Hello and welcome to the Maui Trip Achiever’s Blog Hop! Have you ever looked at the cover of a Stampin’ Up!® Catalog and been absolutely WOWED by a card? The Gilded Frame card on the front of the 2021 January-June Catalog is one of the many times I have been wowed…right into having to make one similar to it.
I changed the colors all around but kept the layout of the card. Using a Petal Pink card base, I used the same color for the solid floral stamp and used Calypso Coral ink to stamp the highlights. Although I used the same Fine Art Floral designer series paper (DSP) package, I chose a different pattern. Undoubtedly, someone will ask why I did not just use a Gold Foil Sheet instead of the Gilded Leafing. There are a couple of reasons. First, I wanted to try the new Gilded Leafing product. (found on page 33 if the Jan-June catalog) Secondly, the gilded leafing is a completely different look and really steps the card up a notch!
Gilded Frame Card – side view:
I made the gilded frame by die-cutting Very Vanilla cardstock with the third and fourth largest Stitched Rectangle dies. Next, on my silicone mat, I applied Tear & Tape to cover the front of the ‘frame.’ The tape is a little wide so, I lined the edge of the tape up with the inside edge of the frame to allow me to wrap the overhang to the back of the ‘frame.’ Furthering the process, I used my retired embossing buddy to “de-sticky” the tape on the back of the frame because I wanted to gild the frame on my grid pad.
Turn off all fans and do not set in a draft from your ventilation ducts. Do NOT work with the Gilded Leafing on your silicone mat. Open each leafing flake to maximize coverage. All gilded leafing flakes, even “crumbs,” are useable. Easy clean up is done using a scrap of cardstock to scrape all the remnants into a small pile. Pick them up with the “paper scoop” to return to the jar. Finally, scrape the scraps of leafing close to the table’s edge then into the jar. Now that we have gone over the house-keeping, we can play!
The Process and Up-Close look:
Gently lay the Gilded Leafing flakes onto all exposed tape. Then, using your finger, rub the leafing down onto the adhesive. Finally, use a fairly stiff brush to remove excess flakes to save for later use.
I really love the look of the Gilded Leafing! In this up-close photo, the inter-woven gold threads can be seen in the Fine Art Ribbon’s small swatch. Additionally, I added even more glitz to the flower’s center by adding three Gold Glitter Enamel Dots. I hope I have inspired you to give the new Gilded Leafing a try. Now, it is time for you to hop along to see what this talented group of trip achievers has to offer. Enjoy the rest of the hop! If you live in the USA and do not have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator!
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