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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 27 May 2014

For You

Good Morning All and a very Happy Tuesday.  It's Creative Expressions day here at "The Taming of the Glue" and for this project I've used one of the new Singles Word Stamps.

So without further ado, here's the "how to"!

Ink up the "For You" stamp with black Archival Ink and heat emboss using Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder on Coconut White Card.

Stamp again onto a sticky note and cut out to make a mask.  Place it over the stamped image.

Mix a small amount of Cosmic Shimmer Spiced Raspberry Matt Chalk Paint with water in a spritzer bottle.  Shake well to mix it.  Spray over the card.

Mix up some of the Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Shimmer Paint the same way and spray over the card again.

Distress the edges of the card with Picked Raspberry and Black Soot Distress Inks.

Paint the stamped image with Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass and Black Soot Distress Inks.

Stamp and emboss again on another piece of Coconut White Card.  This time paint only the flowers and add a little Mustard Seed Distress Ink to the flower centres.

Emboss the main card with the A4 Creative Expressions Art Deco Folder.  Very lightly, go over the raised surfaces with Black Soot Distress Ink.
Cut the flowers out and stick them over the top of the main image with 3d foam pads.

Tie some Black Tulle and Black Crushed Satin Ribbon together and stick to the card using a glue dot.
Stick a small square Dazzler to the centre of the faux bow and add 2 stick pins to finish.

And there's the finished project!  I do wish I could pass this around for you to see up close.  The photo really doesn't do it justice.  The pearl paint has given it such a lovely shine that doesn't show up very well on here.

On the plus side, I'm very happy to report that the new Cosmic Shimmer paints mix well with water and make great sprays!

Well, that's it for this week.  I'll be back tomorrow with a make for the Creative Studios Design Team.

Whatever you're doing this week, have a great time and many thanks for visiting and leaving comments.


Alizabethy said...

Wow - what a very elegant card, well worth the effort!

magpie said...

Hi Pam, thank you for this stunning card. I don't have any of the cosmic shimmer paints.....but thank you for the tips of how to do a card like this when I do! xx Love Karen xx