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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 9 April 2013

Mixing it up

I do wish that the photo had come out better!
You're going to have to use your imagination a bit with this.
The background was made by inking up a mask with Perfect Medium, running it through the Grand Calibur with black card then adding clear embossing powder and heating.  Tip: use your anti-static bag on the card before you start!
The tag was a really cheap and nasty one from a stationers..I don't think they'd recognise it now!
I inked it up with Perfect Medium and added UTEE then heated.  Next I got a teaspoon and added some silver and black emboss powders (Cosmic Shimmer) in different areas on the tag and heated again.  I always let it cool and then apply Perfect Medium between each stage.  When you're happy with the coverage, heat it again and, using a teaspoon, add some Luna Silver Mica Flakes and Micro Beads.  They stick really well into the UTEE.
The tag was put on with 3d foam pads after I'd removed the string and added some ribbon instead.
In real life the card is very sparkly.  It's one that we're making at the May 18th workshop at Martells.  Hope you like it.
The very fab Sue Wilson has a Pick of the Day on Create & Craft from 9pm tonight so don't miss the shows....they're bound to be fab.
I'm up to my neck in packing for the cruise.  I'm sure that most of the clothes have a sprinkling of gilding flakes on them!  It's a fairly tight schedule as we get home from Ally Pally on Saturday evening and leave for the cruise on Sunday morning.  This is where organisation comes into it's own....does anyone know where I can buy some!!
Back down to the studio for more sample making ready for Saturday.  Hope you all have a fun, crafty day and thank you for visiting.


Christine B. said...

A lovely tag and butterfly. I have some powders to play with not experimented yet. Take care Hugs x ChrisB

Nan G said...

Great wall hanging! Those flakes are huge! I've never used gilding flakes. Probably best not to with kitties in the house that taste everything I drop on the floor. :) p.s. also love the wall hanging in previous,post! Happy WOYWW! Nan #9