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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 10 December 2015

Time to Sparkle!

Good Morning All and a Very Happy Thursday!

I'm still bobbing around the Caribbean...check Facebook to see where I am (Pam Smith) but do not fear, I haven't gone away and left you without a project!

For this card, I've used a technique called "grouting" which John Lockwood showed me at Ally Pally in September.

Start be embossing a piece of Coconut White card with the A4 Poinsettia Folder.
Turn to the debossed side and spread Cosmic Shimmer Red Berry Sparkle Texture Paste over it, making sure to scrape off the excess.
Leave to dry.
Emboss another piece of Coconut White with the same folder.  Matt and layer onto Foundations Black Card.
Attach a piece of black seam binding before sticking onto the card blank.
Die cut 2 of the Labels using the Finishing Touches Collection from the card with the texture paste finish.
Matt and layer onto black card.
Die cut a smaller label.
Ink up the holly border from the Holly Tree Elements stamp set.
Stamp down the side of the tag and heat emboss with clear powder.
Ink up the words using black archival and stamp and heat emboss.
The stamp is from the Peace, Joy Love stamp set.
Matt and layer the tag.
Attach seam binding to the tops of the tags.
Stamp and heat emboss poinsettias from the Poinsettia Elements Stamp Set.
Cut out and glue into position.
Attach the tags with glue on one, then with 3d pads on the others.
Add some Dries Clear Glue to the flower centres and sprinkle Cosmic Shimmer Fire Red Polished Silk Glitter to finish.
Hope you like it!

It's worth making up a batch of the grouted backgrounds at the same time.  It looks very effective when done on black card and is so easy to do.  It also gives a different way of using your embossing folders.

Well, that's it for this week...I've got another sparkly card next week.

Everything used is from Creative Expressions.

Many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.

Until next time, have a happy, crafty week!


ros hodgkins said...

Hello Pam, so glad you having a sunshine break in the Caribean but please leave some for me as we sail to the Islands early January. I love the effect of grouting, and I have some red sparkle glitter and a A4 holly embossing folder, so might just have a go. Til next week, X Ros

nancyd said...

Hi Pam, this is a very pretty card and a great technique.
Nancyd xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Hello Pam.
Hope you're having a lovely holiday. I love paper grouting, especially the impressive effect. Need to get some more sheets done.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Pam this is a stunning card. I have only used this technique once but it is very effective. I am enjoying seeing your holiday photos on Facebook I must admit I am rather jealous. Hugs Jackie