Sunday, 18 August 2013

Gilding the Tree . . . . . . . . .

Good morning one and all. Hope this finds you happy and healthy. I'm feeling more my normal self so hopefully I've shaken off the germs. Thanks again for your kind thoughts.
Thanks for your comment Marion. Look forward to hearing from you again. 

Val.....Don't know if Wendy managed to pass a message on but I think you should get in touch with Barbara Gray. I think it was Lydia suggested that too. I think that you will get further with Barbara.
Happy holidays to Heather and welcome back to blighty to John. Hope you both have a fab week in St Lucia and Leicester (not much between the two LOL!!!) respectively.

Now, I post this card with a soupcon of trepidation as it features. . . . . .gilding flakes. They have been a somewhat controversial subject during the last few days but Ducks go where angels fear to tread.
Some of my purchases last Saturday were Indigo Blu's Baroque Christmas Tree Stamp, some black pearlised card and some Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder (does the same as Mica Boss)
I started with a 5x7 cream card blank and put double sided tape around the edges. I then added Indigo Blu's Chariot of Fire Gilding Flakes to make a gilded frame. 
I cut a slightly smaller mat out of the black pearlised card and stamped the Baroque Christmas Tree with Versamark onto it. I then heat embossed with the sticky embossing powder. For those of you that haven't used it, its amazing. When heated, it leaves a clear sticky pattern that you can glitter, gild or dust with mica and saves you using glue on your stamps. The detail you achieve also seems better. I added the Chariot of Fire flakes, pressed them onto the sticky and then scooched off the excess. I also did the same with the sentiment, then popped the mat onto the base.

Sorry the picture quality isn't great but I was trying to show the sheen on the card. its like there are little gold flecks in it. This is the same pic as the first one with flash, which kinda shows it a bit.

Hope that you like it. Its a stamp I have lusted after for a while so it may feature quite a bit on my festive creations.
Have a great day and be good!!!

Ang x


  1. Goody morning Ang. Your card is gorgeous and very festive. Love the gilding.

    Glad you are feeling better.

    Hazel xxx

  2. Hi Ang, pleased to hear your feeling better and getting back to normal, ahh normal! Wonder what that is, last time I felt normal I was 2.
    Anyway, gorgeous card, love the gold and black. That is such a lovely stamp too.
    Bought gilding flakes a few weeks ago but haven't got around to them yet. I love this Ang.
    Have a great Sunday, Kate x

  3. Wow-after me saying I wasn't keen on gilding produce this amazing creation. I admit I was wrong-I love this.


  4. Hello me little Duckett glad you are feeling more your self.

    A lovely stamp duck, i have never tried the gilding flakes , always thought it looks a bit messy however after seeing this beautiful card i may just get some and have a go .

    Have a good day
    Elaine H X

  5. Morning Ang,
    Beautiful card, I love gilding flakes they make any card sumptuous.

  6. Hi Ang
    I love your card. Gilding flaes are a real favourite of mine but I get in such a mess! I've never heard of sticky embossing powder before and it sounds as if it might be less sticky. I love indigoblu stamps as well.
    Anne O

  7. I luv this card - for me personally I don't like to see large areas of gilding flakes but something like a frame or this tree is perfect for them (in my opinion) for what it's worth xx GailT xx

  8. Lovely stamp and lovely gilding flakes. I didn't know either that you could buy sticky embossing powder. Really must have a go at this gilding lark. Of course as usual there's a pot in a cupboard somewhere that hasn't seen the light of day.

    Thank you for your comments regarding the Gelli plate. Wendy did pass the message on and I have written to Barbara. I'll let you know how I get on.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Love Val x

  9. I think it looks pretty stylish, xxx

  10. Well you have exceeded yourself this morning Ang, what a lovely card. I've not heard of sticky embossing powder either but shall have a look out for it. Best wishes Jackie

  11. Oh! My! Word! Ang, this is a stunning "work Of art" I love it. You have excelled yourself with this wonderful creation.
    Glad you are felling a bit more normal. I tried "normal" but did not like it so just went back to being me!!!!

    Patricia xxx

  12. Hi Ang glade to hear you are feeling better, your card is stunning I love that tree,I also have never heard of sticky embossing powder,you will have to explain please???
    Happy Sunday

  13. Hi Ang, what an elegant card today love the gilding and that Christmas tree looks fab. Glad to hear you are feeling better and maybe that is reflected in the "not in your face" colour scheme.

    Wilma x x x

  14. Good morning Ang -- such a beautiful card and very elegant.

  15. Hi Ang,
    fabulous card today. Love everything about it. This new ranger embossing powder sounds wonderful. I have never tried the gilding flakes, my pennies never seem to stretch far enough to purchase them. Something else always takes my fancy, with what little I have to spend. lol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Cracking card! ! It's a stunner!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  17. I said it before but only just got back into blogger I LOVE THIS CARD IMHO its one of the nicest I've seen anywhere in ages

    Looking forward to our rondevous tomorrow I will be the one holding a rolled up copy of the times


    John xxx