Thursday, February 18, 2021

Gilded Leafing as an Embellishment

Gilded leafing is a popular technique this year and I just had to try playing with it! 
This card has an embossed panel in the background and I chose to use the gilded leafing on that. 

When you get these gold flakes, they come in a large jar. When you open that jar, be careful! The leafing is light and airy and can be puffed away by the smallest breath.

I turned off my fan and had a large plastic container ready before I opened mine. I also had a stiff paintbrush at the ready.

Once I embossed my cardstock, I brushed some Tombow glue across the raised ridges and set it aside to allow the glue to become tacky dry.

Then I carefully piled gold leaf on top of the glue. Once it had caught, I brushed the excess away with my stiff paintbrush.

It really is a pretty effect!
Shop for supplies used to make this project:

Stitched So Sweetly Dies 151690

Dandy Garden 6" x 6" DSP  154297


Gilded leafing detail


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day!

 I whipped this card up for me husband yesterday. I think he appreciated it! As promised, I used the same stamp set I used for Galentine's Day to make it.

What do you think?


I used an ink pad to drag across the embossed card front to highlight the rides in the Old Paper impressions. I used Petal Pink to do that. Since hubby and I have been married for a couple of decades now, I htought Old Paper suitable for my purpose! Lol!

I hope you enjoyed Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day or both.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Happy Galentine's Day!

 That's not a typo! Today is Galentine's Day and I have a stamp set to prove it! Lol! It's a day started around 2010 in the US after a TV show named an episode after the celebration of gal pals. It's a day to let your girlfriends know you appreciate them and all they do! Have a party, phone them, send a card. I made sure to make a heap of these little cards so I could wish my church friends a happy day.

Galentine's Day happens on February 14th, the day before Valentine's Day. I think is is a great way to make those who aren't in a relationship, are widowed or divorced, special as well. Valentine's Day can be a bad day for them, so why not take the opportunity to turn it around for them a little?

Here are the supplies I used to make my little Galentine's Day cards. 

I think I have an idea for my husband's Valentine using this set as well. I'll come back tomorrow and show you if it works out :)

Happy Galentine's Day!