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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oldies Technique #16 -- Gold Leaf

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am sharing another Oldies technique today. I have not used this product in ages but it is so pretty! I need to use it more! Gold Leaf is gold that has been pounded into a very thin sheet. You can purchase gold leaf flakes from various stamp companies. I have also seen it at Hobby Lobby and Michael's. I will be using these flakes on my cards today. I will be showing 2 different ways to use gold leaf on your cards.

For the first method you will need these supplies:

gold leaf flakes
double sided sticky paper
die ( I used Spellbinder's Fantastic Flourish 2 )
stiff brush
card stock ( I used cream)
paper to catch left over flakes

Use the die to cut from the double sided sticky paper. Peel off the back layer and adhere it to your card.

Peel off the top layer and start adding on the gold leaf flakes.

Pat down the gold leaf flakes and burnish with your fingers until all the flakes are flat.

Now take the stiff brush and brush over the image to get any other small gold leaf pieces off.

Here is the finished piece! I love the variegated  colors and shine.

I cut a small piece of double sided sticky paper and added more gold leaf flakes to it and added this piece behind a die cut window to look like stained glass.

Here is the second method. 

Supplies you will need:

gold leaf flakes
glue stamp pad ( I used the glue pad from Tsukineko )
card stock ( I used dark brown )
stiff brush

Gold leaf shows up so nicely on dark card stock, so on this card I used dark brown. Stamp your image using the glue ink pad and stamp onto the dark card stock. Make sure you wash off your stamp quickly.

Sprinkle the gold leaf flakes over the image pat, burnish and brush as was shown above!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

  Dies used:  

First card:

Fantastic Flourish -- Spellbinders
Stained Glass Vitrail -- Spellbinders
Bird die from Sizzix I Love You Stamp set

Second card:

Beaded Oval -- Spellbinders

Challenges entered:

Artistic Stamper:  Things With Wings
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards:  Fancy and Feminine
Crafting From the Heart:  Anything Goes #75
Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes/ die
We Love 2 Create:  Anything Goes #18


Shona Erlenborn said...

Love these April. That first one with the flourish is to "die" for!! Thanks for the reminder and inspiration!

Donna Ellis said...

Thanks for sharing another fabulous technique, April! I hope you will keep on doing these reminder sessions forever! LOL! I truly appreciate your time in the tutorials. This is a great idea with the die cuts and your projects are lovely.

Carla Brooke said...

Love these! thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Lori Kobular said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I have never worked with gold leaf flakes, but you sure make it look easy! Your card is gorgeous! I love the window, it looks terrific! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card April. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

Joanne said...

Absolutely lovely card! Such a great design and I love the added gold, so rich looking! Thanx so much for sharing the technique I know a lot of people are a bit "scared" of trying it, but you made it so simple! So glad to have you play along with us at CC&CC. Joanne

Cindy said...

Wow what a beautiful technique. Thank you for the tutorial! I will certainly try! Thank you so much for joining the challenge of CC&CC Hugs, Cindy DT

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, again, April! I'm back with my other hat! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Debs Smith said...

Lovely card and great tutorial. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at The artistic stamper

Karen Letchworth said...

What a fabulous technique, April. I absolutely LOVE this. You have so many great ideas. I'm enjoying browsing through your blog,

E. Marie said...

It has been awhile since we played with gold leaf. This is beautiful. I love the color combo you used and how you added it behind the window die. Thank you for joining the Scrapy Land Challenge.

Joanna Solecka said...

very nice project and thanks for sharing step by step, thank you for joining us on ScrapyLand

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