Friday, 7 November 2014

Gilded Christmas Tree

Good Morning Crafters

It has been lovely seeing our crafting friends at the NEC.
Yesterday was a busy day and 3 more days to go.

Today we have Mag's final tutorial to share with you. Mags has decided to step down and we want to wish her well for the future. Thank you Mags for all your hard work and it has been a pleasure working with you.
   Christmas Tree Stencil
    Gilding Flakes and glue

Apart from Imagination Crafts products you will also need Silver Mirri and white card, DL card Blank, Vellum, Brads, Sentiment, bow and gems.

 Tape the stencil down onto the vellum (coloured vellum has been used here but plain would work just as well).  Apply the glue through the stencil.  Use a sponge to do this and small tapping motion.

Remove the stencil and roughly apply gilding flakes removing most of the excess with your fingers.  At this stage it does look a bit of a mess.

Take your scoochy pad (designed specifically to remove excess gilding flakes) and rub over well removing all the excess flakes and buffing up the shine.

Assemble the card.  
If you don't like glue showing through vellum attach the vellum to the white card using a brad in each corner.  Mat onto silver mirri card and then onto the DL card blank.  
Add the sentiment, bow and some little gems to the tree.
Hope you decide to have a go. 
 An effective card and the gilding flakes do add a touch of elegance.

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  1. love this-i think i will be having a go! x

  2. A lovely card Mags, very effective.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

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  4. WOW, Mags, what a fabulous card and a brilliant tutorial, thank you for sharing, hugs xxx


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