Friday, November 18, 2022


For my last Sweet Candy Cane card this week, I'm bringing out the gold -- gold Gilded Leafing that is.  If you have never tried Gilded Leafing, I encourage you to do so.

Gilded leafing sparkles and shines like no other gold medium we have.  It is different from Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer paper and Gold Embossing powder.  It's difficult to describe in words, but you can see in the photo that it has more sparkle than gold foil and gold heat embossing, but also more texture and color variation than either.  Gold Glimmer/Glitter paper may sparkle more than Gold Leafing, but the shimmer of the two is quite different.

There are different ways to apply Gilded Leafing on your card, and if you are unfamiliar with how to use it, please watch this Connect to Create video that I shared last week on my Fairless Stampin' Flair YouTube Channel.  It shows 3 different ways to adhere the Gilded Leafing.

Today's card uses the Heat & Stick Powder method.  Heat & Stick Powder works in much the same way as Heat Embossing, but the key difference is that rather than creating a shiny embossed surface, it creates a sticky surface.  As I indicated in the video, the important thing to remember when heating the Heat & Stick Powder is to make sure you DO NOT overheat it.  Once the powder melts and becomes shiny, immediately move on!  If you overheat, it loses its stickiness. 

The background behind the candy canes was made with a die from Labels Aglow Dies.  I layered the Basic White background behind the candy canes over Red Glimmer Paper, and it not only provides a pretty sparkly red border, but it glitters through each of those tiny die cut holes created by the Labels Aglow Die.  The Red Glimmer Paper scalloped mat behind the sentiment was punched with the Double Oval Punch.

This card is designed with a simple Front Flap Fun Fold.  It has a narrow center flap that is attached to a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" Evening Evergreen cardstock matted with one of the DSP patterns from the Lights Aglow DSP collection.  The narrow front flap of the card is covered with another of the patterns from the same DSP collection.

To finish the focal point, I added two Open Leaf Trinkets at the left of the sentiment.

The inside of the front flap was kept very simple.

The sentiment is stamped with Real Red ink and the bottom of the Basic White cardstock was decorated with a narrow strip of Evening Evergreen cardstock behind a strip of the same Lights Aglow DSP that was used on the front of the Evening Evergreen card base.

If you would like the cutting and scoring dimensions as well as step-by-step directions on how to create this Fun Fold card, a free tutorial is available at this link.

A list of the products I used is shown below.  For more information on any of them, simply click on the item and you will be taken to my online Stampin' Up! store for all the details.

Product List
Red Glimmer Paper
Red Glimmer Paper

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