Thursday, April 21, 2016

Stenciling with Gilding Flakes


Hi everyone.  More fun with gilding flakes.  I hope you're not getting sick of my gilding flake cards. :)

Another reminder that there's only a few days left before the  CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Stenciling closes on April 24th at midnight (PDST).  Come join us!




I posted a card a few days ago that has a little bit of stenciling with gilding flakes.  I wasn't sure if it would work, so just did a little.  The card above uses the same stencil, but with lots more stenciling.  LOVE how it turned out.  The flakes I used are called Verdigis and it is mostly gold, with a little bit of green, turquoise and copper. I wanted to pick up on the turquoise on my stenciled background, so die-cut a leaf sprig out of turquoise foil.  This is my favourite leaf die ... I'm sure you've noticed that I use this ALL the time! :)   I then heat embossed a sentiment banner in gold on gray (love how these colours work together, popped it up and tucked the leaf in behind.  :)

Edited to add:  Linda asked me how I added the glue over my stencil.  I use a sponge.  I squirt lots of glue out onto a piece of wax paper, and then pick it up with a sponged and dab over the stencil.  Don't add too thick a coat of glue.  If the glue is thick, you need to wait for it to dry until it is just tacky, not wet.  Then add the gilding flakes.  Make sure to wash the stencil right away after removing it from your card stock. And any excess glue you didn't use can be added back to the bottle. :)  Hope that helps.

My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, stenciling with gilding flakes, die-cut, and heat embossing.

Since I used a snippet for both my turquoise leaf sprig and for my gray sentiment banner, I'm heading over to the Snippets Playground for some fun. :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!







Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Textured Mesh stencil (Memory Box), gilding flake glue, sponge, Verdigris Gilding Flakes (Cosmic Shimmer), Rub-it Scrub-it Pad (Inkssentials), Gold embossing powder, heat tool, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), turquoise metal sheet

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Stenciling
Snippets Playground - Week 225

38 comments:

  1. Stunning..love how you've picked up that turquoise. Those gilding flake colours are really pretty too.Great success with gilding through the stencil..I often find that my glue leaks so thank you for the inspiration to give it another go x Absolutely beautiful x

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  2. Wow! I've got to try this technique! I'm not sick of the foil yet! Josie and I are planning to have a play with them soon. We're saving up all your inspiration! Love the turquoise leaves and the metallic turquoise is beautiful with the rich gold!

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  3. Came back to say.....I've just noticed that this stunning and beautiful card is between my entries on the challenge and I was wondering if you could move it way out of the way of mine?...Yours is stunning! lol xxxxx

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  4. Love your technique. The card turned out beautiful. Will have to try it. Thanks. Edna

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  5. Love how that turquoise just pops, Loll! That verdigris is so pretty...love how the turquoise leaf pulls the color out! LOVE!

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  6. Hi Loll,
    I also love how you use die twig with leaves. Every time your card composition is different so I still love it. Great card. I love the gold stenciling background. Thanks thanks thanks :-)
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  7. If this card hadn't been watermarked it would still be identifiable as your work Loll. That signature leaf is fab especially in the turquoise. The gilding flakes certainly reflect the colour. :)

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  8. I bought Gilding Flakes a year ago and until I started following you and discovered you are making gorgeous cards from this flakes, I never touched them! I have gone back and can not find how you use the glue then the stencil before adding the flakes. Please send me to your instructional page! Thank you!!

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    1. Hi Linda. I don't have your email address, so I added my "how to" adding gilding flakes with a stencil above. Loll :)

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  9. Love it with the turquoise. And I don`t think I will ever get sick of your gilding flakes cards. Thanks for the deets, I was wondering about the rub it scrub it pad. Now, I know the name of it and what to look for. This card looks great with that stencil! Hope you are having a nice break!

    Shirl

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  10. This is just stunning Loll! I ADORE all the glimmer and glitz from that beautiful die cut and those fabulous leaves! Have a wonderful evening my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  11. Awesome background with this medium!

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  12. This looks fabulous Loll...what a great way to use the gilding flakes. I have several pots sitting, love the effect but hate the mess with a vengeance! Carol x

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  13. The gilded stencil looks amazing Loll, so pretty, Cathy x

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  14. I most definitely am not tired of your gilding flake cards Loll...every one of them has been just gorgeous, including this newest one! Absolutely love how your stenciled background came out and really must get busy and get some of these gilding flakes ordered! Lovely, lovely card!!! :0)

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  15. Beautiful! I love those gilding flakes!

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  16. Wow! This one packs a punch with that brilliant gold behind the turquoise die cut. No, we will NEVER tire of seeing how you use the gilding flakes! Thanks for sharing your work and process!

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  17. I will never grow tired of seeing your gilding flake cards, Loll! I LOVE the effect with this stencil, too...so striking! And your turquoise foil leaf sprig is fabulous! Another really gorgeous card!

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  18. Hi Loll,

    Stunning work, love it and just the right amount of gilding flakes.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Very pretty, Loll. I like how you've still maintained a 'gentle' feel to this design... A lot of 'shiny' cards I see lose that quality. This one doesn't :)

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  20. Oooh .... this is stunning! I love the gilding flakes through that stencil, makes a great background for that pretty leaf. Have a lovely weekend my friend xx (Thanks for the reminder for the CAS Mix Up ....... all linked up!)

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  21. this is a true stunner, you are rocking these flakes x

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  22. Thank you for adding those instructions!! Much appreciated! I love all your cards and you are such an inspiration!

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  23. The stenciled gilding makes for a wonderful background for your pretty leaf Loll! Julia xx

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  24. Oh, wow, Loll - fabulous card! I totally love the Verdigis gilding flakes - what an eye-catching card!

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  25. Again with the gilding flakes--how beautiful and cool Loll!

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  26. Wow...another stunning Gilded Flakes card Loll. I can't wait to try with a stencil in a couple of weeks. Keep them coming my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  27. P.S. Love your shiny and beautiful foil diecut leaves too my friend.

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  28. Definitely not tired of seeing your gorgeous gilding flakes, and the turquoise leaf is just beautiful with the gold gilding too. Wonderful look. Tried out my gilding flakes this evening, inspired by what you've been doing! TFS &Hugs

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  29. Keep the ideas coming so I have some ideas. Stunningcard, love how you uSed the stencil.

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  30. Totally fabulous card Loll - and I love seeing how you use gilding flakes. The turquoise and gold go together perfectly as well.

    Lovely to see you in the Playground.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  31. WOW, this card is just stunning! Love it! Åsa xx

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  32. I am never going to get sick of your amazing gilding flakes creations! This card is cosmic with all the different metallics!

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  33. Not sick of it at all - keep going!!!!!!

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  34. Very pretty. I have watched a lot of videos on these flakes, but am glad you are showing some different uses for them. The leaf looks so pretty too!

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  35. Beautiful, Loll ... such delicious shimmeriness ... ALWAYS enjoy seeing your wonderful cards! Hugs, Anita :)

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  36. Just when I thought I caught my breath, another shimmery sensation appears! Same response as before (and one I experience every time I visit your place): AWE!
    hugs~c

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  37. Here I am playing catch up Loll, as my e-mail notifications aren't coming to my box for some reason. But catch up I will!! I am swooning over this card Loll! The gilding flake background is so stunning and I don't think I will ever tire of seeing you use gilding flakes. I love that leaf too and I love that you picked up on the turquoise in the flakes, so beautiful! Love the embossed sentiment banner in grey too, such a beautiful color combo this card is! Hugs, Brenda

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