I had fun today playing around with the Stampin’ Up!® Gilded Leafing. It is really so beautiful in real life that it is hard for a photo to capture. Gilded Leafing is in the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog and is part of the Fine Art Floral Suite. You can use it with a lot of different adhesives including Heat & Stick Powder and Tear & Tape. This time I used it with Multipurpose Glue.
For the background of this card, I used my Silicone Mat and put some Multipurpose Glue on it. Then I took a Stamping Sponge and dipped it in the glue and dabbed it randomly all over a piece of Blushing Bride card stock. Then I pressed the card stock with the glue on it into the Gilded Leafing. By the way, I keep the Gilded Leafing in a 7″ x 7″ box with a top so it doesn’t go flying all over. The leafing is very light and can easily get away from you but keeping it in a box helps a lot. I adhered this to a piece of a Gold Foil Sheet. This is a close up of what the background looks like.
I stamped the flowers from the stamp set called Art Gallery in Rococo Rose ink and again in Old Olive. Then I cut them both out using the coordinating die from the set called Floral Gallery (you can save 10% by purchased the stamp set and the dies together in a Bundle). I cut the stem off the Rococo Rose die cut and adhered the flowers on top of the Old Olive die cut. You could use your Markers to separately color the stem and the flowers but I find it easier to do it this way.
After that I stamped the center of the flowers using Versamark, sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder on it and melted it with my Heat Tool. You have to be careful not to overheat it or it loses its stickiness so just do it until it melts. Then I pressed the flowers into my box of Gilded Leafing. I adhered the flowers to a piece of Basic White card stock that I had cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies using Stampin Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink. Before I adhered it to my background, I tied a piece of the Forever Greenery Trim around it.
This is so pretty Susan. I love the color combo and the composition. I agree that you can never get a good photo of gold leafing cards.
This is gorgeous, Susan! I love the “splashes” of leafing. So pretty!
Such a gorgeous card! I love the gilded background and the gold cording.