Boho butterfly thank you card with gilded leafing effect

Tuesday 27 April 2021 United Kingdom

Here is the last card I am sharing following my fun experiments with the Gilded Leafing the other day. I managed to die cut two butterflies from a piece of cardstock covered in Gilded Leafing and here is the second one.

I cannot wait to discover more ways I can use this fab embellishment as I just love the effect it creates (I just wish it came in silver too)

I've been creating cards using my favourite retiring products and the Boho Indigo DSP is certainly one of those. The patterns and colours are just gorgeous! To give it a linen look I've dry embossed the paper in both directions using the Subtle Embossing Folder, which is unfortunately now out of stock.

I only ever bought one pack of the Boho Indigo Product Medley refill - the contents are fab and I've managed to make loads of projects from just one refill pack - you can check out all of my projects here

For a quick recap, the refill includes 
  • 48 sheets of 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
  • 6 sheets of Very Vanilla 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) dry embossed paper
  • 6 sheets of die cuts
  • 40 paper flowers

To decorate the front and the inside of my card I stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink. 

To apply the Gilded Leafing, I dabbed my Versamark ink pad along the bottom edge of my card and then applied Heat and Stick Powder to the area and tapped off the excess. Next I melted the powder (to make it adhesive) with my Heat Tool and then applied the Gilded Leafing one piece at a time with a small clean paintbrush. Pressing it down and then brushing away the excess. It is super easy and a fun process, just don't sneeze while the old is off!

It's really hard to tell in my photos that I've used the Pearlescent Specialty Paper. It is a similar colour to Very Vanilla and I love how it shimmers. I've used this paper for the layer on top of the Crumb Cake base and also for the die cut stitched square.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I hope you enjoyed my project today! 

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1 comment

  1. Kim, I have used this gilding before. Not SU though but does come in other colours!!! Double sided sticky tape works well on thin card, gild and then die cut. I used my finger on larger areas to get good adhesion. Remember the feathers set, worked well. Hope this helps and I love waiting to see your cards, brilliant.