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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Happy Thursday

Good morning all, hope you're all well.

Here's another card I made for the Ally Pally demos but I ran out of time to show it.

I made the card using Coconut White cardstock which has to be the best I've ever found.  It takes ink beautifully and you can throw water at it without any of the bobbling that can happen.

I die cut one of the Sue Wilson Spellbinder dies from the Lattice set to frame the message.  The message was stamped using black Archival ink onto a die cut oval.  The butterfly is also a Spellbinder die.  So, to put the card together, here's the "recipe!"

The main card is 8x8.  I cut a smaller piece (6x6) and ran it through the Grand Calibur with a mask in place.  The edges were inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  The Lattice die was also inked with the Spun Sugar.  After stamping the message I glued it into place then added the Lattice die using 3d foam pads.  I matted and layered the embossed card onto a slightly larger piece of pink Bazzil card which I also used to die cut some Spellbinder Flourishes with.
After cutting the butterfly I applied some glitter and flake glue and covered it in silver gilding flakes.  To finish it, I added a bow with a dazzler in the centre and a couple of stickpins.  There are some faux pearls in 2 of the corners made from the Cosmic Shimmer coloured glues.  Hope you like it.
 And just to finish...a little bit of silliness!  I was wandering around La Coruna in Spain and came across this Comedy Plaza.  It was fab!  The carvings on the pavements were wonderful, I've only added a photo of Fred and Barney but there were loads of them.  It's great when you stumble across things like this....really makes you smile!


Queenie Jeannie said...

Very pretty card!!

How funny that Fred and Barney got their names changed, lol!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #15

airing cupboard crafts said...

Beautiful card, I really like the subtle colours x x

Christine B. said...

A very pretty card. Hugs x ChrisB