Friday, 22 January 2021

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Enjoy The Gilded Moment


Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  This month, as befits a new year, our theme is "What's New?"

You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.  I hope you enjoy my card and then click on the next person in the list to enjoy all of the other great projects in the hop!
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This masculine card uses several techniques, the Enjoy The Moment stamp set 
and some Gilded Leafing Embellishment

I have chosen to use the new stamp set Enjoy The Moment from the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue.

It appealed to me for it's beautiful images as well as it's useful and versatile greetings.  It can suit masculine or feminine cards and a range of occasions.

The base card is of Granny Apple Green followed by a layer of Early Espresso before the stamped piece of watercolour paper.

The birthday greeting was stamped with liquid glue before adhering Gilded Leafing Embellishment (also in the Mini Catalogue) and was then cut out with one of the Tasteful Labels Dies.

This was my process:
  • Mask off part of the watercolour paper
  • Sponge on Granny Apple Green and Early Espresso inks
  • Sponge through one of the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks with Old Olive ink
  • Clear heat emboss the image
  • Use a damp sponge and some paper towel to remove much of the sponged ink
  • When dry, use a small brush to apply a few strokes of liquid glue diluted with a few drops of water
  • When dried to tacky stage, apply Gilded Leafing Embellishment
  • Remove masking tape and reapply to form a narrow strip
  • Sponge with Early Espresso ink
  • Remove masking tape
  • Stamp greeting with Early Espresso ink
  • Stamp remaining images with Granny Apple Green ink - stamped off first
  • Adhere the birthday greeting banner
  • Assemble the card layers
It was the first time I'd used my new Blending Brushes - WOW!  They're fantastic!  They make it soooo easy to achieve a smooth application of ink.  

I hope you've enjoyed this card.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer.  

Please click on the next person in the list below in order to hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Monday, 18 January 2021

Gilded Very Versailles

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A versatile card featuring the Very Versailles stamp set and some Gilded Leafing Embellishment

The base card is Early Espresso with a layer of Brushed Metallic cardstock (temporarily retired - Gold Foil cardstock will do the trick in the meantime).

I stamped two of the images from the Very Versailles stamp set with glue onto Early Espresso cardstock and applied Gilded Leafing Embellishment before cutting out with one of the Stitched Rectangles dies.

To make the tassle, I cut a length of the Vanilla ribbon in the Forever Greenery Trim Combo and unravelled it (I had taped one end with sticky tape to keep it intact).  Having added some lengths of the gold thread, I pushed it through a hole I made in the card.  Then I added some Gilded Gems.

I stamped some more of the images and the greeting onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso inks before adhering the Early Espresso piece.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Monday, 11 January 2021

Gilded Mask - Rooted In Nature: A masculine card using Embossing Paste & Gilded Leafing

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Gilded Leafing used in conjunction with Embossing Paste and Decorative Mask
to make a masuline card

These cards continue my experimentation with Gilded Leafing Embellishment and masks.  This time I applied Embossing Paste, in the normal way, onto Basic Black cardstock and allowed it to dry.

Once the paste was dry, I replaced the (cleaned) mask and applied Multipurpose Liquid Glue (in this way), removing and washing the mask immediately.  When the glue had reached the tacky stage (it doesn't take long), I applied the Gilded Leafing Embellishment flakes in the same way as before.

Onto scraps of cardstock (Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Terracotta Tile, Cinnamon Cider) I stamped the Rooted In Nature leaves with Multipurpose Adhesive Glue (you could also use Heat & Stick Powder with Versamark), applied the Gilded Leafing Embellishment and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The greeting is from the Enjoy The Moment stamp set, stamped in Cajun Craze onto Gray Granite cardstock.
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For this card I applied the Gilded Leafing directly to (retired) Silver Embossing Paste

You know I wasn't going to let it rest there!  This time I used Gray Granite cardstock and I applied (the now retired) Silver Embossing Paste through the mask.  I left it to dry for a while, but not completely.  It was tacky but had a bit of firmness.
I then, very gently, applied the Gilded Leafing flakes directly to the embossing paste.  I really like the patchy silver and gold result and am sorry that the Silver Embossing Paste is retired.  However, although I haven't tried it yet, the same technique used with white embossing paste would probably also give an interesting finish.

I reduced the size of the black ornate frame using this method.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Saturday, 9 January 2021

Gilded Leafing with Embossing Folders


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Greenery Embossing Folder highlighted with Gilded Leafing Embellishment flakes

As you'll have seen from my previous posts (see here, here and here) - the Gilded Leafing Embellishment is so much fun to use that I've been spending time exploring possibilities - the truth is, I just can't stop!

So, today it's all about combining those gorgeous gold flakes with some embossing folders.

The card above features one of the Greenery embossing folders.  I simply cut the Seaside Spray cardstock to size and then embossed the top and the bottom.

Then I added some Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the raised areas, left it to reach the tacky stage and then added the Gilded Leafing.  It's the first time (in about 20 years!) that I've used the flat applicator end of the glue!  It's easy to do and, even though it doesn't produce perfection, I rather like the rustic result.

I stamped the butterfly with glue and adhered more of the gold flakes before cutting it out with the coordinating punch.  I applied liquid glue to the body of the butterfly and mini dimensionals under the wings to adhere it to the card front.

I used Misty Moonlight ink, stamped off, for the greeting and used the Stitches So Sweetly Dies to cut the labels using Very Vanilla and vellum cardstock.

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Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder highlighted with Gilded Leafing Embellishment

I used the same processes for the second card but with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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