Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, flowers, Gilded Leafing

Stampin’ Up!® Art Gallery & Gilded Leafing Technique

Hello and welcome to my Wacky Wednesday series! Today I will use the Stampin’ Up!® Art Gallery stamp set, Fine Art floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Gilded Leafing- all of which are in the Fine Art Floral Suite in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. I will be showing you 2 ways to apply the Gilded Leafing to you card.

The Gilded Leafing produces a bright gold shine! This really makes a plain card look more elegant.

Measurements & Supplies

Measurements: Poppy Parade Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 2 1/2 x 4 inches and 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches; Fine Art Floral DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

You will also need the Gilded Leafing, Heat & Stick Powder, a heat tool and Versamark ink.

Tip: I find it a lot easier to use the Heat & Stick Powder if it is in a container. I found this container at the local dollar store.


To begin stamping, use the Poppy Parade ink to stamp the sentiment “I’m thinking of you” onto the 5/8 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Tip: Use the Stampin’ Pierce mat or a catalog to stamp on with the clear Photopolymer stamps to get the best image.

Next we will be stamping the floral bouquet. In order to apply 2 different colors of ink to the stamp, I first use the edge of the Bumble Bee ink stamp pad. I try to avoid getting the Bumble Bee ink on the leaf and stem.

Next I use the Mossy Meadow ink. Again using the edge of the stamp pad, apply the Mossy Meadow only to the leaf and stem.

Viola! You have a two color stamp. I did get a little of the Mossy Meadow on the base of the middle flower, but I don’t think it will be noticeable after it is all said and done.

The floral bouquet is a two step stamp. Stamp the second layer of the flowers with Poppy Parade ink.

Complete the stamping by heat-setting the stamped image. This will prevent the Heat & Stick powder from sticking to any residual wet ink on the flowers.

Heat & Stick Technique for Applying Gilded Leafing

Carefully open the jar of Gilded Leafing as it may expand a little and pop out of the container. Sara Douglas, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!® recommends pouring the Gold Leafing into a larger container- shoe box size is what she recommended but I was able to use a half shoe box sized container with plenty of space to spare.

The first way to apply the Gilded Leafing is as follows. First use an Embossing Buddy to decrease the static and absorb any oil from your finger prints. Using the second layer of the flowers on the floral bouquet, stamp in Versamark ink so that the Versamark is not directly over the top of the Poppy Parade stamped image.

Next you will apply the Heat & Stick Powder which will stick to the Versamark ink. Lastly, to activate the Heat & Stick Powder, apply the heat tool until the powder is clear.

Now you will gently lay the Gilded Leafing on top of the areas with the Heat & Stick powder. Press firmly.

Holding the card piece over the container of Gilded Leafing, gently rub off the areas that are not stuck to the Heat & Stick powder. You may also use a soft paint brush or sponge to accomplish this. How beautiful and shiny!

Tear & Tape Technique for Applying Gilded Leafing

The second way to apply the Gilded Leafing is to use the Tear & Tape Adhesive. This is a very strong double stick tape that is very easy to tear off.

First you will apply the Tear & Tape around the edge of the front of the Poppy Parade card base as shown. Press firmly to ensure that the adhesive is adhered.

The best way to remove the protective layer is with the Take Your Pick tool. Slide the pick side under the protective layer and lift. Now you can pull the protective layer off easily.

Gently lay pieces of the Gilded Leafing on top of the Tear & Tape and press firmly until you have the edges covered.

Gently remove the excess Gilded Leafing. Pretty messy! Is this more messy than glitter?

Putting It All Together

To start putting the card together, adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Fine Art Floral DSP to the front of the Gilded Poppy Parade card base.

Next apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped floral bouquet. Adhere the card piece to the left side of the card front.

To finish up, trim the sentiment to about 3 inches and cut a banner end.

Apply the sentiment to the card front using a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right-hand side and adhesive on the left-hand side.


Now for the Bling!

The Gilded Gems are the perfect Bling! for this card. Tip: use the Take Your Pick tool to easily transfer the gems to your card.

Viola! What a gorgeous shiny gold card! And you learned 2 ways to apply the new Gilded Leafing!

Thanks so much for visiting my first in my Wacky Wednesday Technique series. Join me each Wednesday for a new technique!

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Have a most wonderful day! Happy crafting!