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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 10 December 2013

Let's Go To the Pub!

Good Morning All.  It's nearly Christmas so it's the perfect time of the year to visit your local hostelry!  Even if you don't drink, I have a great reason for going and that's beer mats!!

Todays Design Team project for Creative Expressions features beer mats that I "liberated" from a pub.

Here goes!
Cover 3 beer mats with Creative Expression Teresa Collins patterned paper.  Distress the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. 
Paint the sides and backs with Eco Green Black Acrylic Paint.  Punch holes as shown.

Ink up a swirl from the Creative Expressions Mini Swirl stamp set with Black Archival Ink and use 2nd generation stamping on the beer mats.

Stamp the Christmas Rose and Snowdrop with Black Archival Ink onto Coconut White Cardstock and heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.
Paint the flowers with Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose Distress Inks and the leaves with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.  Cut out and stick onto the beer mats with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.
Stamp the name of the flower under each one.
Stamp the sentiment and heat emboss as before.  Cut out and colour the card with the 2 shades of pink Distress Ink.
Matt and layer onto Foundations Black Cardstock.
Die cut the shapes from Spellbinder Fleur de Lis Accents dies and glue into place.

Colour some string to join the beer mats together and thread through the holes.
Stamp some 6 petal flowers from the Couture Creations 3 in 1 set onto Teresa Collins Paper.  Cut out and distress the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
Make up into 3d flowers and glue into place to finish.

So, off you go to the pub!  I hope you've enjoyed this project.  There are so many tutorials on 3d flowers that I haven't included one here.  I know that Sue Wilson has a fantastic one on her "Particraft" blog (there's a link on the right).  Until next time, keep an eye on the Creative Expressions blog and don't forget Fun Friday on the Creative Expressions Facebook page (there are prizes!)
Many thanks for visiting and leaving comments.


Christine B. said...

Wow Pam this wall hanging is beautiful. I love the colours you have used. Your 3d flowers are great. Hugs xChrisB

Chris Curry said...

Love this idea, and it can be adapted for so many occasions. Thankyou