Gilded Leafing

This month I introduced my ladies to the Gilded Leafing. I’d hoped to run this class earlier in the year but the product has been so popular that it was flying out of the warehouse. Whilst I’d often used this style of product in my pre SU days, most of my ladies haven’t. These beautifully delicate flakes of bling will just waft away into the air at the merest hint of disturbance, but can give your project a touch of luxury and richness. I prepared the first two cards some time ago. Whilst the tree stamp on the first card is now retired, the same method can be used with any stamp.

I wanted to show the ladies four different ways to use the leafing. On my first card we used Heat and Stick powder which looks like an embossing powder and is used in a similar way.                                                                                        

We stamped the tree from Life is Beautiful stamp set (now retired) with Versamark, covered the stamped image with the Heat and Stick powder, tapped off the excess and heated the stamped image. The Heat and Stick melts and acts like a glue to hold the Gilded Leafing in place.  We added small punched flowers and basic pearls to the tree. They look like pretty blossom. With simple scoring we made the base card into an easel card. Both the die used to make the easel 'stopper' and the tiny flower punch are also retired but we have many other wonderful products to help you recreate a similar look.

Our second card has smart stripes and was also made a while ago before the ribbon had retired. The gold stripes are simply Tear and Tape Adhesive with gilded leafing pressed on top. The narrow gold stripes are alternated with slightly wider card strips. 


The ribbon and bow make pretty embellishments.   

Plenty of bling on our third card, although it is not as overpowering as it could be. This is because the leafing is fixed to the reverse of a piece of window sheet with an adhesive sheet.    


The stamped images are stamped onto the front of the window sheet with black Staz-On ink. The whole piece is then mounted onto a layer of black and held on a basic white card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

How elegant our last card looks! Only a tiny amount of leafing but the glamour comes from the patterned paper - Simply Elegant specialty designer series paper.  

You can use any letter dies to create your sentiment. I have used Playful Alphabet. The dies cut through the foam like butter.

Most of the ladies enjoyed creating with a totally different medium. Perhaps you'd like it too! Below you will find a list of all products used that are current. To view any or to order, simply click on an image.   

Wishing you a crafty weekend!


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