Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Gilding Flakes

I love when a challenge theme helps me use a product or technique on my "to do" list, so a big thank you to Twofers Metal Heavy or Not challenge!  I've had a little metal box of gilding flakes for many years & I don't think they were used until now.  I cut the MB Grand Heart from black self-adhesive fun foam & it worked great.  I also used a long neglected Flourishes heart stamp with Delicata Golden Glitz on ivory cardstock. The scallops are cut with a Spellbinder die & I used score tape to attach 2 small pieces of the beautiful lace--no need to have it covered up by the heart! Same with the black gems which were only $1, but I've now used over 1/2 of them & wish I'd bought 2 packs. Finally decided how to position the PTI love die on the heart & the inside says "to call you my friend." I'm also entering Chouxchoux, SSS Monday, Word Art Wednesday & The Playground.  We've got a break from the rain, so better take Fritz for a walk!  Thanks so much for taking time to check my blog.
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23 comments:

  1. The break from the rain has been wonderful and I've been out catching up on the garden and yard work. Lovely card ~ the heart is gorgeous and the scalloped edge compliments the heart.

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  2. Wow did your heart ever turn out great!! I like your elegant scallop edge too. This is PRETTY!!

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  3. Absolutely stunning! I love that scalloped edge - I was wondering how opening the card would work until I realised it's a top folding one. Glad we got you to actually USE those gilding flakes, they look great. Thanks for joining us again at Twofers
    Jane

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  4. So very pretty Greta! That heart looks amazing! Love the shimmery and shine!

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  5. Great idea using the foam for the heart Greta, really adds dimension to your pretty creation.

    B x

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  6. Gorgeous card Greta! I so love the heart, topped with that wonderful LOVE word. I must remember that gilding flakes are like puppies - not just for Christmas!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  7. Oh it's lovely! I've never used gilding flakes but I do have a hoard of unused goods! Have a great day Greta!

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  8. Beautiful work Greta. Your gilded heart looks lovely. I really like the dimension the fun foam gives your heart and beautiful embellishments too. Barbxx

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  9. Such a cute card! Perfect for Valentine's. I'm your neighbor at Lori Hairston's challenge and wanted to stop by. Love your blog. Have a great day!

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  10. What a pretty way to use those gilding flakes. They made a lovely, shiny heart. The love die is so cute with it's heart. I'm glad you are having a break from the rain. It can do a lot of damage if it keeps up. Molly doesn't like to go out in the rain but will go out and roll around in the snow!

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  11. oh that heart is so pretty, greta!! another beautiful valentine, my friend!!

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  12. This is gorgeous Greta, I keep thinking about getting some gilding flakes :o) thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  13. Fabulous card, Greta.
    Love the pretty heart & sentiment.

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  14. So beautiful Greta!
    Your heart is amazing!!
    Hugs~

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  15. Gorgeous use of the flakes Greta. It makes for a very striking card, lovely texture.

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  16. Hope Fritz enjoyed his walk. I am thrilled to have inspired you to use your gilding flakes and so creatively. Please please use them again! You have become one of our much appreciated followers creating terrific entries so once again thank you for joining us at Twofers. XOXO

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  17. Your heart is so pretty with the gilding flakes - very cool! Love the scalloped edge. So glad you linked to my Valentines/Hearts Challenge!

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  18. The gilding flakes are perfect for this card, Greta! So lovely and eye catching...love it!

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  19. Beautiful! Every time I see those flakes I wonder how I'd use them.... Now I know...next time they go in the cart!

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  20. Yay for making beautiful art from a forgotten stash of supplies! You did a really great job on this and I love the shiny sparkly blingy factor that those flakes brought on. I also really like the crisp and clean look of your sentiment, which pairs so nicely with all of the other elements you used. I never would've known the heart stamp in the background was an oldie because you've made the whole thing look so modern and fresh. Kudos to a job well done and thanks for sharing such a smile-worthy card with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  21. This card is gorgeous! I too have a jar of flakes sitting around, I will definitely use them with your inspiration!! Thanks!

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