Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Gilding flakes using a mask

Todays card uses gilding flakes again but with a 6" square template/mask. The only thing to bear in mind is if you are doing the whole template you will use quite a lot of flake. So on this card I did a smaller area of the template and then cut into 4 squares to give the illusion its a bigger piece than it is. I temporary attached the mask to a piece of white card with some masking tape and then using more tape masked an area roughly the size I wanted. Using the flitter glue and cut n dry foam press the glue over the area making sure the glue goes in all the detailed areas. Carefully remove the mask and pop into a bowl of soapy water so it cleans the glue off. Now you can apply the flakes to the sticky areas and using a scrubby sponge take off the excess flakes. I then cut this piece into 4 even squares and matted with black and then using a smaller piece of card stamped the flower stamp slightly off set and applied flake in the usual way.  Its a quick and easy card and a great use for all those masks of any size.

products used:

Stamps: Indigoblu Wild Meadow, Paula Pascual sentiment from Mix and Match set
Mask: Crafters Workshop Flower Frenzy { although I think this one is discontinued they are similar ones}
Flakes/Glue: Cosmic Shimmer Copper and Indigoblu Flitter glue
Extras: Black card, Black Ink pad and Mark Richard Black pearls.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Another card today from the demo day { not many left promise}. This using some stamps from Indigoblu and the Copper flakes. When using flakes with words its always better to use a plain coloured flake as it shows the wording up much better than the multi coloured ones. I also wanted to show that you don't have to always stamp onto white/plain cardstock, this is some double sided 12x12 cardstock that where in the shop and the stamping was done directly onto the reverse sides, which happened to have a plainer more distressed look which I really liked. Then I used the more patterned pieces to make up the rest of the card, I also stamped one of the dinkie flourish designs onto the pink panel. I used some distress ink after I had flaked the heart stamp whilst the Spellbinders die was still attached to the square card.
Products used:
Stamps: Indigoblu Truly, Madly Deeply, Love is Dinkie, Vintage Flourish Dinkie, Justrite Fancy Sentiments
Papers: Glitz
Dies: Spellbinders Squares
Inks: Distress Ink Tea Dye, Memento Cocoa
Flakes: Cosmic Shimmer Copper

Monday, 5 August 2013

Summer Lovin

Back to demo days cards, this one uses a fab stamp from Indigoblu.I teamed the stamp up with the Chicken Wire stamp from Inkylicious, which has been gilded with Silver flakes. The Silver flower has been gilded as well on a separate piece using the highlighter glue from Cosmic Shimmer, cut out and attached with foam pads. The flowers and butterflies have been very simply coloured with Distress pens, these are the only colours I have so had to make do as I was running out of time.

products used:
Stamps: Indigoblu Summer Lovin, Inkylicious Chicken Wire, Justrite Fancy sentiments
Flakes/Glue: Cosmic Shimmer Silver, Highlighter flake glue
Pens: Distress Markers
Card: Black and Mirror
Back soon with more

Heart Cut File

I recently treated myself to a Cricut Air 2 and I had downloaded this cut file from the Silhouette store to use on a scrapbook page. I decid...