Saturday, April 4, 2020

April CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Gilding Flakes

Happy April everyone!  The new CAS Stencil Card Challenge is up over at the blog!  Cathy is our creative hostess this month and she would like us to use gilding flakes with our stencils!
One of the technique videos on the blog uses a Xyron laminator - which I just happened to have in my craft room - purchased at least 10 years ago and haven't used for quite some time.  I inserted the adhesive cassette into the machine and ran a panel of black cardstock through it.
I peeled off the clear cover and my cardstock now has sticky adhesive on one side.
I laid my Feathered Leaves Stencil from Altenew over the sticky surface and covered it with Cosmic Shimmer Inka Gold Gilding Flakes -  another thing I just happened to have in my craft room that I must have bought for something years ago - and then forgot why I bought it - so it was sitting there waiting for me when I needed it for this challenge! 
The next step is to spread the gilding flakes over the whole stencil, pressing it into the openings with your fingers.
When it's all covered, you remove the stencil.  Now all the black spaces left are still sticky so you need to put something in those spaces.
The video I watched suggested black glitter be applied to stick to these open spaces.  I didn't have any (shocking, I know!) so I used some black micro beads I did have.  I poured them over the panel and pressed them into the open spaces.
They seemed to stick in the larger open spaces - but there are still beads rolling off it that didn't stick!
I added the Love die cut over the panel and added a wedding sentiment inside.
This is the first time I've used gilding flakes and I was happy to be 'forced' to learn this new technique for Cathy's great challenge!  

You'll find links to several Gilding Flake technique videos, details of the challenge and lots of awesome inspiration from the Design Team as well as our talented April Guest Designer Mac at CAS Stencil here.
You have through April 24 to link up you CAS cards!

Paper:  white, True Black - PTI, Kraft Stock Metallic - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Accessories:  Inka Gold Cosmic Shimmer Guilding Flakes, Feathered Leaves Stencil - Altenew, black glitter beads, Love Die - PTI, Xyron Laminater and Adhesive cassette.


HilaryJane said...

Good thinking to use micro beads instead of glitter but I suspect they get everywhere just like glitter does, and gilding flakes. Anyway your finished card is simply stunning the black and gold works so well together. i have that stencil so I might just have to give it a go xx

Mac Mable said...

What a fun idea to use the micro beads with the fabulous flakes Julia. A really unique and stunning card. Thank you for the step by steps and I had so much fun joining you this month x.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Julia, the gilding flakes are so striking with the black! You can see the added texture from the micro beads too. I'm glad you were able to use your stash to play along this month, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

such a cool effect with the micro beads and the gilding flakes. love that it's on black :)

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Julia! I love the dramatic effects of gold and black and that you used glitter beads and gilding flakes...WOW! It's a good thing you had your laminator on worked perfectly for this Feathered Leaves pattern :)

nancy littrell said...

Wow, Stunning elegant wedding card using your stenciled with gold gilding flakes, Julia. TFS your photos and step by step technique. I had a full jar of the gold flakes that I think I used once years ago...sure glad I new where the jar was and was inspired to give them a go because of Cathy's challenge:-) The one thing I remembered to the jar very carefully!!! Love our challenges for inspiring us to try new stencil techniques:-) Stay creative and safe, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Loll said...

Well, there's a NBUS that's several years old. So happy you finally got to use those flakes! Gorgeous design with the beautiful leafy stencil. The microbeads are so cool. Love the added texture! xx

Viv said...

What a stunning card Julia! The black micro beads were an inspired choice. Simply fab stencil and I can't believe this was the first time you used gilding flakes! x

Susan said...

So striking and elegant with the gold and black! I bet the microbeads add great contrasting texture to the gilding flakes.

Linda said...

What a great way of using the gilding flakes, love the stencil too. The black micro beads add some fabulous texture to the design too xx

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is amazing, Julia! Not only is the gilding elegant but those black micro beads make it super so!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is gorgeous, Julia! The shine form the gilding flakes, which is echoing the shine of the die-cut sentiment, is amazing. How clever to think of using micro beads with gilding flakes! They add unique look and texture to the card.
Hideko xx