A Gilded Autumn

Hi everyone! Sue here with my first post as a design team member.

Sue McRae Gilded Autumn

Fall is in full swing here in Canada so I couldn't resist making a leafy card using Gilding Flakes. Gilding Flakes is another name for Metal Leafing/Gold Leafing and it is making a return to the crafty world.  Here' a couple versions of leafing.


One is loose flakes and the other is a thin sheet.  The leafing will adhere to anything sticky and works really well with dry adhesive.

Sue McRae Gilded Leaves

For the focal leaf image I added double sided adhesive to my cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Maple Leaf Die.  I peeled off the release paper, covered the sticky surface with the metal leaf flakes and burnished it into the card stock.  I just love the variegated colours on the leaf, so pretty and if you look closely you can still see the embossed veins on the leaf.

Sue McRae Gilded Autumn Background

For my background I die cut a bunch of leaves from kraft card stock using the Maple Leaf Border Die and I adhered them to kraft card stock.  It's a subtle look and adds some great texture to the card.

Sue McRae Gilded Autumn B

I also added double sided adhesive to the edges of the card base and gilded those as well.  Since there's quite a bit of metallic shimmer I decided to keep the card simple and just added some silk ribbon that I dyed with Distress Inks.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!




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WOW this card is soooo elegant, love it!


gorgeous Sue! I forget about this stuff… we used to use it on everything! Thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful, love the look of the gilding, Cathy x

Congrats on your first solo post Sue!! The Gilding Flakes leaves look awesome!!!

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the elegant simplicity! Wow!!

Great first post at PoppyStamps!
Love your card. Those kraft leaves on top of the kraft cardstock look amazing.

This is absolutely stunning Sue! Gorgeous!

So beautiful!

Welcome, Sue. Gorgeous card.


Very nice Sue, actually, very, very nice. Great use of the dies, and the metal leaf flakes made the leaf perfect. Thank you for sharing.

LOVE this card, Sue! I have some flakes somewhere around here - may have to dig them out after seeing this beauty. I really like the subtle background, too!

The leafing looks amazing and I love that tone on tone kraft die cut background! Fantastic card!

Sue this card is absolutely stunning. I love the kraft on kraft background and that gorgeous leaf.

Fantastic!!! I love your own way of kraft die cut background! Amazing.

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