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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!

Monday 15 April 2013

Safely on Board!

We're all unpacked and have the cabin looking like home...except there's no craft stuff in here!  There's definitely no trace of gilding flakes which seem to be everywhere at home!
Anyway, a day at sea today so a chance to relax with a good book or 2 and watch Steve (the better/other half) perform his comedy songs.
I'm sorry I didn't do it yesterday (I was a bit frazzled) but I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who stopped by the Rubbernecker stand and said hello...also for coming in to the demo's.  I had a ball and hope you did too.
This is another sample card I made for the show.
I've used the cog mask which I've embossed, then with the mask still in place, I applied the glitter and flake glue.  After removing the mask I applied the Copper Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes.
The Main central images are from some of the Steampunk stamps from Creative Expressions.  I "inked" up the satamps with some of the glue (on a piece of Cut 'n Dry Foam), stamped it onto black card then applied the gilding over the top.
A tip when using the glue on stamps.....don't press the cut 'n dry too firmly when "inking" up.....just light gentle tapping.  Don't press the stamp down too hard onto the card...it's a very strong glue and you might pull away the top layer of the card when you lift the stamp.  Experiment with it...it's worth the effort.
Anyway, my books await and it's a good murder (or research as I tell my husband!) so I shall leave you for today.
It was fantastic seeing so many of you on Saturday and it's always a joy to work with Sue Wilson.
My postings will be a bit sketchy over the next 3 weeks but do check in and I'll post when I can.  I'll definitely be back to normal on 7th May at the latest!
Many thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

Nikki said...

What a great idea with the gold flaking I've never tried it on a card it's a lovely effect :)