Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Reverse Gilding Flake Background

Hi crafters!  Have you ever considered using Gilding Flakes on to vellum and then flipping it over?  It really gives a soft, completely different look to your background, don't you think?

The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this has got me intrigued now. Off to watch the video to see how your created this beauty. Take care all. Bx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx Hazel

June Smith said...

Morning sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a stunning creation, will be watching the video later to see how you did this technique, you can get some beautiful creations using the flakes.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and a great video, I love the velum with the little touch of glitter too.
Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, now come on this is me reading today's post - never used guilding flakes let alone inside out and upside down. I bought two pots years ago when you bought it to our attention and if I've opened them once that's all I've done. One failed attempt at the start of my crafting hobby and they were condemned to my craft shelf where they sit and glare at me every time I walk into the room - BUT not only do you have the intrigue going berserk how can I resist the invitation to actually watch our mentor show us how this beautiful sample is put together, not me, so I hope you have a lovely day, I'll be using my winning gift (thanks to you and the CE office for posting my die) it was waiting for me Saturday and I'll be hopefully finding flake confidence via your video so I can add them to my festive cards when I decide to make a start! Hugs xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the reverse gilding on the vellum, looks fabulous! Great card and great video too, thanks Sue. Love Jean xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Love this idea must try it.Great video and card.
Thanks for sharing.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, great card and video, must try this technique.
Marion S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card & a great technique.


Catherine Lyons said...

Beautiful card love the gilding looks lovely on the vellum.
Catherine v94

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
I’m intrigued to see how you made this card and will be watching the video later.
B xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all,
Another fantastic creation to get the crafty juices flowing. I do have some gilding flakes somewhere amongst my stash. I bought them right at the beginning of my crafty journey when I thought I needed everything and had one bad experience with them and that was IT. Also in those early days which is about 3 years ago I bought lots of dies and took them out of their wrappings into a case without naming any of them so I have no idea who they are.
Sorry to be rabbiting on so back to the present and Your great video. Thank you Sue
Marie P.

Suemac said...

A pretty sample.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this technique looks brilliant, I will be giving it a try. The card is beautiful.

Barbara V

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, this is a wonderful idea to reverse the flakes. I t gives a softer look definitely so thank you for the inspiration. I shall watch th video a little later xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning card I’ll watch the video later I’ve just got home from a night shift so trying to get some zzzz’s
Hugs x
Heather T

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Stunning - feet up with a cuppa later to watch the video - can’t wait x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Clai01 said...

Looks interesting video/technique ! x

karenlotty said...

What a great idea
I will watch video later and have a play

Crafty Cruiser said...

Sorry but this background is not for me.
Doreen R

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Fabulous card & great video The gilding flakes look lovely on the vellum I would never have thought of doing this technique

Anne said...

What a great idea with the vellum and gilding flakes.

Anne (Northampton)

dj from kettering said...

Oh yes, this looks really gorgeous,

Doreen x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. What a fantastic idea you have brought us today. I have just watched your video and you can bet your bottom dollar I will be having a go with this later today. It looks fabulous. And what a lovely sample card you have made with it. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, like the uase of the vellum with gilding flakes.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Thank you for another amazing technique.I am like Stephanie I have had a pot of gilding flakes for ages and was to unsure about using them. But you have made this seem so easy

sued99 said...

Well this looks intriguing. Like many people I have gilding flakes but don’t really use them. I will try and find time to watch the. Idea later. I’m sure it will inspire me. X

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & I have used gilding flakes on vellum & love the delicate look to it. Yvonne xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card great idea, love Jean Z xxxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really nice card and I love the dies you used. I love my gilding flakes but have certainly never thought about using them on vellum, it was interesting to see how it changed the colours so I may well try this sometime.


Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love the background you have created and the dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for the great video and for sharing this technique, love using gilding flakes but never thought of using them on vellum

Love and hugs to everyone

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue. Not thought of using the gilding flakes this way, so thank you for another great idea xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
looks really fabulous... I will try this as well…
Love gilding flakes.
Rolf xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really clever idea, I am surprised how nicely the gilding flakes show through the velum.


Eunice Astle said...

What a great idea for a background Sue. Thanks for thinking outside the box!

June Horrocks said...

A very pretty card sue I love it I must try this one thank you sue
Love always june horrocks xxxxxxxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A beautiful creation Sue. Gilding flakes do add an elegance to a card and used as you have used them today shows them off as a more subdued elegance. I did try this technique and I was quite surprised at the difference it made. I think you have to careful which gilding flakes you choose. I used one of the softer color mixes and I think it looks better with a darker mix as you have chosen.

Have a fabulous day.


Seafield Jo said...

Oh wow Sue, that's beautiful, I must give this a go.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Jo x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
What a different look for the gilding flakes, it is lovely and subtle. The video as usual was so informative and would have to be careful to select the right colours - something dark and with good contrast - but this is gorgeous.
Muriel x

Scottygirl said...

Good morning from a chilly Alberta, Canada. I love the look of this card and I have lots of gilding flakes that I haven't used for a long time. I'll have to dig them out and make this card (or my version of it with different dies). I loved the stamp you used...can you tell me the name of the stamp set, please? I'd like to order it. I love the font. Have a wonderful day!

Fran xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love guilding flakes, however they are applied. But the technique you have used here is lovely and subtle.

Tressa said...

An interesting technique and one to be tried although my parchment paper may be too high a gsm to try it so it is a trip out to buy some. The end result is great.


Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Wow this one is right up my street.
It’s absolutely beautiful Sue
Take care
Theresa G

June Ballenger said...

Wow Sue thats a beauty. I don't use my flakes as uch as I should do tsk tsk xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lacy and beautiful. Such a clever way to "see" gilding flakes on acetate.