How To Use Gilded Leafing With Rays Of Light

Today’s card features gilded leafing with Rays of Light background stamp to create this gorgeous thank you card.

Have you seen my other makes with this awesome background stamp? It is so versatile!

In tonight’s Colour Creations Blog Hop you’ll find 10+ simple and creative card ideas using Bubble Bath. Certainly everything you need to inspire your next crafting session!

Welcome to the Art With Heart Bubble Bath Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our hop features some of your favorite Art With Heart Team Members sharing projects made with Stampin’ Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from fellow creative Ros Davidson blog.

I am joining in with the Art With Heart Team’s Colour Creations Blog Hop with this Bubble Bath gilded leafing with Rays of Light thank you card.

gilded leafing with rays of light

The Bubble Bath colour is a new addition to Stampin’ Ups!® Subtles colour family and is our focus for today’s hop.

I have gone with a simple card using an embossed card base, gilded leafing and heat embossed sentiment.

Gilded leafing is something I have avoided since that disastrous time I tried to carefully place it on the card I was making. I had no idea how to use it and it was WAY different to what I was expecting. My brain quickly threw gilded leafing into the too hard basket where it has remained for several years!

However, there have been times when I have admired others creations, but run a mile when I have discovered they have used gilded leafing!

I had decided it just wasn’t for me!

So, when I was gifted some by my dear best friend, I thought I had better face my nemesis! Ah, YouTube how I love you so!

The first thing I learned was to put your container of gilded leafing into a box that would be large enough for a card to lie down in.

The second thing I learned was to have a firm brush and a soft brush handy.

The third thing I learned was there were three main ways to apply gilded leafing:

  • 1. Heat and stick powder
  • 2. Multipurpose glue
  • 3. Adhesive tape or sheets

The fourth thing I learned was I can’t work out heat and stick powder. The concept is great but it just didn’t work for me. I either have dud heat and stick powder or I just didn’t use it properly. I will research this one later and let you know how I get on.

Multipurpose glue came to my rescue (good ol’ faithful). I cannot love this glue enough, I’m telling ya! But there is a learning curve with gilded leafing and multipurpose glue.

gilded leafing with rays of light

What You Need

  • Stamps/Bundles: Rays of Light, Good Feelings
  • Inks: Bubble Bath, Melon Mambo
  • Paper: Bubble Bath, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Basic White
  • Other: Cane Weave 3D embossing folder, 2 3/8” circle punch, embossing tool kit, clear embossing powder, heat gun, gilded leafing, iridescent pearls, Multi-purpose liquid glue, white twine

Gilded Leafing With Rays of Light Card Recipe

  1. Begin with a Crumb Cake card base (29.5 cm x 10.5 cm). Dry emboss the front of the card.
  2. Score at 14.8 cm on the long side.
  3. Cut Melon Mambo 5 cm x 10.5 cm. Randomly dot with tiny glue spots using multipurpose glue. Leave aside to dry.
  4. Cut Basic White 11.8 cm x 9.5 cm. Stamp with Rays of Light inked up with Bubble Bath.
  5. Punch Bubble Bath card stock using 2 3/8” circle punch. Stamp sentiment in Melon Mambo. Repeat stamp of sentiment with versamark.
  6. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the sentiment and use heat tool to set.
  7. Adhere stamped Basic White layer to card base.
  8. Check that the glue on the Melon Mambo piece is tacky. Use a heat tool to speed up the process, if required.
  9. Place the Melon Mambo piece face down into the box of gilded leafing, pressing gently down onto the leafing.
  10. Turn it over and use your finger to rub the leafing into the glue and off the card stock. Use a firm brush to assist the process of removing unwanted gilding.
  11. Use a soft brush (the one in the embossing tool kit works great) to remove excess gilding from the card stock.
  12. Wrap white twine around the card and adhere the stamped sentiment circle.
  13. Add a few pearls to embellish.
Product List
Versamark Pad
gilded leafing with rays of light
gilded leafing with rays of light

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gilded leafing with rays of light

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24 comments on “How To Use Gilded Leafing With Rays Of Light

  1. Amie, you are so brave using the gilded leafing – I tried once and never again! However, thanks to your instructions I’m going to give it a go as it looks FABULOUS on your card!

  2. What a beautiful colour combination, Amie. I love the sparkly details, and the way you heat-embossed the sentiment. Great way to show off Bubble Bath (and your new-found gilding skills!).

  3. A beautiful card Amie. I am so glad you faced your nemesis – your gilding on the Melon Mambo panel is lovely. I also love the Rays of Light in Bubble Bath ink – it’s delightful. xxx

  4. Oh Amie, you make me laugh, you have the best stories! I think the thing with the Heat & Stick powder, is not to use the heat gun for too long, only until it has just melted the powder so it stays sticky. I love the colours you’ve used and the gold leafing does really enhance your card, it’s beautiful.

  5. I feel apprehension in using gilding too but tombow liquid glue really does help. I like the combination of pinks too.

  6. What a great card Amie, I love all the elements. The embossed backing with the twisted rope is great and then the ray of sunshine in the Bubble Bath looks so good. Love the Gilded leaf that is so good to add the pops of bling! Great Card!

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