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In part one I'm going to show you how I achieved the beautiful gilded flowers, and in part two I’ll show you how to do the patterned effect in the corners, also with gilding flakes.
I have used one of my favourite flower die and stamp sets by Heartfelt Creations, the Sunkissed Fleur Die & Striped Sun Kissed Fleur Stamp. The whole set is stunning.
Start off by measuring the size of card you need for the die, then place it down on to the Sticky Roll and cut around it using a craft knife or scissors.
Cut the flowers with the side of the card covered with Sticky Roll facing your die, and then cut the flowers again with plain card.
Take the flowers cut from the card not covered with Sticky Roll and place them on to the inked stamp, pressing down firmly. I've used Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance Ink in Galaxy Gold, I love this little ink pad, not only have I had it for years but it dries fast and even though it's a pigment ink, doesn't require any setting.
Peel off the backing paper from the Sticky Roll covered flowers and place the smaller, stamped flower on top. This leaves a nice sticky, wide edge around each petal for your gilding flakes.
Apply your gilding flakes to the sticky bits & brush away the excess.
If you wish to gild the centres of the flowers, take a piece of card, cover both sides with Sticky Roll and cut into small circles the same sizes as the centres. Peel off one side and stick it down, peel off the other side & you have a surface ready to be gilded!
Shape the petals by curling them around the handle of an embossing tool.
And Et Voila! Beautiful gilded flowers.
To put the rest of the card together, measure and cut a piece of white card to fit diagonally across the card blank.
On the long sides of the diagonal card, create two thin gilded borders by placing the card on to the edge of the Sticky Roll and cutting around it, then apply gilding flakes.
Use any off cuts from your Sticky Roll on the back of the diagonal piece of card, peel off the backing and place down on to your card blank.
Stamp around the edges, again I have used the Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance Ink in Galaxy Gold along with stamps from Hero Arts collection CL311.
Decide where you would like to place your flowers and fix them to the card with a silicon glue.
And there you have one card!
I really hope you've enjoyed reading this post and that you give some of the above techniques a go. And remember, if you do, we'd love to see them.
In part two I’ll be showing you how to do the patterned effect in the corners, I love that technique!
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