Gilding Flakes

I took the class For the Love of Color. The last lesson was a bonus lesson, and when I saw gilding flakes I knew I had to try it. This allowed me to try more of a clean card. I enjoyed it. However, it’s messy. A week later and I still have those flakes on my desk. Don’t cough or sneeze and that will help. The look though is very different and I enjoyed something different.

I used the following in creating this card:

Altenew Blossoms and Blooms Stamp and Die
Indigoblu Flitterglue, Phat Foam and Gilding Flakes
Metallic Watercolors
Sizzix Arched 3-D Embossing Folder

Put a little glue on the square of foam and lightly tap on the stamp. You don’t want to squish it down just make sure the top of the stamp is coated. I used my Misti and stamped onto Neenah Classic White card stock.

I sprinkled with the gilding flakes a little red and more gold. Used my finger to make sure it was all coated, and then used the back of the foam that was a little rougher and used a circular motion on the flower. Since there was a mixture of red and gold flakes that I rubbed off together, I put them into an empty bottle to use for later. There will be a lot left. Did I mention this was messy? There were a few red blobs that I used an Exacto knife to scrape a little bit.

I embossed a backing for the flower and used a few metallic splatters. For the flower, I used some metallic watercolor and painted the leaves and flowers. I then die-cut and used some foam tape to adhere to the panel.

I hope you enjoy!

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