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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!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Happy Days Are Here Again!

Good Morning All and a very Happy Tuesday.

I'm back with another design using the fab frame stamps, this time it's one of the smaller ones.  I've also used a sentiment that was issued a few months ago but it's one of my favourites!

Start by covering a Pronty MDF Heart with Couture Creations Paper from the Damask 12x12 pad.  Distress around the edges with Adirondack Citrus Ink.

Ink up one of the Ornate Mini Frames with the Citrus Ink, stamp onto Coconut White Card and heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.
Line the sentiment up to fit the frame and stamp the sentiment with Black Archival Ink.  Heat emboss (carefully!) with clear powder.  After trimming to size, distress around the edges with the Citrus Ink.
Matt and layer onto black card.
Die cut the tag from the Californian Collection, Corner, Border and Tag Set using the Couture Creations Paper.  Cut it in half and glue to the ends of the stamped image.

Paint around the edge of the heart with Black Soot Distress Paint.
Punch 2 holes in the heart to thread the ribbon through.  A Crop-a Dile goes through the MDF with no trouble.
Glue the sentiment into position on the heart.
Die cut some flowers and leaves from the Finishing Touches Faux Quilled Blooms Die Set using the same papers as before.
Layer the flowers and glue together.  Shape and glue into position on the heart.

Use the Couture Creations Papers to die cut butterflies from the Sue Wilson Magical Butterflies set of dies.  Edge them with Citrus ink and shape the wings.  Glue into position.

Add some Small Black Circle Dazzlers to the flower centres.  Stick a row of 3mm Black Self Adhesive Pearls to the bodies of the Butterflies.
Colour a length of white Seam Binding with the Citrus Ink, dry with a heat gun and tie onto the heart.

And there's the finished project!

A really cheerful summery feel to it, just what's needed now the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting decidedly cooler!!

Well, that's all for this week, I hope you like the project.
Just wanted to say, hasn't John done an amazing job showing you the Sue Wilson dies on Create and Craft...lovely to have him on the team!

Until next time, have a happy, crafty week!

2 comments:

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Pam this is a gorgeous project just right to bring back memories of Summer. Yes John is doing a great job his cards are inspirational. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Pam, this is a really vibrant project and will make anyone looking at it smile. Love the colours.
X Ros Hodgkins