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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, 24 September 2015

A Change of Colour!

Good Morning All and a very Happy Thursday!

It was so lovely to meet some of you at the weekend....thank you for stopping by and saying hello.  We had a great time but it took all of Monday to recover!!

This week is the final time using the Butterfly Dream stamps and I've gone for a total change of colour.  I rarely use yellow but the Foundations Custard card is so pretty that it's tempted me away from blues and purples.  

Anyway, let's get started.....

Cut out 2 different sized squares of Foundations Custard Card using the Sue Wilson Noble-Double Pierced Square Dies.
Cut 2 squares of coordinating paper from Phill Martin's Sentimentally Yours Graceful Butterflies and Dragonflies Paper Pad.
Matt and layer the largest card and paper squares and attach to the blank card.

The Noble Dies take all of the hard work out of achieving that gorgeous pin pricking detail.

Ink up the largest Butterfly Dreams stamp with Black Archival and stamp onto the small square of paper.
Matt and layer onto the small square of card.
Attach a length of black seam binding.
Place on the main card with 3d foam pads.

Cover a piece of the Custard Card with Double Sided Adhesive.
Die cut some Butterflies from the Finishing Touches-Magical Butterflies Die Set.
Remove the backing paper and cover with Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Jewels.
Stamp the sentiment onto Custard Card and heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.
Place some double sided adhesive over the top and cut to size.
Add more of the Diamond Snow over the top.
Attach to the card with 3d pads.
Tie 3 lengths of seam binding onto the piece that is already in place.
Glue the butterflies into position.

 And there's the finished card!

Everything I've used is from Creative Expressions.  I do wish that the sparkle showed up more in the photo...you'll all have to pop round to my house to see the real thing!

Well, that's it for this week.  Many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments....much appreciated as always.
Until next time, have a happy, crafty week!


A Happercrafter6 said...

Really good to meet you and chat at Ally Pally and I loved your colour cloud demos. Look forward to trying them out but I am a bit tied up with my Mum at present - no time for much crafting. However I wrote down everything you did!
A lovely card today, as ever with clear instructions. Thank you.

Debbie Smith said...

Hi Pam I do like this colour combination and think it is probably my favourite using the stamps which is a bit unusual for me as I don't usually go for yellow colours but this is lovely. Debbiexx

Anne said...

It was lovely to meet you on Saturday, Pam. Still haven't played with my colour cloud paints but you gave us so many ideas in the demo.

Love the card, by the way!

Anne (Northampton)

nancyd said...

A gorgeous card not usually a lover of yellow either but this is really beautiful.
Nancyd xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello stranger, sad to have missed so many of your wonderful card constructions that build up to a fabulous card. I am back now but I have the pleasure of working backwards for all of your posts I gave missed. X Ros

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Pam this is a stunning card. I do like yellow but I don't use it much when I craft. It was so nice chatting to you at the weekend. I am not surprised it took a whole day to get over it those things are very tiring. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

The Taming of the Glue said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. It was so nice to put faces to names at Ally Pally....here's to the next one in April!