Saturday, September 21, 2013

Quietfire Design & Dreamweaver - Awesome in Autumn Blog Hop - Gilded cards


"It's been an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn!
This week we partnered with  the Dreamweaver Design Team and had so much fun playing with their innovative stencils, pastes and glitters!
It's not too late to go back and leave your comments on each blog,as well as today's, for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages!"
Prizes will be announced on Thursday, Sept 26th! 
You have till midnight this Sunday (Sept. 22) to leave your comments.







Here's what I've created for today's post:
I'm using a couple oldie but goody stamps from Quietfire Design for these first 2 gilded cards "Every Blade in the Field" & "Every End is a New\"
PS click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy.

ID: Dreamweaver/QF - Every Blade in the Field
size: 7"w x 5"h
Stamped my quote using Versafine Black Onyx on cream toned Bazzill Monochromatic cardstock and clear embossed. Made a mask from some tracing paper and then laid my stencil (Dreamweaver "Gingko Bough" LJ893), using removable tape on all sides, making sure my whole card was covered.... you don't want an accident and some paste landing where you don't want it. I used the Dreamweaver paste applicator (LM2010) and the matte black paste. Don't rush applying the paste and apply firm pressure so you do not have to go over the stencil more than once. This will help avoiding runs under the stencil.

Remove the tape and stencil (putting it into a bucket of water to clean later), drop on a piece of red variegated gold leaf and with a soft brush, feather touch the gold leaf so it touches the wet paste. Be careful only a feather's touch... or you might ruin your wet paste. When the whole design has been feathered, set it aside to dry thoroughly.

When dry, with a soft brush, brush away the excess gold leaf. I then used a piece of undyed silk material wrapped around my finger and just lightly burnished in a circular motion, until all the excess gold leaf was removed. I loved the look that some of the leaf did not adhere to the paste. If that's offensive to you, just put your stencil back in place and use a glue stick in the ungilded areas, remove stencil and apply the gold leaf, allowing some drying time before removing the excess.
   
I layered my gilded piece to black cardstock, then onto my side folded rust colored card. Since I was using an 11"w piece of cardstock and my card was 7"w, the fold over piece is only 4".


ID: Dreamweaver/QF - Every End
size: 5"w x 7"h
   
I used the same technique as the card above, this time using the "Maple Branch" #LJ906 and a variegated leaf called "Autumn" on a dark brown Bazzill cardstock. Edged the leafed layer with a gold Krylon leafing pen.

Layered on to a Parchment cardstock side folded card using 4 gold leaf shaped brads.

The quote was stamped with pigment ink and embossed with Queen's Gold. 


PS: you can also get Dreamweaver stencils & supplies in the Quietfire Design store HERE.

Check out this week's awesomeness which includes...
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32 comments:

Baroque duJour said...

I love gilding and the maple leaf one is so beautiful, thanks for showing a great technique.

LynB said...

Beautiful gilding technique and card designs!

Anne said...

Thanks for the instructions...gorgeous cards!

catophile said...

Spectacular work Yogi...just love your cards!

Kathy O'Mara

Jan Castle said...

The gilding is GORGEOUS Yogi!!! I must give this a try...thanks for the inspiration!
Jan

Robyn said...

Great gilding yogi!

Kathy Eddy said...

Such pretty stuff. I love all the colors together like that.

SherylH said...

Beautiful!! Love your use of the gilding over the embossing paste and the black accents that show through.

Joni said...

So lovely gilding - and I also like that it didn't cover the entire black paste. Just gorgeous! The second card is very nice, as well. Thanks, Yogi!

Quietfire said...

Yes! Love the black paste showing through the leaf!

peaches234 said...

I thought the black paste peeking through was intentional. Thanks.

Mickie said...

It is just beautiful. Very interesting and eye catching!

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful cards Yogi.

stainback.sarah@gmail.com said...

The combination of Dreamweaver stencils and Quietfire sentiments is wonderful.

treasuredarts.wordpress.com said...

Great combination - Quietfire and Dreamweaver.

Louise said...

Beautiful cards Yogi! Leafing is one of my favorite techniques for fall cards. I agree, I like that it did not take everywhere!

Pam Hornschu said...

Leafing is like magic to me...it always looks amazing, and yet fairly simple to execute! Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing with the Dream Team this week!

Janis said...

Love this foiling technique. So gorgeous!!
<3 J

Laura Drahozal said...

Beautiful gilding job!

Wanda H said...

Beautiful!!!

Holly Eastabrook said...

Love them both Yogi!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

As per usual...your work is just lovely! Thanks for the inspiration. I like it when the black edges show through when using the leafing. Gorgeous!

Evelyn said...

The cards are very lovely.

Carolyn Adams said...

I couldn't really pick between them, both are just lovely.

dorothy harrison said...

I love your use of black paste and leaving the open areas - so typical of leaves to not turn all at once. As usual this is striking in it's beauty and simplicity. Thanks Yogi!

Froggietalks said...

Amazing cards Yogi. Love them both :)

Kim B said...

A truly beautiful result!

Donna DeWitt said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us and providing inspiration.

Vicki Sopcak said...

I like the leafing technique....good job.

cal8007 said...

Every time I see these stencils in action, my heart skips a beat - I want to try these techniques so much, I get butterflies in my stomach! Yes, I'm in love! Thanks for sharing your awesome stenciled cards!

Carmen L

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful shimmer and a very nice quote on the first card. Love the more rustic look of the second card. Those leaf brads are very nice!

Jane said...

Gorgeous as usual Yogi!!