The second card used a SSS balloon die cut three times. I covered one with gold gilding flakes, one in copper and one in silver. Then I centered a Darice embossing folder over each one and embossed separately. I again rubbed over each one with Staz-On ink. I used black and white twine for strings and a SSS die for the greeting embossed in silver. Then I cut down the black panel and added it to silver Tonic mirror cardstock.
The last card I made taught me this is not a good technique to use on word die cuts. It's so hard to burnish and I had little pieces hanging off the entire die cut. I did run it through the same embossing folder I used for the card and just thought I would post this to show not everything worked for me.
I love your first two designs, Brenda, and appreciate knowing that the gilded pieces do not die-cut well. Thank you for saving me from learning that lesson the hard way. I'm also loving the border on your first card and how you center the embossing on those fabulous balloons! That card is my fave! Hugs, Darnell
Two lovely cards created with this technique Brenda! The flakes and embossing folders used look so pretty! You've shown that this technique looks well as a background or as a small die cut and thanks for sharing the tip on not to use word dies! Julia xx
great cards Brenda, your balloons just blew me away- Love them.
I wonder if the sentiment may have shown up a little better on a black or white card base. I think they got lost with the gold on kraft ♥
TFS your 1st two beautifully burnished and dry embossed Gilded Flakes background and die cut balloons cards, Brenda. Nice of you to share the die cut and word on your 3rd card that did not work out as well. Can't wait to try this beautiful technique. Love and Hugs..Nancy
This looks like a fun technique to learn and create with, and the first 2 cards are amazing and just beautiful! We all have learning mishaps along the way but you don't know unless you try, so thanks for the great tip!
oh these are so gorgeous and such very super designs also.
Love that technique it looks very luxurious and stunning.
Love all three designs.
Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.
All three are gorgeous and WHOA on all that shine too!!! They're stunning!
Love this mix of colors, Brenda! The large gilded embossed background looks great with these stems! Love the bright balloons on the black background! I can imagine that the thickness and uneven texture of the gilding might not cut sentiments well. Thanks for sharing that with us.
I love the first two cards you've made. They are beautiful and I especially LOVE that ricrac trim! The balloons just pop on the black card base. The third card looks good ... I can't tell from the photo that you had rough edges with the gilding flakes, but thank you for the tip! I imagine any intricate die would have a tough time getting smooth edges with gilding flakes. What a fun technique this has been. Great work Brenda! xx
Beautiful cards using a great technique, Brenda! Love those fun balloons and embossed backgrounds! Interesting to know that the gilded flakes do not cut well. Thank you for the tip!
I love that you ladies did a gilding flake technique! I think it is so cool with the gilding flake panel embossed and then inked with Stazon. I've got to try that! Your first card is so pretty Brenda! You got a nice look with the flakes, but then the embossing and ink takes it over the top. Love it! The balloons are really cool looking! I love how you positioned the balloons in the embossing folder, very cool card! Your sentiment doesn't look bad, but I can see how it would be hard to emboss a thinner sentiment and ink it. I still like the card though! Very cool technique! Hugs, Brenda
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