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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!

Saturday 19 October 2013

Not Long Now!!!

Time to get started on those Christmas cards!  Today I thought I show a card I made using a fantastic technique that the wonderful Sue Wilson was demonstrating at Ally Pally last month.  I just hope that my lousy photography does it justice!

To start, cut a piece of Coconut White cardstock to size and cover with Creative Expressions Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.  Coat the Holly Wreath Mask with Perfect Medium Ink and place down on the double sided adhesive.  Apply Cosmic Shimmer Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes through the mask making sure that you get rid of any excess before removing the mask.  Remove mask and apply Creative Expressions Micro Beads.

Dry emboss another piece of the Coconut White card using the Basket Weave Creative Expressions A4 Folder.  Cut another piece of the card slightly larger and lay down double sided tape all the way around the edges.  Apply the Golding Flakes to the tape.

Lightly apply some Golden Light Gilding Wax over the embossed piece of card.
Stamp the sentiment with Perfect Medium and heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Powder.  Die cut using Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Motifs.  Die cut a 2nd Motif after applying a piece of the double sided sheet to a piece of card.  Remove the backing and apply the Gilding Flakes to it.

Stick onto the card with 3d foam pads after gluing the sentiment over the gold motif.  To finish, add a bow and a Red Dazzler.

I hope you like it and a big thank you so Sue for showing me how to do it!

Well, that's it for today.  I'm busy beavering away on some secret DT pieces!!!  We're nearly at the target for the blog candy so just another 15 to sign up to follow then I'll have the draw.  Until next time, have a happy, healthy, crafty week!


Christine B. said...

Beautiful card Pam, I've not tried using the micro beads yetor my sticky sheets. Something else I really need to dig out. Hugs x ChrisB

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card, love the flakes against the embossed backdrop. Gorgeous . Tracy x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous and with a step by step too! Not tried sticky sheets with micro beads yet! Maybe I will.
I am late from WOYWW and glad I am now!

Sandy said...

Beautiful and elegant. Have you learned to tame the glue? I haven't as I stick my fingers to my pants!!

Eliza said...

Pam your card is just stunningly beautiful.

Hugs Eliza

Robin said...

Pam, this is beautiful! I have not tried sticky sheets yet.