Monday, November 2, 2015

Gilded Leaf for Happy Little Stampers

It's time for the 

Here's this month's challenge


  1. the process of applying gold leaf or gold paint.
    • the material used in, or the surface produced by applying gold leaf or gold paint.

Suggestions:  use gold on all or part of a card base or embellishment (gold embossing powder, gold metallic pen, gold paint, gold mica powders, Inka gold wax paste, liquid gold pearls, gold shimmer mist, gilding flakes)

You can find links to video tutorials at the challenge site.

This challenge is sponsored by

The winner will receive this stamp set.

We have lots of inspiration for you from our fabulous Design Team

Karen Mead is our talented Guest Designer this month.

I used the technique from this video tutorial for my card.

I stamped the leaf and heat embossed with gold powder for the main image.

Then I masked off 2 edges, inked with VersaMark and heat embossed those edges.
I repeated the process for the other 2 edges.

I found a piece of handmade paper from an ancient pad in my stash and cut
a piece to fit the card front.

Now what to do for splatters?

I put a drop of Encore Gold reinker in my palette, dropped a little water in 
and stirred it until it blended good.  Picked some up on my paint brush
and tapped to get some splatters on the background and the design piece.

Finally, I inked the edges of the card and dipped into 
the embossing powder and heat set.

I didn't add a sentiment because I'm not sure what I'll use this card for.

Now it's your turn to bring on the gold.

I hope you'll join us at 
(Please make sure your cards are CAS.)

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves (SU)
Ink:  Encore Gold
Paper:  Very Vanilla (SU), Handmade Paper (Stash)
Other:  Gold EP (SU)


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning Bonnie my dear friend! So classy and elegant! Hazel xx

Toni said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! I love the texture and spatters of gold!


Linda said...

Simply beautiful ..... I love gold on white it always looks so elegant. xx

Loll said...

So pretty Bonnie. Love all the gold elements of your classy card. And the handmade paper you've used is gorgeous. xx

Betty said...

so elegant - love having that kind of card on hand when i need it something special.

Kylie said...

I'm loving those splats of gold too. Great minds think alike! I like that there is no sentiment because it is just so beautiful as is. xx

Greta said...

I love gold, so will have to try & enter this challenge. What a classy, beautiful card, Bonnie!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful elegant card Bonnie - love the gold and how you have used it.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Bonnie, this card is so beautiful, love how you created the frame around the leaf, so elegant.
I'm going to give this challenge a try, it's perfect for the upcoming Holiday Season.
Thank you for sharing,

JoAnn said...

Simple and elegant card. Love it.

jimlynn said...

No sentiment needed on this Bonnie! The image speaks for itself. So beautiful.

Bobby said...

I love that wide gilded border around the beautiful leaf, Bonnie. So simple and elegant.

BożenA said...

What an elegance and chic! I love the connectivity of gold and white. Beautiful card.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Gorgeous cad, Bonnie! Frame and leaf looks awesome in gold!

Sue said...

Love all the texture and detail on the leaf, so elegant, Bonnie!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gold leafing on a leaf--wonderful idea and makes for a stunning card.

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful! Love the gold-embossed panel borders and the speckles on the card base. Thanks for the heads-up on this challenge! :)

MaryH said...

Aaah! This is just stunning & elegant in it's golden glory. Until I read this, thought at first you had some foiling going on. Delighted to see you've done it with heat EP and brilliant idea to add the gold spatters. Love the handmade paper, and TFS the tutorial. Will be checking that out! Just simply gorgeous, Bonnie. Hugs.

Karen M said...

I just love your beautiful card Bonnie - the gold is so pretty:) xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

love the rich, elegant look of this card mf.

Mac Mable said...

What an elegant and striking card. Love all the gilding and I always worry about adding the splats after the card is finished...Yours is so gorgeous x

Neets B said...

I got here in the end, Bonnie!
Love the combo of gold with the handmade paper, and the dipped edges look great xx

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card, Bonnie! I love your gold paper and the splatters are the perfect touch! Thank you so much for inspiring us to play along!