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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 21 April 2015

Sending You Hugs

Good Morning All and a very Happy Tuesday!

With all the sunshine we've been having, I couldn't help but use the gorgeous Sunflower stamps designed by Johnathon Lockwood for Creative Expressions.

They come in an A5 set called "Elements-Flower Frames"

So without further ado, let's get started.....

Stamp the sunflower and sentiment "Sending You Hugs" with Black Archival Ink onto Coconut White Card.  Heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.

Paint the flower with Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint , Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.

Trim to size.

Stamp the single sunflowers randomly onto a piece of Coconut White card and paint as before.

Matt and layer onto Black Foundations Card.

Stamp the single leaves and one flower onto a panel of white card.
Paint using the same colours as before, then matt and layer.

Glue to the left side of the card.

Matt and layer the main image and attach to the card with 3d foam pads.

Tie a triple bow from Black Seam Binding.  Spritz with water, scrunch and dry.  Glue into position before adding a Pastel Green Dazzler to the centre.

And there's the finished card!

The stamps are such good quality that you get a wonderfully clear impression every time.

I hope you like the finished project.....it's bright and cheerful and I hope would cheer anyone up that's in need of a hug!

Many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments....while you're reading this, we'll be flying out to Greece to meet the ship we're working on for the next 2 weeks.  When I say "we", I mean my very talented OH....I'm just going to roadie for him this time!

I'll still be posting every Tuesday, you don't get rid of me as easily as that!

I did promise that I would post instructions for the glittered background I demo'd at Ally Pally, that will be on here soon so please keep checking in.

Until next time, have a happy, crafty week!


Jackie T said...

Good morning Pam your card is gorgeous I love the sunflower stamps they are one of my favourite flowers. Enjoy your time on the cruise. Hugs Jackie

John Lockwood said...

Beautiful Pam! Have great time, john x

sandy's crafty bits said...

good morning Pam ... love your sunflower card ... hope you enjoy your cruise ... and we are packing at the moment ... we are off on our cruise on Friday ... oooooo cant wait ... happy crafting and love sandy xx