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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 19 August 2014

With Love....

Good Morning All and a very Happy Tuesday!

Today, I've made a card using the Sunflower Singles stamp from Creative Expression.  A perfect flower for all of those hot sunny days we've had.

Ink up the Sunflower with Black Archival Ink and stamp onto Coconut White Card.
Paint the flower using Tattered Rose, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey Distress Inks.

Trim to size and cover with Creative Expressions Double Sided Adhesive.  Apply Micro Beads. 
Emboss a piece of white card using the Creative Expressions A4 Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder.
Matt and layer.

Randomly stamp small sections of the A6 Fern Background Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
Spritz with water and allow the colour to bleed.  Dry thoroughly.
Emboss the card using the same folder as before.
Highlight the raised areas with Wild Honey and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.
Distress the edges with Peeled Paint.  Matt and layer onto black card.

Using the Spellbinders Finishing Touches Filigree 3d Bow Die, cut out the strip from White Card.  Matt and layer onto black card.  Glue onto the background.

Stamp the sentiment using Black Archival Ink.
Die cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals Large Dies.  With the die still in place, distress the card.
Cut a larger oval from black card.  Matt and layer.
Attach the sentiment and the Sunflower to the card with 3d foam pads.

And there's the finished card!

Don't be alarmed if the background looks a bit messy if you try this technique....it all seems to come together in the end!

Well, that's it for today.

Many thanks for visiting and leaving comments.

I'll be back in the morning with a Christmas card for Creative Studios, hope to see you then.

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