Friday, January 20, 2023

Together

Hi everyone.

A few days ago, I posted a card using Mica Powder stenciling onto black card.  I set the mica powders using Sticky embossing powder (Ranger) and it worked really well.  Then my friend Susan suggested that the same sticky powder might work with gilding flakes.  I had to give it a try.

It worked so well!  No mess and fussing with glue.  I added Versamark to my image (Together - Penny Black), stamped onto black card stock, sprinkled Sticky powder over top and then heat set.  I pressed some gilding flakes into the image and burnished using Rub-it Scrub-it pad (Ranger).  I briefly reheated to set everything.

I used Cosmos Gilding Flakes - Persian Dawn.  The sentiment (Smiles - Penny Black) is heat embossed with Princess Gold embossing powder to finished the card.

Close-up ...

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Stamps:  Together, Smiles (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Versamark
Accessories:   Sticky Powder (Ranger), heat tool; Persian Dawn gilding flakes (Cosmos), Rub-it Scrub-it Pad (Ranger), Princess Gold embossing powder

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32 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

WOWZERS, Loll! Simply stunning!
=]

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, I'll have to try out the gilding flakes especially as stamping with the gilding flake glue is messy ♥

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Sandy xx

Priscilla said...

Stunning Love this!

Bobby said...

Magnificent, Loll!

Bonnie said...

This is GORGEOUS, Lolly! I need to work with my gilding flakes again, before the fan has to come on! The mix of metallic flakes is so pretty and shines so brightly on the black cardstock! Awesome card my friend!

Cathy said...

Beautiful effect! Cathy x

Jeanne H said...

Yes! This card is very beautiful as was your other one. I too am going to have to try this as I have gilding flakes and sticky powder. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh stop! Now I'll have to get some gilding flakes and heat and stick powder. There's no question. I've never tried either one, but this is too dang amazing. WOW! Onto my wish list. The stamp is gorgeous, too. You're so good!

Lisa Elton said...

Spectacular card, Loll!

Robyn Oliver said...

WOW Loll, that's beautiful, you ladies are so talented and always testing techniques, I'm always inspired.. hugs Robyn

Susan said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! So glad that it worked out! I haven't tried it yet but definitely will.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Brilliant idea with amazing results! Stunning card!

Darnell said...

This would be great to add to the Group of Seven blog, Lolly! What an amazing technique you discovered with a suggestion from Susan! It is beautiful and so dazzling!! Love, Dolly

Lucy E. said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for the step by step explanation.

nancy littrell said...

I have the Gilded Flakes, but see that I now need the heat and stick EB Powder (I need to check..I might already have it..lol). I LOVE your Stunning stamped and gilded flowers, Lolly...TFS and Always Inspiring me, dear friend:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Viv said...

Sticky Powder duly added to my toilet roll length of 'must haves' list!
Fab card Lolly. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO very beautiful, love those flakes on black.
Faith x

TK said...

Stunning colors and texture - wow!

HilaryJane said...

This is just stunning, love it. I think I might have to get some of that embossing powder if it works that well xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Absolutely incredible with the gilding flakes, Loll - they've always confused me but you explained the process so well - thanks!

Brenda said...

Well that was a great idea! I love your card Loll, so gorgeous. Now you have opened a door on using gilding flakes with one's stamps. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

kiwimeskreations said...

What a brilliant idea and a stunning card - love it Loll
Blessings
Maxine

Ina G said...

Oh Loll this card just knocks your sox off it is so totally beautiful and stunning. Love using gilding flakes and you have shown us so many beauties over time. This one is a masterpiece in black.

Marcia Hill said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Loll and now I really must get some of the heat & stick powder!! The metallic colors blend so beautifully together and look just STUNNING against the black! This is a real show stopper of a card...LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

Helen said...

This is stunning Loll!
I don't have any gilding flakes, but am thinking that I need to try something similar with metallic embossing powders on this stamp - thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks also for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is spectacular, Loll! The gorgeous gilding flakes on black cs look amazing!! The shiny flakes in various colors are simply beautiful! You took a great close-up picture. Thanks for sharing Susan's suggestions!
Hideko xx

Pat said...

This is fab-u-lous Loll! It really pops using the gilding flakes and a wonderful gold embossed sentiment too. I have the WOW Bonding Powder and have tried it but can't seem to get a decent result as you seem to have to get the foil/flakes onto the sticky image very swiftly before it cools down otherwise it doesn't adhere well, but I see that you used some more heat after adding it and maybe this would do the trick. x

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

Cat Craig said...

Oh so gorgeous. Lvoe the varied colors one gets with gilding flakes. Looks like you've mastered it.

Jan said...

Stunning!!!!! TFS Loll!

Julia Aston said...

The gilding flakes look wonderful over the black Loll - SO pretty! Your choice of image works wonderfully with the pretty flakes! Julia xx