Gilded Card Trio

Okay, so I wrote this post last week and forgot to publish it…eek!  Hope you continue to bear with me with I continue tweaking the website…fixing one thing and breaking another…round and round we go!  So, here’s the post I should have published BEFORE Father’s Day:

Boy oh boy, have I been busy… today I have a few cards to share with you 🙂  Since Father’s Day is just around the corner, I was “forced” to bang out a few cards.  (That’s just my way of saying that I finally have an excuse to create…lol.)  After creating her cards the other day, Monica inspired me to break out the gilding flakes…a product I purchased over 2 years ago now, and have never touched!  Normally, this kind of thing would cause me to hang my head in shame, but not this time…I know I’m not alone on this one!

I was able to get three cards completed, but I do have to admit that I did get a bit lazy…I made two Father’s Day cards that are pretty much identical…except for the color of the gilding flake and patterned paper on the inside of the cards.  Like Monica, I started by creating a background using my gilding flakes on some adhesive sheet.  I used a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two die-cut as the focal point, and since I do not have any stamps dedicated to Father’s Day, I chose a generic sentiment that I felt was suitable.  I added a few Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die-cuts in black and foil paper on opposite corners of the label, and mixed in some of the Mixed Gears and Mixed Mini Gears from my shop.  Finally, I added two filigree corners (Item #731-B and #731-P) to the front of the card.

gilded fathers days card by butterbeescraps gilded fathers days card by butterbeescraps

I always like to finish both sides on the inside of a card, and these cards were no different.  I used some BoBunny Vintage Dot paper in coordinating colors on the inside of the cards, added a Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die-cut so that I can add a hand-written sentiment, and finished it off with more of the filigree corners and a variety of sizes of the gears.

gilded fathers days card by butterbeescraps gilded fathers days card by butterbeescraps

The third card I created has absolutely nothing to do with Father’s Day…it is for my son’s birthday, which is also just around the corner.  On this card, I decided to emboss some foil paper and use it as the primary mat for the front of the card.  I then decided to use the gilding flake a little bit differently…I used glue (meant to be used for gilding) to stamp the Tim Holtz blueprint gears onto black cardstock then added the gilding flake.  I love the way it turned out!

gilded masculine birthday card by butterbeescraps

I then created my own label and embossed a birthday sentiment onto it.  Finally, I added a Bronze Corner Filigree Embellishment (Item #731-B) to the top left corner and layered several different sized gears to fill in the gaps.  After all, what card would be masculine without gears, right?

I decided to do something a little bit different on the inside of this card.  Instead of my standard three filigree corners, I added five Bronze Eyelets (3/16″) along the right hand side of the card and laced some Bronze Chain (Item #CH779-B) through them.  I then anchored the ends using a Bronze Jump Ring and a Bronze Mini Gear and a small key charm from the Clocksmith Charm Collection.  The die-cuts used on the inside of this card are Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One.

gilded masculine birthday card by butterbeescraps

The products I used on this project include: