Thursday, May 7, 2020

Growing In Unity Day 4: Gilded Bees


Hi friends! I'm back with Day 4 of my Growing In Unity week. I can't believe it's almost over. I've had so much fun creating each day for these posts. I wish I hadn't packed away all my Unity Stamps but I hope you've enjoyed the different cards I've been creating with the Whit Card Kits. I know I've raved about them all week so I won't bore you with that again. haha Just know that anything you see on my blog or my YouTube channel, I truly love and believe in the company or product - otherwise I wouldn't use it myself! 


So for today's card, I did a little experimenting and found out my idea works! I thought it would look so pretty to add gilding flakes to the bees or butterfly stamps but how to stamp them so that it would stick to  the image? I don't have a glue pad but I do have the new DecoFoil Transfer Gel DUO. It is intended to apply through stencils but I knew it could be used with heat or no heat since it is supposed to dry clear and remain tacky. I decided to apply this to my stamps (since they are red rubber) like I would paint to a stamp in mixed media - using a makeup sponge. Then I stamped it on the card stock. It's by no means perfect...if you want a perfect stamped image, this method probably wouldn't work. But I love the imperfect, messy look of the bees. It's very artsy to me. One very IMPORTANT thing, you must clean your stamps with soap and water right away and do not let the gel medium dry on it - or else they will be ruined. Ok, disclaimer noted. 


I knew I wanted the sentiment to be in gold as well so I pulled out my Wow! Embossing powder in Weathered Gold which is part of a Trio set. I love the mixed gold and black in this powder. It's not a superfine powder either but it embosses sentiments beautifully! Just like in Day 1- I embossed the edges of my pattern paper with the same embossing powder. It's such a fun detail to do...I can't stop.



The best part of being a GIU Gal is being able to select two winners to receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Co at the end of the week!!! So be sure to leave your comments on each blog post this week, k?

I will be live on my YouTube channel at 1p MST today - a little lunchtime crafting with you if you will. I will be recreating both the card from today and yesterday to show you the two different ways I've applied the Gilding Flakes that came in April's card kit. Maybe you've been a little intimidated by that big jar of gold flakes...but I assure you they are fun and easy and make the most stunning impact on your cards! I hope you will be able to join me.


Until tomorrow, do something that makes you happy today!


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21 comments :

Karren Grayson said...

I love what you did on this card. I especially love the gold on blue paper (at least it looks blue on my laptop.) Looking forward to tomorrow.

Ab7699 said...

I am loving your use of the gold!

Debra Dekock said...

What a fun way to use the bee stamp! Gorgeous gold on blue!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! I love the gold and navy together.

{S} said...

gorgeous! I love using gilding flakes and knowing they work with the deco gel is a game changer for backgrounds.

Becca Yahrling said...

I love all that gold and the bees are perfect in gold. Very pretty card and love the sentiment.

Linda said...

Absolutely love your card! Have not gilded anything yet, but that is on the agenda for this weekend!!

Glennis F said...

Wow! That is an amazing result!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty gilding flakes and embossing powder that you used on your card! Love the bees and sentiment!

Marcy H. said...

Fabulous card. Love the gold and navy together.

Robyn Bystrom said...

I need to try gilding again. It has been a long time since I have done this technique.

karen adams said...

Very pretty!

ParentesFantom1 said...

Wow, it is soooo lovely!

Waldo said...

Thanks for sharing, beautiful cards.

stamping sue said...

great cards! gold gilding is a fun products and you can use it in different ways.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Rhonda said...

These are very artsy! I loved love the imperfect look you achieved with this technique.

Natasha V said...

This is stunning! Such an elegant and artsy look!!!!

Denise S. said...

A very pretty "artsy" looking card. Great to know that transfer gel can be used for more things.

Phaline Mays said...

Who knew that bees could be so fun! Love your card!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card!

livinglifenc said...

Great technique!

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