Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing my first time using gilding flakes. Boy, they are MESSY! :) But a fun messy. :) I actually did this reindeer twice. The first time it ripped and I lost one of the antlers. Note to self ... maybe don't use a die with thin pieces for my first attempt with a new product. :) I tried to be very careful the second go around, and I don't think I burnished the flakes as much as I would like, but at that point, I just didn't want to have to make a third. :) In the end, I'm happy with it and I learned some things along the way.
I die-cut the reindeer using sookwang tape. The gilding flakes stick to it really well and I didn't have a glue-y mess on my hands - bonus! I brushed away a lot of the excess, and then used some Cut-n-dry foam, rubbing in a circular fashion, to clean off the rest. The foam works great and it's not expensive, so definitely worth buying for this technique.
I wanted to use black from my card base, so used a piece of corrugated black card stock from my friend Christine. Thanks Christine! It's hard to see in the photo above, but it has a subtle stripe to it. The sentiment and the dotty background are heat embossed in gold. I love how this card turned out and think I'll be making a lot of gilded cards for next Christmas. :)
I'm enter this into ATS&M Challenge #174 - CAS, and Inkspriational Challenge #97 - Word Prompt: Flake
Stamps: Peace (Anita); Gorgeous Grunge (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Leap of Joy die (Penny Black), Sookwang Tape, Warm Sunrise Gilding Flakes (Cosmic Shimmer), Cut-n-Dry Foam, gold embossing powder (Hero Arts)
ATS&M #174 - CAS
Inkspirational #97 - Flake