Saturday 9 September 2017

Gilded Elf Tonic

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For my background, I cut dies #1 and #3 from Sue Wilson's Holly Lattice Frame into Coconut White Card several times. I popped a piece of CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet on the front and rubbed CS Warm Sunrise Gilding Flakes into the exposed adhesive. I removed the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I turned the piece over and removed the other backing sheet. I added CS Diamond Sprinkles to the adhesive.

I made a frame using Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B and added it to my background using 2mm Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple pieces of Coconut White Card.

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 Woodware Elf Tonic Tag. I stamped onto Coconut White Card, leaving the stamp on the card no longer than 3 seconds. I popped the stamp into a bowl of water to soak the glue off. I find this is the best way to clean the stamps.

I added CS Warm Sunrise Gilding Flakes to my stamped tag. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I cut it out using die #5 from Sue's Holly Lattice Frame Stamp Set.

I popped some more Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto Coconut White Card. I cut 2 sets of inner poinsettia flowers from Sue's Poinsettia Cluster out of it and cut the outer die out of Coconut White Card twice. I glued the inners to the outers with a little dot in the centre of each flower and added a cluster to opposite corners of my frame.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to the centre of each flower in the clusters.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Hi Julia
    Lovely card love just the bit of gold bling.
    Jan x

  2. Good morning Julia
    Great card, love the background
    Marion S x

  3. Morning Julia, I like this card, and the colours you have used, very refreshing.

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

  4. Hi Julia this card is lovely the background is very pretty thank you
    June horrocks xxxxxxx

  5. Gilding flakes behind the lattice have a lovely effect.

  6. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, love gilding flakes they make a card look so expensive.

  7. Good Morning Julia.. stunning card this morning. Love the effect you have created with the gilding flakes in the back ground and the flowers on the card .I know in the flesh this card will be sparkling.

  8. This is so effective I must have another go at stamping with gilding flakes I have all of the equipment!

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  10. Morning Julia

    Gorgeous card and an excellent way to use gilding flakes

    June x

  11. Hi Julia, what a super and opulent card, love that the stamped image and the background both use the gilding flakes, the poinsettias are lovely too. Have a great day all. Bx

  12. Lovely card Julia. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Hello Julia.

    Beautiful Card. I love the background technique and can imagine the possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  14. Great work Julia, loving the sparkle in the card .
    Elaine H X

  15. Lovely card julia x the background is fantastic with the gilding flakes x thankyou julia x
    Theresa w x

  16. Hi Julia this is a stunning card it did make me smile. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. Another super duper card Julia, thank you...luv Ursula xx

  18. Beautiful card Julia the gilding flakes are fab and I love the way you used the die to cut into the background

  19. OH Julia i really do love this card.
    Love the background and that stamp is brilliant.
    The way you have layered it all looks wonderful.


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