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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 4 April 2013

An Oldie but a Goodie

This card was made using such an old technique but one that's great fun.
The background was embossed with the Fretwork Mask through the Grand Calibur and lightly inked with Spun Sugar Distress.
The next stage was to make the background for the stamped image.
Cut your cardstock to size.  Put shaving foam into a container...I use a throwaway plastic plate.  Smooth the shaving foam down with a ruler.  Add ink...for this card I've sprayed Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Misters onto the shaving foam but you could use Distress Re-Inkers.
Swirl the inks around but try not to "muddy" them too much.  Whatever you see on the top of the shaving foam is what you will get on your card.  Press the piece of card down onto the foam, lift and remove excess foam.  Voila..you now have a piece of marbled background card!  It even smells nice!  Use the very cheapest shaving foam you can find...mine was about 45p!
The stamp is from a set by Creative Expressions as were the hat pins, fabric rose and seam binding.
Now onto other matters!!!
Many thanks to all of those who came to the demo yesterday.  I had great fun "playing" and I hope you went away with a few new ideas.  Hope to see you again at the workshops or perhaps we can persuade Henry to have another demo!  Don't forget, if he doesn't have an item in stock from Creative Expressions, he can order it for you.  If you have any problems, please contact me.
I'll be demo-ing Gilding Flakes at Ally Pally on Saturday 13th April.  Just waiting for the "goodies" to arrive from the lovely Sue Wilson so I can get started playing  working, I mean working!!!
Anyway, off to the studio to tidy away all of the stuff I took with me yesterday and wait for inspiration to strike.
Many thanks to all who visited the blog yesterday...I'm going on a mission today to visit as many desks as I can!
The blog candy is still there so look for the posting about how to enter for it.
Until tomorrow...have fun and happy crafting.


Christine B. said...

Hi Pam lovely card not used that techneque for ages. Very hard to get messy on the coffee table. My son took over my craft room to sleep in 2 years ago, when his relationship split up. He works nights. So very hard to get at all my stash. Have fun hugs x ChrisB

Meihsia Liu said...

What a sweet card! Love it! ^_^