Gill's final November challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, and our last "regular" challenge for 2020, is a stash challenge.
Gilding flakes or foiling is what we're looking for.
I CASEd one of my own cards from 2017 for this. I'd forgotten this technique until I looked back!
The base is champagne modelling cream, brayered over the card. I then stamped in brown over the background. I used adirondack ink initially, as below. In my previous post I said this dried fine - I must have left it for a while as this did not dry, even with a heat tool! So I started again and used archival ink. Presumably the first one will dry eventually and can be used.
Next I applied bronze modelling paste through a stencil, and added gilding flakes over it while wet. I had to be careful not to squish it.
And the same again with a stag head stencil.
When the paste dried, I wiped off the excess gilding flakes to reveal the stencil design, with random metallic flecks over the bronze.
For the sentiment I used an offcut of the card and embossed with copper powder. I wiped a little bronze paste around the edge. The mount has dark brown stazon ink added.
I cut the base to size, and sponged the archival brown around the edge. I then edged with the stazon dark brown for a stronger frame.
Quite a vintage look to this one, with a shabby chic vibe too. But the shine gives a bit of a festive, celebratory feel too.
I do like these layerd cards, built up from plain white piece of card!
To join in with our technique challenge and top up your card stash ahead of the main event, visit us at the 52CCT blog.
You have until Friday 4th December to play along.