I have used gilding flakes before as an embellishment but really loved trying it with a stamp. I used it with the Tim Holtz Glorious Bouquet. It really shines in person.
Remember when using gilding flakes, it is smart to adhere them within a box or something contained. The flakes do fly around and it is a bit messy.
I found my gilding flakes on Amazon, but there are other brands to look for also. Nuvo has some great ones too. I did post those options in the supplies listed also.
Simply use the blending tool and pounce the Cosmic glue onto the stamp. Be careful not to add too much. You lightly rub the paper onto the stamp and pull away. Remember this is a glue, not an ink. You take a pinch of the gilding flakes and lay them over the image and lightly spread them over the glue area. Then take a piece of a scoring pad, or the Ranger Rub-it Scrub-it pad and lightly burnish the flakes over the area. Once the flakes have adhered to the image, you can begin to put a little more firmness and burnish the image. This will release the excess flakes and leave a very smooth, amazing image.
I hope you enjoyed this card. It really is a fast way to make an amazing background. I hope you give it a try!
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