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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 12 May 2015

A Wonderful Birthday

Good Morning All and a very Happy Tuesday!

Well, we're back from our adventures on the high seas and trying to get back to normal...whatever that is!  I'm just happy to have all the unpacking and washing done!!

This week I'm using the Decadent Damask Birthday Verses Stamps designed by Phill Martin for Creative Expressions.  There are 4 large message stamps in the set, all with lovely birthday messages.

Anyway, let's get on with making a card!

Stamp the message with Black Archival Ink onto Coconut White Card.  Heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.
Tear around the edges, then add Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Plum Gilding Wax to the torn areas.

Cut a square of paper from the Vintage Rose Garden 12x12 paper pad.  Tear around the edges and apply the Gilding Wax as before.
Stamp a row of the border from the stamp set with Black Archival Ink.
Glue onto the card blank.

Ink up the Skeleton Leaves Striplet Stamp with Black Archival and stamp onto a piece of vellum.  Heat emboss with the clear powder.

Add circles of Gilding Wax to the reverse side of the stamped image.  I've used Vintage Plum, Golden Lilac and Summer Blue.  Trim to size. 

The first photo shows it from the reverse side and the 2nd one is what it looks like when you turn it over.

Glue onto the card with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.
Add the message with 3d foam pads.

Colour a 2nd piece of vellum with the same colour waxes.
Cut out flower shapes with the Finishing Touches Classic Rose Dies.
Use a brad to hold the flowers together then scrumple the flowers to give a bit of texture.

Die cut the Faux Quilled Leaves from Coconut White Card and glue into place.  Add the flowers with 3d foam pads.

And there's the finished card!

I wasn't sure if the waxes would work on Vellum but they look gorgeous.

As always, everything I've used is from Creative Expressions.

That just leaves me to say a big thank you for stopping by and leaving comments, they're much appreciated.

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


ros hodgkins said...

Hi Pam, glad you had a great time on you holiday, I love this card and I need to sit later and try out the gilding wax and paper as it is stunning. Running very late but will try it out later. Many thanks X Ros

Jackie T said...

Hi Pam it is good to have back on dry land with all your washing done. Today's card is gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of the week. Hugs Jackie