Hello my friends! I am sharing one more of the cards that I made for one of the challenges from the weekend presentation. This was a challenge to use the new Gilded Leafing on a card. I was at a bit of a loss as to where to start on this one. I decided to begin with a sketch. A few years ago I received a cute little book of sketches that a fellow demonstrator made for me as a roomie gift. When we were able to travel to conventions we would make little gifts for everyone that was part of our group. I use this book often when I'm not sure where to begin.
I decided to use the "A Touch of Ink" stamp set again. I really like this set! It is a Level 2 Sale-a-bration item that you can receive for free when you spend $120. I stamped the outline of the hummingbird, the leaves and the flowers using Basic Gray ink on Basic White cardstock. I then stamped the solid fill in image of the leaves in Soft Sea Foam ink and the flowers in Petal Pink ink. I inked up the solid hummingbird image in Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped off so it would not be too dark. I wiped off the ink from her belly and sponged on some Flirty Flamingo ink and then stamped it. I let these images dry and then added some Tombo multi purpose adhesive to the flowers and hummingbird. I added little dots to the center of the flowers. I added thin lines of adhesive to the hummingbird. I let this dry for a couple of hours. One of the characteristics of Tombo glue is that when it dries, it always remains sticky. This can be a good thing or a bad thing but in this instance it is a good thing!
After the adhesive dried, I added the Gilded Leafing to the card. I pressed it down into the adhesive and used a sponge to remove the excess. The gold sticks to the adhesive and brushes off the rest of the card really easily. I really like how the gold adds a big pop to the images.
I used a Basic White Thick card base. On top of this I layered a piece of Petal Pink cardstock. Before I added the Petal Pink cardstock, I added a strip of Tear and Tape to the bottom edge. After I removed the protective backing paper, I added Gilded Leafing to the strip. I pressed the Gilded Leafing in gently with my fingers and then used my sponge to remove the excess. It left a gorgeous gold stripe on the cardstock. I then added this piece to my card base.
On top of the Petal Pink cardstock, I added a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I used a border die from the Ornate Borders die set to cut a floral edge on the Soft Sea Foam piece. I then attached the Soft Sea Foam cardstock on top of the Petal Pink cardstock. I attached the stamped piece on top of the Soft Sea Foam cardstock and that finished the card.
I didn't put a sentiment on this card yet as I'm not sure what this card will be for. I just wanted to share the different ways that the Gilded Leafing could be used. There are so many ways to use this product without having to use the Heat and Stick powder.
What I used for today's card:
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. If you are struggling with where to begin when making a card, a sketch is a great place to start. There are lots to choose from on the internet. I also hope I have convinced you to give the Gilded Leafing a try. It so pretty and there are many ways it can be used.
Stay well and keep creating!