Thursday, 26 November 2015

CC&S #152 Sketch: Gilded Christmas

I'm very pleased with the way my card has turned out this week for CAS Colours and Sketches. Louise has given us a delightful little sketch to work with and I have also combined my DT card with two other challenges involving the use of metal/gilding.

My card involves gilding in three different ways. Firstly, I made the background. This involved getting messy with my mica spray mists, a piece of hammered cardstock and the cling film technique which pools the mica together in glorious folds when it's dry. Then I simply cut a rectangle with a stitched die. For my second gilding technique, I sponged Flitter Glu directly onto a piece of white cardstock and applied gilding flakes to make a solid piece of gilded card. From this I die-cut two circles of different sizes. I die-cut a small white Christmas tree and stuck it to the centre of the larger gilded circle and then layered this onto a white scalloped circle. This was then cut in two down the middle and positioned on the background piece as shown in the sketch, raised on foam pads. The third piece of gilding involves the printed gold sentiment  which was stuck onto the smaller gilded circle and adhered to my card with foam pads.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays challenge #145: Precious Metals

and Happy Little Stampers November CAS challenge: Gilding

Supplies Used:
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Layers (Memory Box), Plain & Scalloped Circles (Spellbinders), Christmas Tree (free gift on PaperCrafter 88)
Mica Sprays: Meadow Lush & Rich Gold (Cosmic Shimmer)
Gilding Flakes: Yorkshire Dales (IndigoBlu)
Greeting: Gold sentiment (Craftwork Cards)

I hope you're not too busy yet with your Christmas preparations to join us this week and don't forget that we currently have a DT call!

Edit: So sorry my card didn't post on time. I had saved it as a draft instead a published scheduled post!

Thanks for visiting!
Stef x


  1. Beautiful effects and lovely green and gold combo. Great use of the sketch too!

  2. The gilding on this card is very pretty and I love the green with the gold! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx
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  3. All three of your gilding techniques make this one beautiful and elegant card. LOVE the mica spray background with the cling wrap. And the gilding flakes are GORGEOUS! They are on my wish list! :) Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  4. All that glorious glow from the gilding is fabulous Stef.

  5. What a fun design! I love the gold!

  6. very clever interpretation, loving those colours

  7. The metallic shimmer is fantastic! Splitting the tree image is an interesting effect. Very cool card, Stef!

  8. Love all the gilding, in particular that gorgeous background...I'm searching for the technique to have a go...