2 posts categorized "Gilding"

08/24/2016

Wed 24

Majestic Maple
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a card featuring all things leafy.

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For the background, I temporarily adhered the Memory Box Postage Set Stencil over white card stock and inked up the rectangle/square shapes with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. This gives a nice window pane look to the card.

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I then laid the Memory Box Falling Maple Stencil over the inked sections and applied Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue with a sponge to the leaves. This glue dries tacky which allows you to add gilding flakes/gold leafing on top. I used a multi-coloured mix of flakes with coppers, golds and greens.

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The Majestic Maple was cut from water colour paper and painted with bold water colour paint. I die cut two additional leaves, one from red vellum and one from orange vellum and placed those behind the painted leaf and tied a gold bow around the stems.

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I had trouble deciding on a colour for the sentiment. It seemed like nothing popped enough off the gilded section so I opted for black and decided to tie that in by adding the background panel onto a black card base.

Lots of fun techniques on this card. I hope it inspires you to try some of them.

In case you missed it, we had a blog hop yesterday featuring Birch Press Design and Poppystamps. There's a wonderful prize and some great shopping discounts. Stop by here for all the details.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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07/22/2015

Wed 22

Peeking Through the Leafy Frame

Hi, Sue here today! Have you been amazed by all the creative projects during the blog blitz? I know I have!

When I saw the Leafy Frame Die and Kitty Cat Face Die, I knew I wanted to pair them to create a little spooky scene with the kitty peaking out amidst a dark background.

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I inked up by background with Distress Inks in different shades of blue and flicked and sprayed some Perfect Pearls on top.

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I added double sided adhesive to card stock and die cut the cat face from it. I temporarily placed the negative piece on the background and glued the cat face die cuts back into place (like a puzzle) and removed the negative piece. I took off the backing paper from the face pieces and used gilding flakes (metal foil) on the exposed adhesive.

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I cut two pieces of the Leafy Frame. One out of black vellum and one from gray card stock and layered them with foam tape for added depth.

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I made another card, this time using gold gilding flakes. I die cut two Leafy Frames again, this time from gold and gray card stock and I offset the frames slightly so the gold frame would be more visible.

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I love how these cards turned out. I think for my next one I'll use some black fun flock for the cat.

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