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