For this card the Gilded Leafing gives a similar effect as heat embossing. I’ve used the Painted Poppies stamp set which is a ‘two-step’ stamp and stamped the solid image in Poppy Parade. Next ink up the outline stamp with VersaMark and stamp onto of the solid image. Apply the Heat & Stick Powder as you would embossing powder and heat until the powder turns to liquid – don’t overheat. Now you’re ready to apply the Gilded Leafing. As my stamped images are small I was able to put them upside down in my container so that the leafing adhered directly to the Heat & Stick. If you have a larger image you will need to place pieces of the leafing on top of the Heat & Stick and gentle push them together to adhere.
This angle gives you a better look at the Gilded Leafing effect. The gold leafing is more ‘sparkly’ than gold heat embossing. The leafing works well on any ‘two step’ stamp like Art Gallery or Hand-Penned Petals.
This card has another technique – have you spotted it? We don’t have any Poppy Parade ribbon so I coloured a length of the White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon with my Stampin’ Blends, left it to dry for a bit then adhered a length to the card front before tying a bow. This ribbon is a ‘go to’ one as you can colour it any number of colours to coordinate with your projects.
Check back again next week to see how I use the Gilded Leafing with Adhesive Sheets.
Until then …