Gold Leaf Friendship Card

Click below for an A4 Printable Worksheet

Gold Leaf Friendship Card PDF

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Shopping List

La D`ore Designatac Double Sided Tac Sheet: 9″ x 12″ : GLTAC

Bonus Package of 2 sheets – Limited Time Special

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La D`ore Gold Leaf 25pk : GLGOLD

La D`ore Variegated Green Leaf : GLGRN

La D`ore Designasize Gold Leaf Adhesive : 3 floz : GLADH

Flat Paint Brush : BRUSHFLAT

Unmounted Autumn3 Stamp Plate : UMAUTUMN 3

Unmounted Fuchsia Stamp Plate : UMFUCH

Scrub It Pad size :6″ x 6″ : SCRUBIT

U-Mount Repositional Mounting Cushion  : UMREPOST

 Heat Gun: BLUEHEAT ,  Anti- Static Bag : ANTIST

 Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink  Pad : DPBRSHDCORD

 Cut `n` Dry Foam :FOAMCUT , Cosmic Shimmer glue – CSGLUE

                                        Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

 Mega Nestibilites Curved Rectangle dies: WIZS5 – 006

 Perfect Medium Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Metallic Embossing Powder: CSEPBRGOLD

Magnetic Mat : Pk 3 A4 Magnetic Sheets : P/N MAGNET

Foam Pads Sheets : FP400x5 ,  White Thick Cardstock 220gsm : 40001

 A3 Card ,Green & Brown Card

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Mount the leaf stamps onto U-Mount and place on an acrylic block. Brush a thin layer of Designasize adhesive over the leaf stamp

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2 Stamp onto white thick card and wait until the size dries to a clear light tacky touch, this will usually take about 15 minutes depending on the weather

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3 Whilst the Size is working make sure you clean the adhesive from the stamps. Place the stamps under running water and scrub with a scrub it foam pad to remove the adhesive.

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When the adhesive is tacky place the variegated leaf over the size and pat it down. With your finger or a soft brush push the leaf into the size and work around the edges to remove the excess leaf.

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5 Repeat the process above and make more leaves. Make some using plain gold to lift the design. You will need at least six leaves to embellish this project

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Cut a piece of the Designatac double sided tac to fit over the size of the 2nd largest nestibility die. Remove the backing of the tac sheet and place on a piece of thick white card. Set the 2nd largest nestibility die and the 4th largest die on a magnetic sheet to form a frame and cut and emboss this piece through a die cutting machine.

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7  Take the frame and remove the backing sheet to reveal the sticky part. Place the variegated leaf over the whole frame.

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Remove the excess leaf to complete the frame. Doing this process will reduce the amount of gold leaf that is used as the frame will be under another frame later. Use the spare middle for a later project

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Cut and emboss another frame using a light green piece of card with the largest die and the 3rd largest die. Repeat above to make another frame using a piece of brown card and the 2nd largest die and 5th largest die as a frame

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10 Use the size and stamping technique you did earlier and stamp a swirl design in the bottom left corner and the top right corner of a 7.25” x 7.25” piece of white thick card. Then stamp a few leaves on the other corners. Do not overlap the stamp as you will lose the image shape once you have placed the gold leaf on. 

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11 Stamp your sentiment on a piece of white card and emboss with gold embossing powder. Build your nestibility frames up using foam pads for depth.

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12 Stamp 3 leaves on a piece of green card and emboss with gold embossing powder.

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13 Cut out the gold leaves you made earlier. It`s nice to leave a small white edge and then distress the edge with the brushed corduroy distress ink .Also distress the edges of the white gold leaf card using the brushed corduroy ink and a piece of cut`n`dry foam   

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14 Mat & layer the piece of work with some green and brown card. Tie a bow around the middle of the card. Place onto a base card made by folding a piece of A3 card in half and trimming to size. Place the framed sentiment over the ribbon & embellish and finish the project by adding the gold leaves to the two corners.

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