Thursday, May 5, 2016

Gilded Dragonfly


My dear friend Loll (Stamping with Loll)
recently enabled encouraged me to get some Gilding Flakes.

They are a very interesting product!

Lessons learned:


Turn the overhead fan off before I open the jar.


             Don't breath too hard.                                                          


No sneezing allowed!                                               


I've got to say that I love the results though.

I die cut this dragonfly using some Sizzix sticky paper adhered to a snippet of cardstock.

After removing the backing paper, I pressed the gilding flakes onto the sticky side,
then "scrubbed" off with the scrubby pad.

I love the shine!

To go with this shiny dragonfly, I used a piece of copper metallic cardstock
and place it behind another die cut piece.

The sentiment is stamped and embossed with copper embossing powder.

This card is perfect for the




Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Three Little Words (retired SU)
Ink:  VersaMark
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Copper Metallic (stash)
Other: Meadow Dragonfly, Distressed Windham Collage (both MB), Eton Mess Mega Flakes (Indigoblu), Sticky Sheets (Sizzix), Simply Scored (SU)



26 comments:

jimlynn said...

I don't think I've ever seen a prettier dragonfly! Wow! Stunning. Love the way you did the flakes on him. Your card is just gorgeous Bonnie!
Lynn

Bobby said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie. I love the technique on the dragonfly and that die cut panel.

nancy littrell said...

OMG Bonnie, so beautiful! I love your CAS Design background and amazingly beautiful butterfly with your gilded flakes. My 1st jar of gold gilded flakes is waiting patiently for me at home :-) I have a design in my head! TFS my talented friend. Hugs, Nancy

MaryH said...

Just too gorgeous for words! Your efforts turned out lots better than my first efforts. The sookwang paper worked better for me, than the other sticky paper I tried. This looks stunning with the copper paper behind the white open lattice work. It's just a lovely, lovely design. I'm so glad you got encouraged!!! Hugs

Greta said...

So beautiful, Bonnie! I keep meaning to use my gilding flakes & maybe now I will!

Loll said...

Your dragonfly is so beautfiul!! Great job with the gilding flakes. And thanks for the lessons learned ... you made me laugh out loud! :) Love the design with the gorgeous lattice work. Gorgeous card, my friend! xx

Susan said...

Bonnie, you made me laugh - I've learned all those lessons with gilding flakes too! Your dragonfly is beautiful - perfect set against the die cut background.

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING card. Love how you have layered the dragon fly onto the die, beautiful colours.

Seems I have to buy some of those gilding flakes, you make them look so lovely. I'll try not to sneeze LOL.
Faith
x

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card Bonnie..love, love the dragonfly and how it looks....giggled at your helpful tips too!

bonnie32002 said...

Loved your story about the flakes!
Beautiful butterfly and the die cut background is perfect.

JosieD said...

Great looking card -- the design with the lattice, copper and gilding flakes work so well together. Love your honest input and always get a chuckle from it.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! This is fabulous! Another masterpiece from you!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very cool and metallic! I remember "fashion flakes" back in the day. It's always good to see these trends come back around with a fresh new look.

Gramma Sarah said...

Oh my... Loll does have that effect on one! Tee hee. Now I MUST go get some flakes too. Been thinking about it. Your dragonfly is over the top!!

Gramma Sarah said...

Oh my... Loll does have that effect on one! Tee hee. Now I MUST go get some flakes too. Been thinking about it. Your dragonfly is over the top!!

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. I love the pretty dragonfly you created. I have some gilding flakes, but have never used them. You have inspired me to give them a try.

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous cad Bonnie - love the metallic look to this, with the paper behind the die cut reflecting some of the colours on the dragonfly
Blessings
Maxine

Pat said...

Wow Bonnie! I love this as it is so striking and the gilded dragonfly looks fabulous with the Windham Collage die and the metallic copper cardstock behind the white cut out layer is just perfect. x

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, and thanks for the tips...especially the one about turning off the overhead fan! (That really did make me laugh...sorry!!) Your dragonfly looks absolutely fabulous gilded, and I think Loll is enabling me too and NEED to get some of those gilding flakes! Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!! :0)

TK said...

Beautiful! Love the shimmer of the flakes, the bold copper color, that wonderful die!!! Aren't friends just the best?!?!

Susanne Vargas said...

Yeah, a visit at Loll's blog often makes my wish list grow longer...
Your card featuring the delicate, gilded dragonfly is splendid! I will keep your learned lessons in mind when I use this technique ;)

Jeanne H said...

I think your dragonfly looks like it is real! Fabulous card!

Sandy said...

This is a very special card Bonnie - I love the design and that dragon fly looks fantastic. I have never heard of Sizzix sticky sheets and would not have had a clue how to use the mega flakes. You clever girl!!
sandy xx

Barb said...

A lovely card Bonnie and you've done a wonderful job with the dragonfly. It is beautiful! Barbxx

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Bonnie and I just received my partial die cuts panels. Love how you have used yours and your dragonfly.

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful guilded dragonfly!