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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 3 June 2013


 I've been thinking about making a wedding card as my step-son is getting married in October.
I know that this card isn't right for the happy couple (they need something a bit "dafter"!) but it was good fun to make and would be ideal for a Golden Wedding Anniversary.

I've used gilding flakes in several different ways for the card.

The straight lines are gilding flakes on double sided tape which works really well.  I then used some flake and glitter glue on a mask for the "crocodile skin" area then pressed the mask down.  After removing the mask, apply the gilding flakes.  I call it that as I'm not sure what the name of the mask is!  Do make sure that you give the mask a good wash in warm, soapy water after doing this.

The message and swirl are stamps.  I've used a piece of Cut 'n Dry foam to apply the flake and glitter glue to the stamp (just like inking a stamp up), stamped it then applied the gilding flakes.  Again, don't forget to wash the stamps!  I cut the shape with a Spellbinder die.

The stick pins have also been re-coloured with gilding flakes.  They started life as a cream pearl colour but after rubbing some of the glue on them, I dipped them in the tub of gilding flakes and rubbed off the excess. 

The pearls around the edge of the card are made from Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue...I think it was Olympic Gold.  All of the products used are from Creative Expressions and Creative Studios.

The BBQ on Saturday was lovely, always nice to meet up with the family.  However, the weather wasn't so kind.  Luckily there was enough time to cook the food before the rain started.  The weather forecasters never get it right, they said sunshine all day!

And now for todays travel photo.
We were lucky enough to go on a catamaran trip out to visit the turtles in Barbados.  We were allowed to snorkel with them as long as we didn't touch them.  The guide is the one holding the turtle, they seemed to know him and came straight to him for food.

Well, that's all for today.  Many thanks for visiting and your very kind comments, they are much appreciated.
Don't forget the blog candy!!  Happy crafting.


Sue said...

This is a beautiful card Pam, and I agree it will be perfect for a golden wedding anniversary. You must have a very steady hand to do those little pearls of glue! xx

Christine B. said...

A beautiful card Pam, lovely gilding. I would not have thought to gild the pins. Thants a brilliant idea. Like you say it would make a stunning Golden wedding card. Hugs x ChrisB