Monday, 6 November 2017

Gilding Flakes Tag

My wonderful friend, Loll Thompson (Stamping with Loll), is running her Christmas Tag event again this year.  Today is the first day.


And she's invited me to be one of her Guest Designers.  I'm thrilled!

The guidelines for the challenge are that it must be a mixed media Christmas tag (any style / any size) which includes stamping, plus two mixed media elements (techniques or products).

I decided to make a tag using gilding flakes for the background.

For the base, I covered a piece of cardstock a bit bigger than my tag die with Sook Wang double sided tape, then added the gilding flakes and burnished them.  I die cut the tag.

I cut three of the Tim Holtz tree die and glued them together for substance, then went over the top layer with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I decided I wanted a bit of sparkle and colour in it, so added more Versamark and this time, heat embossed with Frantage Shabby Green Embossing Enamel (it is mainly white with a bit of green, and a bit of gold in it).  I then glued it to the tag.

I stamped the sentiment with Staz On Ganache on a narrow strip of pale gold vellum, wrapping it around the tag.


To add a bit more interest to the top of the tag, I sprinkled Frantage Chunky White Embossing Enamel on either side of the tree top and heated it from underneath so that it wouldn't blow off.

A bit of gold cord with coloured flecks in it finished off the tag.

Here's a close-up photo of the Frantage and the gold cord:


It was incredibly difficult to photograph.  If I got the details of the Frantage "snow" and the sentiment stamping, I lost the beautiful shine of the gilding flakes.  So the above photo does not do justice to the gilding flakes.  Here's one that shows the shine:


Be sure to drop by Stamping with Loll every day from today until November 17 to see Loll's twelve tags and those by the other daily Guest Designers.  It will hopefully inspire you to create a Christmas tag of your own to link up!





Supplies:
Stamps - A Muse sentiment
Ink - Staz On Ganache, Versamark
Paper - white cs, pale gold vellum
Size - 5.25"x3"
Accessories - Tim Holtz tree die, Die-namics tag die, Cosmic Shimmer Verdigris gilding flakes, white embossing powder, Stampendous Frantage Chunky White Embossing Enamel and Shabby Green Embossing Enamel, gold flecked cord



22 comments:

  1. LOVE the gorgeous colours and shine from your gilding flakes tag, Susan. The tree looks fantastic with the white embossing and some extra texture with the frantage. The vellum sentiment banner and gold cording are perfect finishing touches. Thank you so much for being a Guest Designer at my tag event! xx

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  2. Oh this is stunning...love your gilded flakes and shiny texture! the tree is awesome with the added bits of color! Wonderful tag!

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  3. Gorgeous! I popped over from Loll's blog to have a closer look at your beautiful background, but had no idea you had used gilding flakes. Will have to take out my own for a work-out! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Susan, the glow of your tag makes it so beautifully glowing under the Christmas tree. I love the marbled effect of flakes to the bowls. What an elegance!
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  5. Susan the your tag is gorgeous, I love the warm colours of the gilding flakes it's the perfect background for your tree.

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  6. Wow Susan such a fabulous mixed media tag. Love the flakes and the frantage is amazing. What a fabulous tag, lots of gorgeous elements and love the vellum sentiment strip too x

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  7. Fabulous mix of gilding flakes and frantage!

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  8. Beautiful card. Love the way you've put it all together. Nice background. Edna

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  9. Wow..Gorgeous Gilded Flakes background, Susan. Your background reminds me of granite. TFS all the details of your layers for your background and Stunning layered die cut tree!!! Your sentiment and cord added even more mixed media beauty my friend. Thank you for sharing, Hugs

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  10. Wow! I can see some shine but know that it must be incredible IRL! This is super luxurious and elegant! It will be a gift itself!

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  11. Wow! I didn't realize you had used gilding flakes till I popped in to see how you made this fabulous tag. It looks so cas but stunning results Susan. I can see by the second photo the gilding flakes are really clear. Lovely result from the white enamel. I have been a bit too heavy handed with mine. Thanks to you I must try again.

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  12. I'm glad you could get a good picture of that fabulous gilding, Susan. It just glows behind that wonderful tree.

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  13. A shimmery, gorgeous background for your star-of-the-stage tree, Susan! Absolutely captivated by your mixed media marvel!
    ~carol

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  14. WOW, Susan, this is spectacular!! I can only imagine how schparkly this must be in real life!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Beautiful work! Those gilding flakes add such a gorgeous touch to the tag. Wow!!

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  16. Susan, this is gorgeous! Never thought of using flakes on the whole tag but what a WOW factor! That tree is my favorite die of all time too! Love this!

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  17. Stunning tag ..... the gilding flakes look fab. Love the touch of white embossing powder too xx

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  18. What a gorgeous embossed background you created on your tag Susan! A wonderful mix of gold and colors - your white tree really stands off the background and the simple Merry Christmas is perfect! Julia xx

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  19. How lovely and sparkly this is with the gilding flakes Susan and I love the Frontage green embossing on the tree and the added sprinkling of white Frantage around the top of the tree. The gold vellum for the sentiment is a great idea too. A beautiful tag. x

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  20. Gorgeous tag, Susan. Love the sparkles. The gilding flakes looks so cool.

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  21. This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the details.

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