Wednesday 12 October 2016

Gilding Flakes and Double Embossing

Hi Bloggers.

I'm heading up to Creative Expressions HQ today to run a Stamping Workshop. Lots of practice for the ladies today.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions 8 x 8 Twisting Holly Embossing Folder. I edged it with CS Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie.

I popped some CS Flake & Glitter Glue onto a piece of Wax Paper. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to ink up the Justrite Holly Stitched Background. I stamped it onto Coconut White Card leaving the stamp on the card no more than 3 seconds so as not to tear the card. I re'inked' the stamp and then stamped onto Rich Red Card. I cleaned my stamp under a cold tap and then went back to my stamped backgrounds. I added CS Inca Gold Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I cut the backgrounds in half and then in half again. I used 2 pieces of baground on red card and 2 pieces on white card. I matted the white onto red card and the red onto white card and added them to my background using Mounting Cushion.

I popped some more CS Flake & Glitter Glue onto a piece of Wax Paper. I picked it up onto my piece of Cut n Dry Foam and 'inked' up the image from the Justrite Large Oval Christmas Wishes Stamp Set. I stamped it onto Coconut White Card (3 second rule!).  I added CS Inca Gold Gilding Flakes and removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.I cut it out using a die from the Justrite Joy Oval Frames Dies. I cut the largest die in the set out of Coconut White Card.

I cut 2 of the larger dies from the Justrite Hope Oval Frame Dies out of Coconut White Card. I double embossed the die cut using Clear Perfect Medium and CS Ruby Slippers Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder.

I cut a couple of flowers out of Coconut White Card using Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies. I double embossed them and added some 5mm White Pearls.

I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Pine Twig Dies.

I assembled the card as shown adding some more 5mm White Pearls to the corners of the background and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the colours and the way you alternated the squares is very effective.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, lovely card today, I love the double embossed flower it looks brilliant.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Morning Julia.
    A very pretty card today Thank You.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card, (just waiting for my twisted holly embossing folder to arrive with my foliage bundle from Sue's shows on Hochanda)
    Then I can try and emulate this card.
    Enjoy your day at CE headquarters, wished I lived nearer. We do not have a decent dedicated craft shop in Hull, the Range has the odd demonstrator in, (not in your calibur though)
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous I love the design. I hope the workshops go well today. One day I will get to one of your workshops. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Good morning Julia. Today's card is beautiful - love the colours. Marion S x

  7. Hi Julia,
    Love the elegant look of this card, the poinsettia is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing,

  8. Love today's card Julia the colours and dies
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxxxxx

  9. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. Love your gilding and that red sparkle embossing powder is gorgeous. SueL x

  10. Red and gold is such a great combination for Christmas. Love the flower.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Good Morning Julia, do you know Ive had that backing stamp for quite awhile and have never used it, but I love what youve done with it on this card I might just now get it out and give it a go. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  12. I really do like this technique of yours Julia, must really give it a go...many thanks...luv Ursula xx

  13. Morning Julia, This is a beautiful card, lovely happy colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Julia, This is a beautiful card, lovely happy colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Hi Julia,
    a beautiful card today...
    Rolf xxx

  16. Delightful card Julia. Love the rich red and white with gilging and all the layering is so effective. Particularly impressed with the way you have edged the coconut white card so neatly with the Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud using a smoothie. Thanks.

    Susan x

  17. So dramatic and effective - love this card.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  18. Hi Julia

    A beautiful card today. I wish I could have made the workshop at HQ, next time hopefully

    June x

  19. Hello Julia.

    Stunning Card. I love the background and how you have mixed the colours, very rich looking. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  20. What a beautiful card in such vibrant colours. Hope you had a great workshop.

  21. OOh i really love this.
    It is different but oh so pretty.
    I love the red and gold and the patterns look fab.

  22. I agree with Dawn's comment above regarding the red and god combinstion. Beautiful!


  23. Lovely card Julia. Hope your day at the HQ was good.
    Take care Maria x

  24. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.

  25. Evening Julia. The photographs alas don't show how sparkly this card is but it's still beautiful. Thank you xx


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