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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 23 September 2014

More Christmas Ideas

Good Morning All and a Very Happy Tuesday.

I hope that those who could make it enjoyed Ally Pally, it's always such a great show.

Today I'm going to do a step by step on one of the cards that I demoed at the show.

I've used the Filigree Poinsettia Stamps and the Festive Collection Classic Poinsettia Dies.

Start by inking up one of the Poinsettia stamps with Perfect Medium.  Stamp randomly onto a piece of Coconut White Card and heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Powder.

Matt and layer onto Vintage Gold Foundations Card.

Ink up the largest Poinsettia stamp with Perfect Medium and stamp onto a piece of Vintage Gold Card.  Heat emboss with the Bright Gold Powder.
Cover 2 of the stamped images with Double Sided Adhesive and apply Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles. Die cut with the Classic Poinsettia Dies.  Die Cut the 3rd Poinsettia.
Do the same with the smaller Poinsettia stamp, but this time onto Coconut White Card.
Only apply the Diamond Sprinkles to one of the flowers before Die Cutting.
Shape the petals and glue together.

Stamp the sentiment onto white card and heat emboss as before (this sentiment is from the A5 Filigree stamp set).
Cover with Double Sided Adhesive, then add the Diamond Sprinkles before die cutting with the Californian Collection Basic Frames Set A.
Die cut a matt from the Vintage Gold Card using the Californian Collection Decorative Frames Set B.

Cut 3 strips of Double Sided Adhesive of different lengths 1 inch wide, cut into pennant shapes and stick onto the background.  Apply the Diamond Sprinkles.

Glue the Poinsettias into position.  Add the sentiment with 3d foam pads.
Glue the Finishing Touches Small Circle Dazzlers to the centres of the Poinsettias to finish.

And there's the finished card!

The Filigree Poinsettia Stamps are terrific to work with, they give a wonderful stamped image and are so detailed.

I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial!  Next week I'll be back with another card from the demo's and lots more Xmas inspiration...I do hope you'll visit.

In the meantime, many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.  Have a happy, crafty week!


Val Jones said...

Hi. Just comes through to you from "John Next Doors" blog. All your cards are beautiful creations and you are very talented. I'll be calling in again.
Bye for now.
Val in Spain x

Jackie T said...

Hi Pam your card is gorgeous. I so enjoyed meeting you at Ally Pally and seeing one of your wonderful demos. Hugs Jackie

Jeanie said...

A Gorgeous card just found you will pop back again

Unknown said...

Brilliant card!!
So effective with gold on gold.

magpie said...

Beautiful card, Pam xx Gorgeous xx "thank you" xx Love Karen xx