Friday, 4 December 2009

Gold leaf card from Saturday's show

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I'm back home after my wandering around down south.  I had a fabulous time with the filming and seeing my family.  I was shattered when I got back but it was all worth it!

I am really grateful to Tracey for doing the show with me and for all the cards she made and for her great demos with the gold leafing.  Also huge thanks too to Vix and Jo who also made cards for the show, they were brilliant ideas and I know that sticking to using mainly the products in a show can be a challenge, especially at short notice, and they did a great job!!

Today's card is one I made for Saturday's show using Tracey's fairies sheet.

The border on the card was made by using double-sided tape, I attached it to the card, removed the backing then added the gold leafing.  Yes, the normal tape that is on a roll!  Try using different widths together with a little gap between each for a different border.  I fixed a square brad to each corner.

I stamped the fairies in black onto the cream card and stamped again onto the acetate.  If you find acetate a bit slidey to stamp onto, rub it over with your antistatic bag first, it really does help.  Apart from the powder being there, it also very slightly sands the acetate to give the ink a key, don't leave too much powder on the acetate before stamping though, as the ink isn't absorbed like stamping onto card, it can make a bit of a mess when the ink hits too much powder!  I know as I did it!  Do give it a try though as it really does make a difference!

I cut out the fairy wings roughly and stuck on the double-sided sticky sheet, I removed the backing and added the leafing sheet to the sticky side.  I then added another piece of the backing so that I could use this to stick the wings onto the card without spoiling the leafing.  Wet glue can drag the leafing away and spoil the effect so I prefer to use 2 pieces of tape with this technique. 

I cut the wings out and then fixed them into place.

Once I had them all in place I found I had the odd white space around the edges so I used a black pen to hide them and complete the silhouette.

I confess to not cutting out a tiny star for her wand, I coloured it with a gold Sakura Stardust pen instead.

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  1. Hi Jill, The show was great. And the guy's did a fab job with the card's.
    There was a set of different sample product's on the show, Moonglow,stain's...ect
    Do you sell them in your shop?
    as I have been meaning to get some for ages and I think that's a great way to try them all...
    Thank's Vicky

  2. Welcome home Jill, pleased to read you had a good time with family and filming.
    I loved your show with Tracey, even had my email read out on the show, however, silly me forgot to put my address on it.
    I loved all the products and the sample cards were fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing the techniques on how you made this card.
    It is gorgeous
    Love & Hugs
    Christine xxx

  3. Lovely card, Jill! I managed to see the show this time and I was glued for the whole hour. Stunning samples and wonderful demos. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration!

  4. Hi Jill. You've been away while I have so I'm glad I haven't missed anything. We probably followed each other up the motorway!!
    I love your new Christmas blog look, very festive.
    All the cards on your show were fantastic. I can't wait for Santa to bring the fairies, I've seen so much inspiration from you I can't wait to get started.
    Have a lovely weekend.



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