Saturday, April 4, 2020

CAS Stencil April Challenge: Gilding Flakes

Time for our April CAS Stencil Challenge: Gilding Flakes hosted by our talented Cathy

Be sure to check out all the Gorgeous Shiny cards by our amazing DT and
Guest Designer,  Mac (thesweetestofpeas).

Here is my card using Gilding Flakes...Love the Shine!

Thank you Cathy for choosing a fun stencil challenge using Gilding Flakes.
I only have Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes that have been much neglected!

I started with a SU Whisper White 100# card front.
Placed ARTplorations Christmas Trees Stencil over card front and used icraft
Deco/Foil Adhesive Pen thru the stencil.  Worked Great!

Removed stencil and Very Carefully opened the Gilding Flakes jar!!
Placed stenciled card front over copy paper to catch the flying flakes.

Added flakes over entire adhesive covered stenciling and rubbed with my finger to
secure the flakes.  Then used 3 sizes of soft flat paint brushes to remove the excess flakes.
The copy paper caught the excess flakes so I carefully poured back into flakes jar.
Just like adding excess embossing powder into jar.

Next die cut the image to give it a nice frame using Reverse Confetti "Lacy
Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts".

Found the CUTplorations "Christmas Sentiments Dies" Noel in my stash.  The Noel
was die cut from an Alcohol Ink  scrap.  I die cut 2 more out of white CS and stacked.
Popped up image with White Craft Foam onto Whisper White 100# card base and
Done!  Love the Shiny results that even showed up on my photo:-)

You still have until the 24th to play along in this awesome challenge.  Hugs..



Stamps: None
Paper and ink: SU Whisper White 100#.  Alcohol Ink on Yupo.
Accessories: Nuvo Gilding Flakes. ARTplorations Christmas Trees Stencil (2 trees in set). CUTplorations Christmas Sentiments Dies. Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts. 
White Craft Foam. icraft deco/foil adhesive pen.


  1. Such lovely shine and I love that frame too, such a great card xx

  2. What a pretty frame that shows off your fabulous flakes and the contemporary tree to perfection. A contemporary and stunning card Nancy. It has been fun joining you this month x. Thank You too for the tips along the way x

    1. I have been Loving ALL your CAS cards, my friend:-) Stay safe and Creative. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  3. Wonderful Christmas card Nancy, your shiny gilded tree looks fantastic and I love the pop of red. That diecut frames it beautifully too, Cathy x (Must add that to my wishlist!)

  4. What a beautiful guilded gold tree Nancy! So pretty paired with the red sentiment and pretty scalloped edge die cut framing! xx

  5. Holy moly, that's fantastic, Nancy! I can just imagine what could happen if you're not careful when you open the jar. Beautiful stencil and a wonderful CAS yet stunning Christmas card!

  6. OMG Nancy your stylized Christmas tree looks stunning in gilding flakes :), Love that card.

  7. Gorgeous Christmas tree, Nancy! I love all the sparkle and dimension and that you chose the lacy scallop frame for this elegant! I also love the pop of red on your sentiment!
    I wish I knew that a Deco/Foil Adhesive Pen would work so I could have saved a few bucks :)

  8. This is beautiful and elegant, Nancy! The gorgeous shine from the gilding flake tree is very pretty, and the die-cut sentiment adds a festive color to the card. The layout of the tree and the sentiment is just perfect. I love this card, my friend!

  9. Wonderful card! Love the tree done in those beautiful gold gilding flakes! The red sentiment adds a wonderful pop of bright colour.

  10. Simply stunning, Nancy! I love the stencil design with that beautiful frame and sediment! The schparkle in real life must be off the charts! Take care and stay safe, my friend! Hugs, Dolly

  11. Gorgeous card Nancy! I LOVE this tree stencil and it looks amazing with your gilding flakes. I love the colour of your flakes, they have a lightenss about them that is really beautiful. Great design with your beaautiful framing! xx

  12. What an elegant Christmas Card Nancy. The flakes are perfect for the tree stencil and I will deffo do this to increase my own Christmas stash! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

  13. Exquisite, Nancy!! I've always loved the Tiffany-like-sweep of this Christmas tree stencil... the perfect place for those gilding flakes!

  14. so beautiful with a wonderful artsy feel to it...well done mf. I have never used those but you sure did them proud.
    xx Karen

  15. Beautifully done, Nancy! I wish I had purchased some of that adhesive to try this. It looks spectacular and I even have that stencil. Love the pop of red in your sentiment too.

  16. Look at you, getting on with Christmas cards already .... well done!
    I love your Christmas tree, looks amazing with the gilding flakes, and the pop of red gives the perfect festive touch xx

  17. Love this shiny gold tree, Nancy! A beautiful Christmas card, my friend! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

  18. Gorgeous!! The gilding is stunning - and I love that it's very fresh and clean but still dressed up with the Lacy Scallop Frame!

  19. Ooooh this is truly SPECIAL. I love this clean crisp frame with the gilded tree. Truly spectacular xx

  20. Absolutely gorgeous card, Nancy! I never use my gilding flakes, but maybe now I'll give it a try! Good to know that pen works well. Sounds like a beautiful setting where you live. One of these days we'll have to meet! Take care, Greta

  21. The gilded flake Christmas tree shines gloriously, Nancy. The frame is so cool. Beautiful card.

  22. On Nancy this is amazing!! What a fabulous use of those flakes(that get just about everywhere Lol) Sending hugs and best wishes


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