Hi everybody. After seeing the fun the Group of Seven Cardmakers had with gilding flakes, it encouraged me to resurrect mine from the depths of my crafting cupboard and give it a go. I used the remains of some very old Indigoblu flakes bought such a long time ago and transferred to a plastic container that I have no idea what the name is, and I used a Sheena Douglas 3D Embossing Folder called Trailing Time.
I backed a snippet of white card with some sticky adhesive sheet and then covered it with the gilding flakes. I then ran it through the embossing folder to emboss it and I added some Deep Crimson Versafine Ink to the raised areas to highlight them as I thought it would be less harsh than black. It looked quite good but it was not keen to dry even with my heat tool, so I rubbed it with a piece of kitchen towel which took most of the ink off but it was still coming off on my fingers, so I covered it with some Versamark ink using a very old rather dirty pad so I didn't make a mess of a decent one, and then heat embossed the whole piece with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder to seal it. I then backed it with a snippet of black card and added it to a 7" x 5" white card. I finished by die cutting a sentiment from another snippet of black card backed with adhesive, and I decided to add a small butterfly using a die bought from The Range some time ago, and I cut the top layer from a gold tag which came off a recently received parcel and I kept it as I thought the gold was the perfect colour, and the back layer from another small black snippet, and added these to the card.
I think it was successful in as much as the embossing is quite deep and the gilding flakes are bright and pretty, and a little of the red ink remains but that part did not work so well. It isn't a challenge as such but I will link it up to the Group of Seven's blog as they are interested to see the results if anyone gives the technique a go. Thank you for dropping by today and I hope you'll come back soon.
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