Saturday, 18 April 2020

Thinking of you

Here is another card for the CAS Stencil Challenge which is to use Gilding Flakes.

I used a Sizzix die to cut a stencil from vellum and then applied Versamark through it. After removing the stencil I added Stamp 'n' Bond and heat set it.
I sprinkled on the remains of some gold and some green Gilding Flakes which were mainly dust, but they seemed to work well enough for most of the stencil. As I wasn't too happy with the complete thing, I decided to cut it down and just use part of it! The filigree layer of the butterfly was cut from one of the less successful areas.
It was difficlt to know what to do about the embossing for the sentiment in order to have it tone with the gilding, so I mixed some silver and gold embossing powder together and I was pleased with the end result.
I am waiting for a pattern for some surgical scrubs to arrive, it's on its way apparently.  I have dug out some fabric from the loft which was been stowed away for years (some was bought in the US in about 1978) it's fabulous stuff so hopefully I'll be able to make some up jolly ones and then offer them to any takers. My son (a GP) is well supplied apparently so I'll have to see who would like them! Let's hope the pattern comes today!
Crafty Calendar - Add a Butterfly


  1. This is really beautiful and elegant Chrissie! Love how you've cut down the panel and framed it ... really brings the eye to the gorgeous stenciled gilding flakes. Great idea to use leftover pieces for the top part of your butterfly. And the silver and gold embossing together makes a gorgeous colour. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil.

    Hope your pattern arrives soon and you'll be creating to help people stay save! Good on you! xx

  2. This is so lovely in the textured card and beautiful square layered framings Chrissie! Thanks for playing along with CAS Stencil! xx

  3. Beautiful card Chrissie, love the texture in your diecut frames, really sets off your gilded centrepiece and butterfly, such a lovely CAS design. Thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

  4. Beautifully framed gilded stencil image, Chrissie. Your butterfly was a wonderful way to use your not perfect leftover gilded image. How clever to use gold and silver EB powder for your sentiment so it would match your gilded image. Thank you for Sharing your gorgeous card with us at CAS Stencil. Stay safe and creative. Hugs...Nancy

  5. Stunning card, so elegant and stylish. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz - DT xx


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