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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, 17 December 2015

More Sparkle!

Good Morning All and a Very Happy Thursday!

Today, I thought I'd show you a card I taught at a workshop last month.  It's a nice contemporary design and quick to make.

So let's get started....

Cut a rectangle of Coconut White card and emboss with the A4 Swirling Holly Folder.
Matt and layer onto Foundations Black Card.

Cut 5 different size squares of Double Sided Adhesive.
I started at 2.75 inches and dropped half an inch in size each time.  For the smallest, you need to cut a rectangle otherwise you can''t roll it.
Place the squares onto some copier paper.  Cover with different colours of Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitters.
Cut out and roll.  Glue together with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.  You will need to hold them until they stick as you're glueing glitter to glitter.
Emboss another piece of Coconut White card large enough to fit the tree on.  Matt and layer with black card.
Glue onto the background.

Glue the rolls of glittered paper on.  Cut out a small piece of silver card for the tree trunk.
Die cut a small snowflake for the top of the tree.

Cut a strip of white card, emboss then matt and layer.  Glue into position.
Die cut a matt from Black card.
Stamp the sentiment with Black Archival Ink and heat emboss (the stamp is from one of the Elements sets)
Die cut with an oval die.  Glue together and add the sentiment with 3d foam pads.
And that's the card finished!  I hope you like it! 

I am sorry there are no step by step photos for these projects but I think they're probably easy enough to make.  Normal service will be resumed in the New Year when we get home!

Everything used is from Creative Expressions as always...apart from the copier paper and the small strip of silver card!

Well, that's it for this week...many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments, they're much appreciated.

I won't be on here next week as it's Christmas Eve so I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous, Crafty New Year!

Until New Year's Eve.......

5 comments:

A Happercrafter6 said...

This is just a bit different and I like the simple lines.
Have a good Christmas.
Jan
Northampton

Anne said...

This is lovely, Pam. I have seen something similar on a bought card just using paper but the glitter idea really brings it alive.

Have a lovely Christmas.

Anne (Northampton)

June Smith said...

So beautiful Pam, I love it.

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a safe, and healthy New Year. x

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Pam, this is a great little card.
Wishing everyone A very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016'
Nancyd xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Pam this is a gorgeous card I love the design. I ran out of Christmas cards so I had to make 8 quick ones yesterday. My plan is to make them all year round next year. You never know what might come up and get in the way. I am loving seeing your photos on Facebook. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Hugs Jackie