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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 25 June 2013

Craft Stamper, New Stamps and Sunday Stamper

I've got a lovely new set of stamps to play with sent to me by the very generous Sam Poole!  Then I thought, what could be better than to play with them and make another entry for the Craft Stamper competition!  Then I thought, I could also make this for the Sunday Stamper on Hels blog!!

I do love the layered triple embossing technique so it was all the excuse I needed!

I thought I'd make a card using it this time and here's the finished project.

I've done a step by step so here goes....

I started by covering a piece of white card with Perfect Medium and built up layers of UTEE.  I've used Silver, Gold and Bronze as a base.  Next I pushed a scouring pad into the Perfect Medium and dabbed it onto the card and applied some Vintage Golden White Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder.  While it was still hot, I used a teaspoon to sprinkle a little black powder on. 
I've also used a mask to apply some Lava Red powder.

The next step was to stamp the Art Collage A6 stamp over the top with Royal Purple StazOn.  I've stamped randomly and gone off the edge.  After that, I've edged it with Eco Green Black Acrylic Paint.

I used the Creative Expressions Lattice Embossing Folder for the black card and applied Vintage Plum Gilding Wax around the edges.  Once the Gilding Wax is dry, give it a polish and stick the main panel onto the black card then onto the DL card.

I stamped a tag with the Art Collage stamp using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and heat embossed it with clear powder then ran it through the Lattice Embossing Folder before distressing the edges with the same ink.

The next stage is to colour a piece of card for the flowers.  For this, I "smooshed" the same Distress Ink onto my craft sheet and spritzed it with water.  Dab the card (I've used Coconut White) into the ink and dry.  Then dab and dry again and finally spritz with water and dab with some kitchen towel to remove some ink.  Dry then stamp the flowers.  The stamp set I've used is Steampunk Flowers and I've stamped them with black Archival Ink.

Cut the flowers out and dip one of the smaller ones into clear UTEE in a Melt Pot (or Perfect Medium and embossing powder if you don't have a Melt Pot).
To finish, glue the flowers on and add some gems and a Dazzler.

I had a lot of fun making this and really hope you like it!
The stamps I used are by Sam Poole at Creative Studios (the link is on the right).

No travel photo today as there are so many photo's for the step by step but I'll be back tomorrow for WOYWW as well as on the Creative Studios Design Team blog with a new project.  Hope to see you there!!

Many thanks for visiting and leaving your comments.


Rossella said...

Gorgeous tag,
Rosie x

Christine B. said...

Love your card. hUGS X chrisB

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabbydabbydoodles... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x