Saturday, 4 May 2013

Gilding Flakes

Kandis chose 'Gilding Flakes' for this weeks theme.

Kandys' card

Men's cards are always hard for me and I have a man's birthday coming up so decided to use gilding flakes. I had done a card last year so that was out so I remembered a set of stamps I had from creative expressions using indian images and that is where I got the indian chief from. Unfortunately I have cut the top off the picture card that came with it so can't remember exactly what it is called - sorry.

This is a very simple card, matting and layering in navy and gold. I have paper pierced around the edge of teh first navy mat in true Sue Wilson style. The guilding flakes I used on are Lancashire Rose from Indigo blu which is a very pretty set but is also suitable for this card. I also used teh gilding flakes for the name - those stamps are the alphabet set from Clarity Stamps - an extremely useful set of stamps that I have used a lot and were well worth getting.

Hope you like this one. Thanks for looking at our blog. Take care

Chris' card

I stamped a map and compass onto black card and used variegated gilding flakes instead of embossing powder as the medium for this part of my metallic tableau.

Kathy's card

For this weeks challenge using gilding flakes l have chosen to make a card suitable for either Anniversary or Wedding.  Starting off with an A5 landscape white card, matt and layered with silver, and some paper from my stash, and used silver corner peel-offs.  Using my new di-lite die "Vines of Passion" l used my Flitta Glu and added my silver gilding flakes, matt it onto plain white heart using the same die, and then cut another one in linen effect silver card. Using some white Organza ribbon, tied a bow adding a cross charm. I left the plain heart so as to add initials if required, as this will be added to my stock for my craft stall.

Sheila's card

My card is 6x6, my first layer is black card and slightly smaller. The embossed layer is smaller again, I cut and aperture using a nestie scallop circle. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the corners and an embosilicious embossing folder for the embossied design. Before I placed the embossed layer I used decorative acetate, once this layer was on my card I cut a small nestie circle and stamped my sentiment. My butterfly is a peeloff coloured black with a promarker, I placed it onto some clear sticky backed paper and put the gilding flakes onto the sticky part so can see through the design of the butterfly. I then cut this out and finished off with placing it onto my card.


  1. Great selection of gilded cards!

  2. Wonderful cards, fabulous examples of gilding.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  3. stunning cards, they are all great txx


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