Monday, April 04, 2016
Happy Birthday Gord!
Hi everyone. It's my hubby's birthday today and I wanted to make him something a little different using my gilding flakes. I bought gilding flakes late last year and only made one card for Christmas. I decided it was time to pull them out and play. :)
I find it's always good to have some pieces of burnished gilding flake card stock made up ahead ... makes for quick card making. I use a large piece of lightweight card stock* for the back, adding the double-sided sticky tape on top (Be Creative or Sookwang works really well), and then removing the top cover sheet and burnishing with gilding flakes. I use a small piece of Rubit-Scrubit (stamp cleaning pad) for burnishing. Now I have "gilding flake card stock" that's ready to go to create die-cut embellishments or fussy-cutting outline stamped and embossed images.
* I recommend using lightweight card stock for the backing because once the tape and gilding flakes are added, it becomes fairly thick and will be harder to die-cut if you use thick card stock for the backing.
Today's card has two outline leaf images stamped in Versamark onto a burnished gilding flake panel, heat embossed in black, and then fussy-cut. Great way to use your outline stamps with gilding flakes. Easy and fun to do! :)
I die-cut the happy three times and glued them together to add some thickness to the die-cut, and then glued it directly on to my card front. I stamped the birthday sentiment in black (a gift from the lovely Darnell --- thank you Dolly!), and popped up my leaves for more dimension.
I used snippets for my black strip and die-cut happy(s), so I'm heading over to have some fun at the Snippets Playground. :)
Thanks for dropping by for a visit!
Stamps: Thank You (Lil' Inkers)
Paper: White card stock (Neenah); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink: Versamark; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: Be Creative Tape (Sookwang), Warm Sunrise Gilding Flakes (Cosmic Shimmer), Rub-it Scrub-it pad (Inkssentials), Happy die (Simon Says)
Snippets Playground - Week 223