Wednesday 26 July 2017

Step by Step Card Background Tutorial

Hi everyone,

I hope you are feeling fab and creative. I have a step by step for you today in which I create a card background using multi colour embossing technique ie. using a selection of powders on one project.
I really love the vintage shades that turned out on this card, which would be great for masculine recipients!

Step 1: I used a page out of an old book page for backing paper and then applied a 3D texture gel through a stencil with a palette knife tool. You could also use a heavy (thick) acrylic paint. This creates texture and gives a sticky surface for the embossing powders to stick to.

Step 2: I added pinches of three different embossing powders ; Heather, Oceanic and Champers, into the wet gel.

Step 3: I moved the paper around to enable the powders to cover the gel then shook any excess powder off.

Step 4: To melt the powders I used a heat tool which also helps to dry the gel .

To finish, I inked the edges and areas on the paper with black and blue ink pads, added die cut stars, trim, alpha stickers and highlighted  around the card with a white pen.

Thanks for reading and stay creative!


Monday 17 July 2017

New Autumn Weekend Workshops

Hi guys,

Autumn weekend of workshops in Scotland! I'll be teaching two brand new classes on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October at Papeterie Crafts, Aberdeen. For booking / info please email me at

3D scene workshop - A project with 3D elements in every aspect!


Winter Wonder canvas - A frosty themed canvas full of mixed media textures and Prima blooms, ready to personalise with your own photo.

I'll also be teaching workshops throughout Autumn at various shops around the UK!

Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd September - Loobi Crafts - Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Saturday 7th October - The Artistic Stamper - Faversham, Kent
Saturday 14th October - The Mulberry Bush - Thatcham, Berkshire
Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd October - Prima Weekend - Papeterie Crafts, Aberdeen, Scotland
Saturday 4th November - Amelia's Creative Crafts - Studley, Warwickshire
Saturday 22nd November - Craftstation - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Hope to see some of you there :) 

Warm hugs