Friday, December 11, 2015

Gilded Reindeer


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!)
Paper:  Black Corrugated card front (Spicer's); Black card base (SU!), White (Neenah) for reindeer
Ink:  Versamark
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)

Challenges:
ATS&M #174 - CAS
Inkspirational #97 - Flake

42 comments:

Bonnie said...

How elegant!!!! Love all that gold on the black! WOW!

Pam said...

This is beautiful! I love the black & gold colors.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning and gorgeous!

Carol said...

A gorgeous result Loll...me and gilding flakes don't get on, I love the results but I positively hate the mess! Haven't tried them with anything other than stamping with glue so may have to have another go! Carol x

nancy littrell said...

Wow, what an amazing technique Loll. Love your elegant gilded reindeer. TFS my friend.

Lilian YF said...

Love this!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Susan said...

Fabulous first attempt with gilding flakes! I agree, they work really well with sookwang tape - I've had great results that way, but poor results with the glue. I love the reindeer against the black cardbase, and the splatter stamp works perfectly for a background.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Looks so fabulous! Great job showcasing "different" products

Aileen (mum) said...

Love the gilded look, I have been admiring this reindeer die. Looks so majestic, wonderful card.

Suchi said...

So beautiful!! :)
Suchi xx

TK said...

Absolutely stunning, and brilliant!

Kylie said...

Your reindeer is stunning and well worth the effort. LOVE it against the black background with the embossing spots and sentiment are a match made in heaven xx

Karen B said...

Beautiful Loll. Just a tip........if you want to use gilding flakes on a die cut with delicate pieces then you can always gild your piece of card BEFORE you die cut your reindeer. This allows you to burnish it to your heart's content with no worries about damaging the diecut.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Karen B said...

Beautiful Loll. Just a tip........if you want to use gilding flakes on a die cut with delicate pieces then you can always gild your piece of card BEFORE you die cut your reindeer. This allows you to burnish it to your heart's content with no worries about damaging the diecut.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Julie B said...

Looks gorgeous Loll.
Have you tried using an open weave plastic pan scrubber to burnish? The red backed double sided tape is good for sticking the flakes too! :)

Julie B said...

Just remembered you could used that double sided film to die cut with too. I have some v old double sided peel offs that look pretty when used with the flakes. My advise is to put the flakes in a large tub as you can never get them all back in the one they came with!

Gail Townsend said...

stunning love the reindeer and what a supper technique, xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your beautiful gilded reindeer Loll it makes a stunning card

Anne

Margaret S said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Loll, how elegant is this!! LOVE the gold against the black and your gilded reindeer is stunning...totally worth the redo! I really should give this product a try, the results are stunning! hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous design here Loll!! Love that reindeer! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Stunning! Jaw droppingly beautiful!

Bobby said...

Oh my goodness, how gorgeous, Loll. You have so many wonderful stamping supplies that I never tire of hearing about.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I LOVE gilding flakes too Loll . . . but it's worse than working with glitter isn't it? Just open the pot and it leaps out and goes all over the place! This is stunning on the black background! Have a great day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Shauna said...

Oh wow! The gold against the black looks fantastic! Your reindeer is so elegant. One beautiful holiday card! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Nancy Stislow said...

I just LOVE the gilding flakes against the black background, Loll! I wondered how you got such a beautiful cold so thanks for the supply list! The gold in craft stores is so dull, but yours is luxurious! Love the gold splatter as a finishing touch!

TaeEun said...

This looks gorgeous, Loll! And I've learned something new. Thanks for sharing!

Julie B said...

Oops, back to say thanks for linking up at ATSM!!

Anita in France said...

Magical, Loll ... and so elegant and gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Donna said...

Fantastic, Loll :)
So elegant. Looks perfect. X

MaryH said...

Enlarging the photo shows up the subtle stripes in the black. Oh my, this elegant card must be the equivalent of the "Little Black Dress". The gold against that black...just so wonderfully done. Great work with the 1st gilding flake effort, and I really liked the gold spatters too. This looks like something to try in the new year, because it created such a glamorous look to this graceful deer. TFS & Hugs

Mac Mable said...

Stunning coloryway and what a great job with those guilding flakes. As you say messy but fun and learning all the time, crafting at its best X thanks for sharing and for the fabulous inspiration X

Pat said...

This deer has been gilded beautifully Loll and it is so striking against the black background with the embossed spatters and sentiment. x

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous dilded reindeer in flight! Perfect against the black Loll! Julia xx

Barb Ghig said...

Oh Loll...your gilding flakes are GORGEOUS on your deer! What an amazing focal point, and I love your CAS design! Stunning card!

Deepti said...

The gold agaist black is simply amazing:) Love this beauty!

Neets B said...

Ooh Loll, this is a smasher! Love how classy this is and glad you had fun with your flakes. Still only used mine once but will certainly be playing with them more next year...and yes, they get everywhere!
Thanks for linking up at ATSM, Anita x

Nonni said...

Wow, so striking with the black and gold! I love the artsy yet CAS look of this card. And perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Karen D. said...

I love, love this.
I so wish you lived nearer to me! I would love you to teach me all your tricks and share you talent with me....
hugs,
K

cm said...

Stunning, Loll...and classy and exquisite!
Hugs~c

ALI said...

I have just been browsing Pinterest and found this stunning card, will be trying this the weekend. Thank you!

Daria said...

This is so beautiful! I haven't used gilding flakes in a long time. It's time to pull them out. Thank you for the tips and details.