Thursday, 13 December 2012

Love playing with Gilding Flakes

I don't know about you, but sometimes I love just sitting down and experimenting.  I had some gliding flakes that were screaming to be played with and so I grabbed a pot of gilding glue and with a little madness on my part thought I would see what would happen if I applied it directly to the stamp instead of to the card.........Note if you try this clean your stamp off immediately afterwards!  The result was a distressed glided effect.

Gilt tree

used: Spotted Winter 4270K, Harmony 40-170, Winter Magic 30-134 Periwinkle 11-003and Fuchsia Fantasies 13-003.

Here is a how I did it....

* Fold a card blank using fuchsia fantasies and then stamp with Harmony background stamp

* Stamp Tree in Gliding Glue and then when dry sprinkle with gilding flake and brush off excess.

* Repeat stamping tree with Versafine Blue ink slightly off from original image.

* Cut out using Spellbinders die and add extra dots of liquid pearls. Mount onto main card blank with additional mats and borders cut from Spellbinders dies.

* Draw in the snow using the amazing Faber Castell Design Memory Craft White Big Brush marker and smudge with your finger.

* Stamp sentiment onto separate card and cut out.

I will soon share with you another card I made using the flake, but applying it using a slightly different method.

Until then Hugs Cathy


Paula (PEP) said...

Amazing things happen when you play & this looks like a very productive session. Love the colours with the contrast of the gilding & the white snow.
Paula (PEP)

Elizabeth Allan said...

An 18K gold design!

Annette Allen said...

wow it almost looks like there are real lights...awesome card.

annemarks said...

Lovely card, the gilding is fabulous :)

Greta said...

Your experimenting paid off! What a neat card, Cathy! I need to find my gold flakes & do something with them.

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous card Cathy - love it when experimental playtimes 'work'.