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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!

Thursday 2 July 2015

Ho Ho Hot....

Good Morning All and a very Happy Thursday!

Well, I've been tasked by Creative Expressions to make Christmas cards!  On the hottest day of the year (so far) I've been thinking snow, carols, trees.....

Anyway, this is the first one of the month for you.  

Die Cut the Illuminated Christmas Tree from Foundations Vintage Gold Card.

Emboss a piece of Coconut White Card with the A4 Snowflake Lattice Folder.
Die cut the Finishing Touches Classic 3d Bow using the Vintage Gold Card.
Glue the strip from that set onto the embossed card and trim to size.
Matt and layer onto Vintage Gold card
Glue the tree into position.

Die cut the Finishing Touches 3d Filigree Bow from Coconut White Card.  Glue onto the Gold Bow.  Fold onto a 3d shape then glue onto the gold strip.
Add a small black Dazzler to the centre of the bow.

Ink up the sentiment from the A5 Filigree Christmas Set with Black Archival and stamp onto Coconut White Card.  Heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.
Cut into a banner shape.  Matt and layer onto Gold Card.
Shape and glue into position.
Add a small Black Dazzler to the tree to finish.

And there's the finished card!

I wanted to make a card that was quick but elegant and would be suitable for a man or woman to receive.

Although the tree is very detailed, it cut beautifully but I would use wax paper to help lift it from the die.

I've used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to stick everything down.  Again, the filigree work on the bow and the tree is very detailed and there isn't a lot of room for the glue, but a few drops of this glue works beautifully.

Well, that's about is for this week....I'm going to stand under a cold shower and cool off!

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Until next time, have a happy, crafty week!


Jackie T said...

Good morning Pam your card is gorgeous it is very elegant. I have been making Christmas cards too it just doesn't seem right when it is so hot. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

nattyboots said...

A lovely card so crisp and clean cut, i love it .

Elaine H X

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Pam, a lovely fairly easy card. Perfect t if making a lot. Thank you. X Ros

DebbieLeigh said...

Hi Pam, simple and elegant are the words for this card and perfect for batch makingxx