Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Dry Embossed Gilding Flakes for Group of Seven Cardmakers

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

This month's Zoom with the Group of Seven Cardmakers was messy but
gave fabulous results.

There are instructions and a video link at the GOSC site along with some of the
cards the group has done using this technique.

The first step is to add some sticky sheet to a piece of cardstock and press
gilding flakes into all the sticky and burnish it.  I used a scrubby pad that came with
the Indigo Blu gilding set I bought several  years ago.

After dry embossing it, we swiped with black permanent ink.
The other gals got much better results with the ink.  I'm thinking my inkpads
may need some refreshing.

I cut my piece to get two cards. Here is the second...

You can put two gilded pieces in the embossing folder back to back so you
get an embossed and a debossed side.  I got a picture of both before I put them on cards.

This shows the debossed side better. 
Or is it the embossed side?

I hope you'll check out the website and the other Group of Seven Cardmakers cards.
It's always interesting to hear what tips and tricks the others have found
in the process of doing this technique.

If you try this technique we'd love for you to link it at the site so we will be sure to
see what you did and hear how it worked for you.

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Sentiment Strips (Alt)
Ink:   Black Stazon, Encore Gold
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Gold Foil, Black, Vellum
Other:  Indigo Blu Gilding Flakes (Chariot of Fire, Eton Mess), Sticky Sheet (Sizzix), Vintage Wallpaper EF (ret SU), Drifting Side Butterfly (MB), Wildflower Die (TH), Gold EP

Card Recipe (card 2)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Gold Foil, Black, Vellum
Other:  Indigo Blu Gilding Flakes (Chariot of Fire, Eton Mess), Sticky Sheet (Sizzix), Vintage Wallpaper EF (ret SU), Palm Fancy Die (HA)


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Bobby said...

That technique makes beautiful backgrounds, Bonnie, especially for your gorgeous vellum butterfly. No gilding flakes here so I won't be trying this but I still love looking at the results.

Darnell said...

Your post is terrific, Bon, and your results are spectacular! You really did a great job explaining and showing this technique! See you next month! Hugs, Dolly

I Card Everyone said...

Sounds like it cooled enough for you to turn off the air/fan, Bonnie! Love the results you've achieved - on both sides - but this lovely butterfly takes the cake today!

Jan said...

Love that you were able to make more than one BEAUTIFUL card - so FUN!!!

Susan said...

Your cards turned out beautifully. I really like the fact that you didn't get full coverage with your ink on the raised parts - it allows more of the gilding flakes to show. The card with the butterfly is absolutely gorgeous - what a great idea to do the butterfly base out of vellum!

JoAnn said...

Glad you were able to get two pieces for your beautiful cards. Love them both. I will have to hunt my gilding flakes and give this technique a try.

Julia Aston said...

Love, love, love your mostly silver and gold flakes with that little touch of red in there Bonnie - beautiful backgrounds created for all of your cards. Love the die cuts you used on the first two and they also look lovely all alone! Julia xx

Nstiz said...

What a fabulous effect, Bonnie and another technique I haven't done. This is gorgeous! It even looks fun (but messy) to do. Love this! Time to pull my gilding flakes out again,

Cat Craig said...

WOW, those cards and pieces look amazingly fab!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful results with the gilding flakes, I do love the silver with gold mix ♥

Lisa Elton said...

How pretty! I like the butterfly and wildflower silhouettes on the first one!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous technique and stunning results Bonnie - popping over there now to watch

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Love your black accents with your Gorgeous gold EB and Debossed gilded flakes backgrounds, Bonnie. I can't wait to try this beautiful technique. It is wonderful finding out what worked and didn't work on the GO7 Cardmakers beautiful finished cards:-) TFS your beauties. Love and Hugs..Nancy

TK said...

Look at all that gilded, glorious shine! Wow, and the technique is beautiful to use with the solid or silhouette images, like you did. So pretty

Carole said...

Stunning cards Bonnie...what a great technique! I expect it will be added to my 'to try' list when I get around to it!! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Messy sounds like fun! Your cards are all beautiful!

Sandy said...

OMG!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Where in the world do you get the time to be so creatively productive!??
Sandy xx

Marcia Hill said...

FABULOUS cards Bonnie!! And I have a brand new container of gold gilding flakes just waiting to be used!! I love the results you got on both and I think you got just the right amount of black on yours too so as not to distract from the gold & silver! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Pat said...

Two terrific cards using this great technique Bonnie, and I love the look you achieved on both, and the added die cut butterfly beautifully backed with the vellum, and the silhouette flowers and gold on black sentiment are wonderful, and the gilding stands out beautifully against the black card, then the second with the super die cut leaves..so shiny and with specks of gold which look fabulous! x

Loll said...

Two gorgeous cards using the technique, Bonnie! So clever to put both pieces in the embossing folder at the same time to get one embossed and the other debossed. I especially love the shiny heat embossed fern leaf ... it's gorgeous over the gilding flake panel. Great work, as always, my sweet friend. xx

HilaryJane said...

That is such a great technique, I am really going to try and find time to give it a go. Your cards are amazing. I think the first one is my favourite xx

Leslie Miller said...

It's a technique that produces gorgeous results and I think your panels look amazing even though you said your black ink didn't work so well. Love the die cut leaves in black. Stunning with the gilded background.

Brenda in IN said...

These are stunning, Bonnie. The butterfly is awesome hovering over the flower. Oh, those fern dies are beautiful against that gilded leaf background. Two great cards.

Papercraft Boutique said...

You got fabulous results with this technique, Bonnie! I actually like your light black inking because the gorgeous shine and mix of colors of gilding flakes are not covered up too much by the ink. The vellum wings of the butterfly definitely adds a special elegant touch to the background. Great work, my friend!
Hideko xx

Brenda said...

Wow, love these cards Bonnie! The backgrounds are so elegant and classy. The silhouettes pop off the embossed backgrounds. How fun it must have been to make them, love this idea and can't wait to try it myself. Never would have thought to drag a Stazon on ink pad over the gilded embossing! I think I'm gonna need more colors than black now. LOL Hugs, Brenda

BożenA said...

Spectacular effect! The combination of gilding and black gives such an amazing dramatic look. WOW!!