Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Playing / Gilding

Hi there

I have not made any cards or scrapbookpages for a few days, but i have been playing. Over the weekend I decided to get out my Gilding Flakes and have a play.
These are some gears and cogs which I cut on my Big Shot with the Tim Holtz Die. The top ones were cut with grungepaper and I am going to try and emboss these later before inking and generally distressing them. The bottom ones I cut from greyboard ( the sort that comes on the back of notepads or packaging). I started off by cutting the board to slightly bigger than the piece I wanted to cut, then I used double sided sticky and stuck this on one side to the board. Then I ran this through the Big Shot. When I had taken all the excess pieces off I removed the other side of the sticky and applied my gilding flakes, I used a mixture pot of flakes.
At some point I will put these onto a card!

These toppers were made with a double sided peel off. The butterfly on the right is the peel of stuck to white card and then guilded, when cut out will be put onto a card. The one on the left was the waste from the peel off! I had cut around the image I was going to use whilst it was still on the peel off sheet. I then stuck the waste onto white card again. I removed the protective backing paper and guilded the image. When this has been cut out and stuck onto a card, you will have had 2 images for the price of one!

White card, Giliding Flakes and double sided peel offs and sticky sheels all from The Stamp Pad

Happy Crafting


  1. Never heard of Gilding Flakes till reading this post the effects look fantastic :)

  2. Ooh, gilding flakes! I have some in a drawer and it's been ages since I had a play with them - thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Very pretty effect on the butterfly peel off!

  4. love the guilding. never tried it myself

  5. Ooh they look interesting & shiny :D