Wow! It's Friday. Hard to believe this is my last post in my Growing in Unity week. It has been so much fun, sharing some different birthday cards this week. I decided that my last project needed to have a lot of shimmer and shine. Be sure to leave a comment on this post (and all my posts for the week - links are below) for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate for Unity Stamp Company.
So without further ado, let's take a look at my cards today:
These cards feature Nuvo Gilding Flakes, adhered to the Polka Dance Background stamped background using Heat & Stick Embossing Powder. The Heat & Stick power is used like any other embossing powder, only when heated, it becomes tacky, not shiny and hard like normal powder. This gives you a few minutes to add flocking, glitter, or in my case, Gilding Flakes, to a card. This is how I did it:
I stamped and heat embossed the Heat & Stick powder. Then I put my card upside down into the box of flakes. Now let me tell you. The Gilding Flakes are fun to work with. They are super thin, super light, flakes of gold - much like gold leaf used in baking. As all of Unity's videos say, you have to use them in a room with no fan or air movement while you are adhering them. By the time I was done pressing the flakes into my cards, I felt like a James Bond character (any guesses?)...
Once everything was covered, I gently rubbed the top of my card to remove as much of the flakes as I could. Then I took them outside with a sturdy paint brush to remove the rest of the flakes that were not stuck to the Heat & Stick powder. You can see on the kraft card, I haven't finished brushing it off yet.
I didn't want to cover all the bright gold design, so I used simple letters to create 3 cards that will be great to have on hand for birthdays - no matter if it is a guy or a girl.
Don't forget to leave a comment on today's project for a chance to win a Unity Stamp Company gift card. On Monday, March 29, I'll pick 2 random winners from the comments from all my posts. If you missed any, click on the link(s) below:
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Awesome backgrounds for your cards! I love gold shimmer and polka dots, so a great combo!ReplyDelete
Thanks for a fun GIU week. I've enjoyed all your projects!
All of those cards are great and perfect for either male or female! Great week. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.ReplyDelete
Love all that shine from the gold flakes, Ms. Goldfinger! haha Awesome cards to end your week. Thanks for all the inspiration.ReplyDelete
These 3 are gorgeous! You're brave to use those gilding flakes - but they look so awesome! Thanks for the description of your process too! I have to pull out my Polka Dance stamp. I love it but haven't had a chance to ink it up yet!ReplyDelete
Wow these are amazing. I like using gilding flakes but it is sure messy. Messy is good though rightReplyDelete
How beautiful! I would have never thought to use gilding flakes like this. So creative and what a gorgeous result! Perfect project to wrap up the amazing week you had!ReplyDelete
Great cards! I've used the gold flakes, I worked in a box lid to contain (try to, anyway) the mess. Fyn to work with but messy. Thanks for all your inspiration this week!ReplyDelete
Great cards, I have never used Heat & Stick or Gilding flakes and am not sure if I have the patience to do so. thanks for posting this week and thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Love the card and the Goldfinger reference! Thanks for the tutorial on how to do them!ReplyDelete
Awesome! Making a messis half the fun, until you have to clean it up!🤣😂🤣😂😃❤️😉ReplyDelete
These cards are fabulous!! I really must buy this background stamp! Thanks for a fantastic week!ReplyDelete
- Doreen G
Oh wow! These are stunning! I need to try this as I love the polka dance background! What a fabulous finish to a great week! Thanks for inspiring us!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards.Thanks for the inspiration this week!ReplyDelete
"Gold Finger!" These are beautiful cards.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love these cards! They’re great for a guy! I’m most definitely going to recreate these!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love these cards! I'll definitely have to try this myself. Thanks for all the inspiration this week!!ReplyDelete
Brilliant! These are stunning cards - this technique would be great for any background image, and any occasion. I just LOVE this!ReplyDelete
Beautiful. I’ll have to try the gold flakes.ReplyDelete
Very pretty cards! Thank you for sharing your creativity this week.ReplyDelete
Very cool cards. You had a great week. I hadn't heard of heat and stick embossing powder, but it sounds perfect as I can't seem to master the gilding flakes with the glue I use.ReplyDelete
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