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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, 14 April 2015

Sending You Smiles

Good Morning All and a very Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone had a great time at Ally Pally, I know I did (and spent far too much....again!).  Lovely to meet up with some of you there.

Anyway, it's Tuesday again which means that it's time for a new project.

I've gone very bright this time....must be the effects of the sunshine we've had!

For this card I've used the Skelton Leaves Striplet Stamp and the sentiment is from the Elements-Butterfly Dreams stamp set.

Ink up the striplet stamp with Perfect Medium and stamp into Coconut White Card.  Heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Metallic Powder.
Paint with Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks.  I've used Forest Green, Rich Gold, Cherry Glow, Golden Glow and Lime Burst.

Emboss a piece of Coconut White card using the A4 Beaded Fanfare Folder.
Matt and layer the painted panel and the embossed piece of card with Raspberry and Black Foundations Card.

Attach the panel to the card with 3d foam pads.
Ink up the sentiment with Perfect Medium and heat emboss with the gold powder.
Die cut with the Dainty Rectangular Frames.  The pink layer has been cut by hand.
Use glue and foam pads to attach to the card.


Die cut 3 butterflies from the Spellbinders Wonderful Wings set using the Raspberry Card.
Shape the butterflies and attach using glue just on the body section.

And that's the finished card!

Everything I've used is from Creative Expressions.

The colours remind me of the Caribbean and I think that if you're sending Smiles, the card should be bright and zingy!

The tip I would give you is, if you're using anything to paint with that has Mica on the, heat emboss the image before painting.  The mica will cover the stamped lines otherwise and make them look muddy.

Well, that's all for this week.  Many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.  I'll be back next Tuesday with another card using the Elements-Flower Frame Stamp Set.

Until then, have a happy, crafty week!

2 comments:

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I love this weeks card very bright and cheery, when I first started crafting I bought everything I saw lol and it's five yrs on and just finding out how to use so much of the things I already own and mica paints are one of them. I will give it a go sometime soon. I
was a tad disappointed with AP this year, I couldn't get to speak to any of the C E team, too busy plus peeps were not into giving way to a scooter user, and I can't stand long enough to get closer. I did enjoy my time there and managed to get everything on my list and spent more Saturday evening online than during the day. Take care see you next week . X Ros

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Pam this is a gorgeous card I love all the bright colours.
It was lovely meeting you again at Ally Pally. I had a wonderful time. I am glad you got some of the jelly babies.Thank you for commenting and liking my bits and pieces on Facebook. I love visiting your blog.Have a great week. Hugs Jackie