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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 3 June 2014

Have a Beautiful Day!

Good Morning Everyone and a very Happy Tuesday.

I've been sent the most gorgeous new stamps to play with from Creative Expressions (as well as a new Embossing Folder) and I couldn't wait to share this project with you.

The stamps are all in the Singles range and the one I've used for this project is called "Little Fisherman".  So let's get started.

Stamp the Little Fisherman with Coffee Archival Ink on Coconut White Cardstock.  Paint the image with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. 
Cut the image out but don't worry about the middles of the fishing rod.  Just colour them with a little of the Antique Linen Ink.

Cut some Kraft and Chestnut Foundations Card to size.  Using a Grand Nestabilities Big Scalloped Die, cut out 2 oval apertures in different sizes so that there will be a border when the Kraft card is placed over the Chestnut Card. 
Ink up the Netting Background Stamp with Coffee Archival and stamp randomly over the Kraft card.  Matt and layer the 2 colours of cardstock.

Colour a piece of Coconut White Card with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Emboss with the Couture Creations Lighthouse Folder.  Go back over the raised areas very lightly with Frayed Burlap Ink.

Use 3d foam pads to mount the frame over the top.  Mount onto the blank card with 3d foam pads.

Glue the Little Fisherman into place.  Use 3d pads where the aperture is.

Stamp the sentiment with Coffee Archival Ink onto a piece of Coconut White card that's been distressed with Antique Linen Ink.  Cut it into a pennant shape.  Matt and layer onto some Chestnut Card.  I've used a sentiment from Dandelion Wishes A5 Stamp Set from Creative Expressions.
Shape the pennant and add to the card with glue and 3d pads.

Colour another piece of card with Antique Linen Ink and stamp some Seashells.  Cut them out and add some with glue and the top ones with 3d pads.  The Shells are from a set called "Voice of the Sea"  again from Creative Expressions.

For the finishing touch, tie some knots in a piece of string and glue to the bottom of the card.

I do hope you like this one, I was so pleased with how it came out.  I'd love to know what you think.
Would my lovely ladies from the workshops like to make this one?  Let me know!

Well, that's all for today.  I'll be back tomorrow with a project for Creative Studios using the Nautical Stamps again.
I do hope you'll stop by.  But for now, many thanks for visiting and have a very happy, crafty day!


Eve_is_scrapping said...

Gorgeous !

DebbieLeigh said...

I love this card. Would like to make this for my husband's birthday who is a keen fisherman

Naomi said...

I love this card, so much atmosphere.