Paw Prints by Julia Watts

Julia Watts is a demonstrator for Creative Expressions and can regularly be seen on TV sharing her tips and techniques, creating amazing projects.  Craftasmic have been very fortunate that Julia has visited us 3 times for our various Weekend Events and has hosted workshops and demonstrations showcasing Creative Expressions products in her own unique style.

Julia creates beautiful projects which she has kindly given us her permission for us to share these with you!

In this project, Julia has given step by step instructions for creating a card using the Creative Expressions Singles 'Willow' stamp.  Willow is a playful cat and you'll have great fun using this stamp to make fun projects for all those cat lovers out there!!

Below you will be able to see Julia walk you through this project.  To find out more about Julia's projects we highly recommend you follow Julia at her blog called Inky Finger Zone - where she regularly posts her projects in an effort to continually inspire both seasoned and new card makers with her talents!

For the background, start by randomly inking through the That Special Touch Stripy Spots Mask using Pumice Stone Distress Ink on Coconut White Foundation Card. Then, with the stamp in your hand randomly stamp the Kitten Treats Background, again using the Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Making sure the ink is dry choose your favourite embossing folder and run it through your die cutting and embossing machine.  Then, ink around the edges with the Pumice Stone Distress Ink pad. Rub Pearl Moon Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Wax over the surface. Once dry, buff it up using a dry wet wipe.

 

Next, use the Creative Expressions Singles 'Willow' stamp to stamp Willow onto a piece of Grey Foundation Card using a Perfect Medium Watermark Ink Pad and emboss this with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder using a heat tool.

Cut this out, choosing your favourite craft die - we suggest a pretty oval from the Sue Wilson Collection!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose yourself a sentiment stamp and, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with True White Detail Powder, stamp this onto Grey Foundation Card. Also cut this out, choosing your favourite craft die - this time we'd suggest a pretty rectangular or square die, depending on your sentiment from the Sue Wilson Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick out a co-ordinating ribbon and tie a pretty bow, adding a Heart Sparkler from the Creative Expressions' Finishing Touches range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, assemble your card as shown in the top picture, adding a Small Circle Dazzler from the Creative Expressions' Finishing Touches range to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of all the main tools and materials used by Julia to make this project.

 

 

Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder - Detail True White
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Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder - Detail True White
This Detail True White Embossing Powder is perfect for heat embossing your stamped designs - ideal for enhancing background stamps, patterned images and fine sentiments. The ultra-fine crystals preserve complex detail and deliver a superbly smooth finish when embossing even the most intricate of stamped images.
£3.89 inc VAT
Perfect Medium - Clear PadPerfect Medium - Clear Pad
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Perfect Medium - Clear Pad
Ranger Perfect Medium Clear ink pad for use when stamping and embossing using embossing powders. Also being ideal for resist techniques and watermark stamping.
£4.49 inc VAT
Distress Ink Pad - Pumice Stone
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Distress Ink Pad - Pumice Stone
Colour of this Ink Pad is Pumice Stone. These are water-based dye inks, which are acid-free, non-toxic and fade resistant. The pads have a higher raised felt for easier use. They are just right for giving your projects that vintage, aged feel. Tim Holtz picked the colours to give a realistic, weathered look on many types of crafts.
£4.99 inc VAT
Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Coconut White
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Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Coconut White
A pack of 25 Coconut White sheets A4 card stock (220gsm) We look to provide the best colour match possible on the screen image, however colour displays can be different depending on your computer settings and If very close colour matching is of high importance we offer the benefit of a Foundation Card Colour Swatch to allow you confidence when shopping for your card stock with...
£5.49 inc VAT
Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Dark Grey
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Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Dark Grey
A pack of 25 Dark Grey sheets A4 card stock (220gsm) We look to provide the best colour match possible on the screen image, however colour displays can be different depending on your computer settings and If very close colour matching is of high importance we offer the benefit of a Foundation Card Colour Swatch to allow you confidence when shopping for your card stock with us.
£5.49 inc VAT
Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Pale Grey
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Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Pale Grey
A pack of 25 Pale Grey sheets A4 card stock (220gsm) We look to provide the best colour match possible on the screen image, however colour displays can be different depending on your computer settings and If very close colour matching is of high importance we offer the benefit of a Foundation Card Colour Swatch to allow you confidence when shopping for your card stock with us.
£5.49 inc VAT
Ranger Heat it Craft ToolRanger Heat it Craft Tool
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Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
This Heat Tool is lightweight and easy to use with a convenient single-hand operation.  Ideal for all your craft heating needs and the gentle air flow keeps your powders in place!  It is quiet, ergonomic, quick and safe! This tool is great for: curing embossing powders, shrinking plastic and tubing, quick drying of inks and paints, and for all your craft heating needs.  It is quick...
£25.99 inc VAT