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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 2 December 2014

Top Hat and Tails.

Good Morning all and a Very Happy Tuesday!

Another project this week using products from Creative Expressions.  I always love it when I get new stamps from them to play with and the new dance stamps are no exception.

I've made a wall hanging for this weeks project as I wanted to make a little Xmas gift for a friend...here's hoping she likes it!

Anyway, let's get started......

Cover a Pronty Wall Plaque with Couture Creations 12x12 Damask Paper.  Paint around the edges with Black Soot Distress Paint.
Place the Sunrise Mask over the top half of the plaque.  Dab through the mask with Flake and Glitter Glue.
Remove the mask then apply Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Lights Gilding Flakes.
Dab the glue around the edges of the plaque then apply more of the Gilding Flakes.

Ink up the "Top Hat and Tails" Singles Stamp with Black Archival Ink and stamp 5 times onto Coconut White Card.  Heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.
Die cut the stamped images with Spellbinders 8 Labels.
Position them so that the image is cut with an even border each time but getting progressively smaller.

I hope that the picture explains what I mean!
Draw around the largest die used onto Black Card then cut out.  Glue the largest of the dancers images onto the black card, then build up the layers using 3d foam pads.

Ink up the sentiment from the A5 "Step by Step" Stamp Set with Black Archival.  Heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.
Cut out with the Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Dies.
Draw around the outer edge of the die on black card then cut out as a matt.

Glue the dancer and sentiment onto the plaque.
Add Black Seam Binding as a hanger.

And that's the finished project...hope you like it!

Julia Watts has done such a good job using these stamps that I wanted to do something very different with them.  Do go to her blog and take a look, there are some gorgeous cards using the dance stamps.

Well, that's it for today...can't believe that it's December already!  Where has this year gone!!

So, until next time, have a happy, crafty week!


Jackie T said...

Hi Pam this is gorgeous your friend is going to love it. Hugs Jackie

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Pam, so sorry I am a day late in popping over, in my defence I was rather busy with the "Sky man" plus I wanted to make my Black and White cards.
Your friend will love this wall hanging, and if you are like me , you will have thoroughly enjoyed making it. I was blown away the first time I did the layered card.
See you next week.
X Ros