Saturday, January 12, 2019

Penny Black with Gilding Flakes


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing two cards using gilding flakes on Penny Black's Berry Bramble and First Waltz images. 

I have some heat and stick powder from SU! for years and never used it.  I saw a video about using it with gilding flakes and wanted to give it a try.  Got together with my friends Susan, Christine and Trina and we all played with the heat and stick powder.  It worked great!!  It's one of the best products for gilding flakes that I've used.  The card above is the Berry Bramble image, which is a very versatile image that may be used for many occasions.  I think this is very elegant and beautiful.  The gilding flakes do all the work! :)  They look best on black, although you can use other colours.

Here's a close-up ...
I finished the card by adding a birthday sentiment heat embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder.  I love the sparkle of this powder, but it doesn't photograph well.

I did a second card using the First Waltz image.  Again, I'm so happy how this turned out ...
This time I used gilding flakes called Red Speckle and it's mostly silver.  I used silver tinsel embossing powder for the sentiment.  Next time I will stick with plain gold and silver embossing for my cards. :)

Penny Black Products:
Berry Bramble - #40-580
First Waltz - #40-536
Heartfelt - #30-286
Eloquence - #30-162






Stamps:  Berry Bramble, First Waltz, Heartfelt, Eloquence (Penny Black
Paper:  Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Heat & Stick Powder (SU!), Gilding Flakes - ? and Red Speckle (Cosmic Shimmer), Gold Tinsel embossing powder (Ranger), Silver Tinsel embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool


29 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

two gorgeous cards, Loll - especially love the second one. have some gilding flakes that Bonnie sent me ages ago and have been afraid to try them but you've inspired me to get them out and have a go!

Christine Alexander said...

stunning Loll, the gilding flake really pop against the black. I'm so glad we pulled out the Heat and Stick it's so much easier than glue, it only leaves gilding flake clean up instead of stamp and gilding flakes :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous gilding flake images against the black background for both your beautiful cards, Loll. I have heat and stick and gold gilding flakes..hmmm! You did it again, my friend. You always Inspire me! Hugs..Nancy

Viv's Visuals said...

One word
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AWESOME! x

Bobby said...

Both cards are breathtaking, Loll.

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow! These are exquisite Loll! I do have another brand of heat and stick and have the SU one too. Haven't used it in years so thank you for the inspiration! This looks fun to do and the results are just gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Wow! These are both gorgeous, Loll! I'll have to give this a try!

Jan said...

BEAUTIFUL...will have to get my flakes out!!!! TFS
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Susan said...

Two stunning cards using the gilding flakes! I really liked that technique we did with the Heat n Stick and must remember to use it more often. Love both the gold and the silver against the black cs!

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards, Loll. The gilding flakes look so effective on a dark background. xx

Maria said...

Wow!! Absolutely stunning cards using the gilding flakes, so pretty!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great effects Loll .. Ive used gilding flakes .. made a disposable cardboard stencil with a die and added gilding flakes on it once tapped through tacky glue with a disposable made sponge. Worked a treat.
Wonder how the shaved ice would go on it too?
Are other sticky EP (eg Ranger Judikins) as effective as disc SU item I wonder?
Mine went white not green when heated too. Found that puzzling.
Great use of flakes. So love them.
Shaz in Oz.x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are simply stunning, Loll! They look like gilded art on black lacquer! I can see the sparkle of the tinsel embossing powder in my head. The EP texture matches the gilding flakes.
I have SU heat and stick powder (I never used) and now I know the wonderful use of it, so I need to get gilding flakes! :-)
Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations!
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

WOW Loll, both your cards look amazing - the gilding flakes are brilliant on the black card and I'm sure the sparkly embossing will look great with it.

Jeanne said...

These are so beautiful, Loll. I just love how the flakes pop against the black. I don't have the SU brand, but I do wonder if the Ranger brand will work the same? I might have to pull it out and give it a go. Thank you for always inspiring with the different products you use and sharing all the stunning results. :)

Marcia HIll said...

These are both so elegant and just BEAUTIFUL Loll! I've played with gilding flakes only once in a class, but never bought the supplies to do any on my own...may need to reconsider that after seeing both of these beauties! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

BożenA said...

Your cards are amazing, especially the first card that impressed me. I love the shimmering mosaic of gilt, they look stunning.
Hugs,
BozenA

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING cards Loll
Faith

Trina P. said...

Both your gilded images turned out amazing, Loll. Adding a simple sentiment was perfect. Beautiful set of cards. xx

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Loll! So sparkly and elegant! I'm going to pick up some heat and stick...looks like it did the trick, and I love the effects on black...WOW!

Brenda in IN said...

These are both beautiful and elegant. Something else for me to try! I used gilding flakes once and had them everywhere. The little stinkers do fly through the air, don't they. I'll try the heat and stick powder. I love that Berry Bramble stamp you used.

Linda said...

Oooooh ..... how gorgeous do these look in the gilding flakes. Love them both! You've reminded me I haven't used gilding flakes in ages ...... I need to find time to play now xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow such an eye catching and stunning effect and especially on the dark card stock. I use the flakes mostly with the special glue but it is messy so I will be giving this technique a go. Gorgeous stamps, wonderful glitzy flakes and very classy and elegant cards X

Pat said...

The gilding flakes are beautiful on both of these cards Loll, and I think the black shows them off so well. I think for me the black and gold is the one that appeals to me more as I love the mix of colours within the gold, but on both the heat and stick powder has held the gilding flakes so well. Glad you and friends Susan, Christine and Trina had a fun time using them. x

Karen D. said...

wow!!! how gorgeous and so very elegant Loll...love your results!!!
xx Karen

Diane said...

Wow the heat embossed gold tinsel embossing powder makes a gorgeous design Loll.

Hugs Diane

Jo Manna said...

Wow, what beautiful RICH cards. I love two different version, like you said, such elegance against the black! I totally agree. So creative and so different. Beautiful success! hugs xx

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Anita in France said...

Rich, luxurious and so deliciously shimmery, Loll ... these are just beautiful! I too have been MIA ... and am now on a rather long and most enjoyable catch up journey! Hugs, Anita :)