Thursday 7 December 2017

Happy Holidays Series | Merry Christmas ft Nuvo Gilding Flakes

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

As you may have noticed, I'm a huge fan of the cute cards. I love the happy little critters that make people smile, but sometimes there's that person on your list that prefers something a little more elegant, and it's always fun to have a bit of variety in the cards.

A couple of months ago, I reviewed the Nuvo Gilding Flakes and thought that they would be perfect for a large greeting.

To begin, I prepped a piece of 65lb kraft cardstock by Recollections with my powder tool. I then stamped the large "Merry Christmas" greeting with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with sticky embossing powder by Ranger. Once that was melted I added the silver gilding flakes, burnishing away the extras with a stiff brush.

I have found the trick to sticky embossing powder is to ensure that you don't overheat it. It has to just melt and then remove the heat. If it is overheated it won't be sticky and that defeats the purpose.

I used some extra boughs and a bow I had cut using Lawn Fawn's "Large Wreath" die set, but instead of forming a wreath I lay them out like the boughs that are put on mantle pieces.

To adhere the boughs and the bow I used Tombow Mono Multi glue to give myself a little time to position them perfectly before they set permanently.

Finally, I adhered my panel to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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