 Stamp Cleaner
C0727948 Medium Blending Brush
C0728833 Elegance Framed Bouquet DL Embossing Folder
C0728852 Elegance Sending Love Hotfoil Stamp and Die Set
C0728845 Elegance Aster Mini Layering Stamp and Die Set
C0728838 Elegance You Are Adorable Layered Sentiment Cutting Die Set
ULT200067 Ultimate Crafts 12 x 12 Garnet Cardstock
C0728699 Smooth White Cardstock 280gsm
C0725407 Mirror Board Matte Gold Lines Cardstock
C0728278 Embossing Ink Pad
CDEIPL023 Christmas Green Deco Essentials Pigment Ink
CDEIPL004 Christmas Red Deco Essentials Pigment Ink
C0728511 All Purpose Art Glue
AD90017 Couture Creations Double Sided Tape 12mm

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Dream Valley Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Lots Of Layers.
Die-Cut Divas Challenge Blog.   Theme:  Anything Winter or Christmas Themed.
Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes Christmas.
Classic Design Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Traditional Christmas Colours.
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The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes Winter.
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes Christmas.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed how I created my Christmas Card.
Happy Crafting!



  1. Absolutely stunning, so nice to see the pretty colors when it's been so gloomy and cold out!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure and Peace On Earth and Four Seasons!
    Diane CYHTP and POE and FS Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Can You Handle The Pressure}
    {Stencil Fun}

  2. What a gorgeous card Anet, I love the design and those flowers are so beautiful, Kate x

  3. Beautiful card! So glad you could join us this month at Die Cut Divas for some die cutting and Winter or Christmas themed cards.

  4. Oh Anet this is simply GORGEOUS! Love everything about it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


    PS ... thanks for also sharing this beauty with us over on our Four Seasons & Can You Handle the Pressure Challenges. OH! And are you aware we also have a STENCILING challenge? Please come play along ... here's the link: STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE

  5. A beautiful wreath card... thanks for entering the 'Traditional Christmas Colours' challenge at Crafty Friends. Good Luck and hope you will join us again.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader) x

  6. Very beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge of Morgans Artworld. Hope to see you again. Greetings Helma DT

  7. Beautiful, beautiful card! Thanks for linking up to our December challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas. Happy holiday season!!

  8. beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.


  9. Nice work. thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you again.
    Ine DT

  10. Oh that is so pretty! Lovely creation. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Christmas creation with us at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Wends, Sweet Stampin' DT


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