Friday 26 October 2012

Gilding Attempt

Hello my crafty pals, having felt a bit guilty about not using my gilding flakes which I have had since the first time around I was surprised to find my Zig pen still worked a treat. Ok this is only a tiny bit of gilding but it is a start and it wasn't as messy as I expected – lol. Not sure which way up this embossing folder should have been but it wasn’t quite the effect I expected. I do like the folder as it gives a flat panel in the centre to place elements on. Hope you all have a fun crafty day and thank you for visiting.This card doesn't feel finished so might still end up being cut up as a topper or just bits. 
Paper and card - card blank is a 5x7 whitish,
paper from my special card/paper box
and my die cut from co-ordination card,
Dies used – Memory Box Leaping deer and 
Coutour Creations Bon Jour embossing folder,
Gilding flakes from Crafty notions.


  1. This is lovely Flora great reindeer and love your embossed background

    jacqui x

  2. This is beautiful Flora love the reindeer and the embossing and layout are fabulous. Caroline xxx

  3. That's lovely Flora. Very understated but gorgeous.

    If you don't think it's finished (and it does look fine the way it is) chuck some pearls at it. That's what I always do ;)

    Susan x

  4. This is stunning Flora, I LOVE the golden reindeer and fabulous embossing


  5. Flora this is gorgeous and what an elegant chap he looks...beautiful card


  6. Stunning card Flora. TFS. x

    Edna x

  7. I think the gilded reindeer looks fabulous, and your embossed paper is so elegant. I don't think this card needs much more, I like its clean and simple look, but if you feel you need to add something more, I would suggest to just add a line or something to "ground" the reindeer.

  8. stunning card flora just spotted your picci at rock hun good on yer sweetie you have my utermost respect..hugs sassyxxxx

    1. Thank you Sassy - lots like your card character there, if you click on the photo you can have a giggle. xx Flora

  9. The gilded reindeer is great Flora! Haven't seen this folder but I like the idea of the plain centre. Christine x

  10. so gorgeous flora.your gilded reindeer is stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. A beautiful card, the embossing folder looks great :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. gorgeous card Flora, love this deer die. must have another try at gliding

  13. Love your gilding, something I'm always a bit nervous of. Amazing Glastonbury picture lol!

  14. Hi Flora - hope you are well :) x
    Gorgeous card love the gilding for a first attempt its fab - love that you've done the reindeer really makes the card pop its lovely


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