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Gilding Flakes and Ink Blending

by Jessica Frost-Ballas June 27, 2018 5 Comments

Good morning!  Jess here with a bold and sparkly card featuring the On the Prairie die!  I've seen a lot of trendy decor featuring gilded skulls or sparkly antlers and decided to use that as inspiration for my card design!

To start I die-cut the skull from On the Prairie using an off-white natural cardstock.  Then I added liquid adhesive to the horns and pressed gold gilding flake into the adhesive.  I also used a paintbrush to add a little liquid adhesive around the rest of the skull and pressed more gilding flake into the adhesive.  I let the glue dry completely and brushed the excess flake away with a swiffer cloth.  I also die-cut the flowers from the set with black paper from the midnight layering papers and added liquid adhesive and gold gilding flake to a few of them.

Next I blended Ocean and Tide Pool ink onto a piece of white cardstock.  I let it dry completely and then stamped the Blanket Pattern Bold Prints background stamp with versamark and heat-embossed it with Detail Black embossing powder.  I stamped the cheeky sentiment from To Seize or Not To Seize onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with White embossing powder.  I trimmed that down to a thin label and adhered it to the skull.  Then I adhered the skull to the background panel with foam mounting tape and added the floral elements around the skull with a mix of regular and foam mounting tape.

I love the mixture of textures and dimension in this card and the sparkle from the gold gilding flake just makes it pop!  Who would have thought a skull could be so pretty? ;) Anyway, thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!





Jessica Frost-Ballas
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5 Responses

margaret stewart
margaret stewart

July 02, 2018

I love that background stamp! It’s in my cart right now! Beautiful card!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

June 29, 2018

Awesome card!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

June 27, 2018

Pretty card, love the skull with that sentiment! The gold gilding flakes on the skull is awesome.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

June 27, 2018

Wow Jess, this is awesome. I didn’t know that you could use liquid adhesive and gilding flakes together. Thanks for the tip.

Dorothy C.
Dorothy C.

June 27, 2018

What a beautiful card – so eye catching!! I love it!