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)

Challenges:
Snippets Playground - Week 223

39 comments:

lilian said...

Lovely card Bet hubby loved it.

Lilian B

Mac Mable said...

That's a great idea with the gilding flakes and stamping with the outline stamp. I thought it was an inlaid die cut...will file that one away. Classy card and bet your husband loved it x

sandie said...

Stunning Loll, such a wonderful CAS design, love how the bold black lines go with the gold x

Bonnie said...

So interesting to know that you can make gilded cardstock! Love, love, love the effect! I'll bet Gord loves it too!

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Loll, great idea stamping and embossing on top of the gilded card. Just want to thank you for lovely card that arrived today, much appreciated and I love that I have a Loll original watercolour!
Val xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby Loll! Thank you for the tips and technique! I'd like to know a tip on how to control those flakes though! Will have to give this a try - when I feel brave enough! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Please tell your hubby from me good luck and good health. It is certainly delighted with this wonderful card. She is odealna! Pure perfection and I really like the use of gold leaf. It gives an unusual effect.
hugs,
BozenA

Loll said...

Thanks Hazel. Will share my advice on my next gilding card post as to how to keep those flakes in check. Those flakes do have a mind of their own! :)

Stacy Sheldon said...

this has such beautiful shimmer Loll :)

Shirl said...

Beautiful masculine birthday card. Happy Birthday to your husband!

Shirl

Linda said...

What a fab card ..... I love the black with the gilding flakes, very striking! Tell hubby Happy Birthday from me ... hope he has a wonderful day. xx

Marcia HIll said...

Great masculine card Loll!! Those gilded leaves are just fabulous and the wheels are just turning right now with what I could do with a couple different leaf dies that I have...thank you, thank you!! And I hope Gord has a wonderful birthday and that you spoil him rotten!! :0)

Lola G. said...

You've just given me a wonderful idea to finally put the gilding flakes I bought....probably 15 years ago...to use! At the time I bought them I think I was just too intimidated to use them. I've since sold and given away plenty of used and unused crafting supplies, but I could never bring myself to part with that container of lusciousness. Thanks so much for the inspiration, and I'm sure the birthday card made the day extra special!

Anonymous said...

Love the leaves! Love the card too!

Brenda said...

Oh my, what a fabulous birthday card for the Mister! I love the masculine feel it has, without being overly masculine. The gilding flakes looks amazing and it sounds like they are fun to play with as well. Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

Another innovative idea! I never knew you could emboss on gilded flakes! Now I can't wait to try this, Loll! Thanks for the description. LOVE this card and how the outline stamps look with it. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Susan said...

Love the way you used the outline stamp on top of the gilding flakes - I haven't tried that! The black is a striking contrast to the gold. Fabulous card for Gord.

Lorraine said...

Simply elegant!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Gilded Flakes homemade designer paper Loll. I bet Gord Loved his very special card made with Love! TFS your description too. Hugs, Nancy

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is one of the nicest masculine card designs I've ever seen, Lolly! I think it's the bold black with the metallic. That birthday sediment worked perfect here 1 give it back, lol!! Happy late-in-the-day Birthday greetings to Gord! I hope he is feeling better! Hugs, Dolly

TK said...

Beautiful, and I'm sure your hubby loved it! Hope his day was wonderful!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll! Love the metallic touches, works so well with the black and white. Crisp, clean and elegant! hugs :)

MaryH said...

Have had gilding flakes for a long time, been afraid to try them with anything, so I appreciate the 'make ahead page' tip. Great idea. And this card is gorgeous, CAS but so colorful with the golden tones with the black. Love the dimensions of the happy too. G. will love it! TFS & Happy Birthday Mr. Loll! Hugs

Di said...

Fabulous card Loll! And a clever idea to get some of the messy work out of the way in one go as well. I adore the tones of the flakes you used (am sure I have some exactly the same shades) - and such a great card as well. Perfect!

Hugs

Di xx

Lee-Anne said...

Love what you did with the gilding flakes...such an amazing look, Loll!

swldebbie said...

This is really stunning, Loll. That black really adds a classy look to the guilding flaked elements. Am sure Gord loved it!

Aileen Ryan said...

Loll this is so pretty, those burnished flakes look wonderful. Bet your husband loved the card. I have seen these burnished flakes before and love the fact there are so many different colours within the range. Very tempting.

Pia Gerhardt said...

What a beautiful Card! Thanks for sharing!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is gorgeous! I also thought it was an inlaid diecut! Wouldn't have dared to emboss on it for fear that the powder would stick to everything! I still have some gilding flakes floating around from waaaay back - must look for it!

SARN said...

Great design, as always Loll xxx

maria f. said...

Alles Gute for DH! I love how elegantly dramatic you've made this wonderful CAS card. Those touches of black are perfect.

Anita in France said...

Wow, dramatic and stunning, Loll ... the shimmer is fabulous! Happy Birthday (belated) to your DH! Hugs, Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Amazing on how colors just make a masculine card! Awesome job

Karen D. said...

love this!! great look and just so perfect for you DH...
Happy Birthday to him!

Pat said...

The gold and black is so elegant Loll and a great idea to cover a larger piece of card with the gilding flakes and then die cut from it. I'm sure your husband will have really loved this card. x

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I love the effect of the gilding flakes on the leaves and your design is fabulous, Loll! I also love how you used black on this card...the quintessential perfect masculine card...I'll bet your hubby loved it, too!

Sue - said...

Beautiful use of the gilding flakes, a perfect masculine card.

My Paper Epiphany said...

this is so stunning - I bet he loves it!

Aquarius said...

A great masculine card and thanks so much for the helpful tips - those flakes certainly have wayward tendencies!!