June 5, 2021


Unfortunately, a lot of the supplies used to create this card are now retired with the advent of the yummy new Annual Catalog. 

Even though, it is a good card to showcase one of the newer Stampin' Up! offerings, the Gilded Leafing. Gilded Leafing comes in a good sized jar, all ready to play with you. But beware, it actually GROWS. You won't be able to store it in the jar it comes in once it's opened. I moved mine to one of those plastic pencil boxes. I've seen other demonstrators store theirs in a plastic shoebox with a lid. 

So, there is lots more than originally meets the eye. It is definitely a good value.

I don't know if these photos do the Gilded Leafing area of the card any justice. 
I used it on the six stripes along the left edge.

Since I made this card, I've used the Gilded Leafing on two more projects. They turned out looking qutie classy.

So, even though it is a little bit of a challenge to work with -- don't blow on it! -- I know I will use it  on many creations to come. Just warning you . . .

Follow along to discover how to create a card like this. If you don't have any of these supplies on hand, you can always substitute other papers and sentiments.

Pretty Peacock cardstock (retired -- BIG sob!)
White cardstock
Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (retired, but maybe you still have some on hand??)

Shaded Spruce ink
Pretty Peacock ink (retired)

Forever Fern (page 71, Annual Catalog)
Beautiful Friendship (retired, but I will keep on using this FOREVER!)

Die cutting/embossing machine
Forever Flourishing dies (page 163, Annual Catalog)
Stitched So Sweetly dies (page 166, Annual Catalog)
Gilded Leafing (page 143, Annual Catalog)
Tear n Tape (page 167, Annual Catalog)
Gold Cord (page 140, Annual Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals
Gold sparkly embellishment (retired)

Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

To this card base, add a 4" x 5 1/4" piecce of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.

Cut a strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock to 1 1/2" x 4".

Using Tear & Tape or any 1/4" two-sided adhesive you want, add six lines of this adhesive, evenly spaced along this strip. If you use an adhesive that has release paper, just remove one at a time while you work on that particular strip. Moosh (yes, a very technical term!) a bit of the Gilded Leafing to the exposed tape. Use a stiff brush to remove any excess leafing. The leafing doesn't end up being perfectly smooth,,so don't worry about that. Move on to the next strip of adhesive and continue this process until you have "leafed" all the tape strips.

On white cardstock, stamp in Pretty Peacock one of the plant stems from Forever Fern. Use the appropriate die to cut it out. Set aside for now.

Cut one of the labels from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and add desired sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink. Attach this label over the DSP with a couple of stampin' Dimensionals. Finish with a gold embellishment on the top of the label.

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add the frond so it covers part of the leafed portion as well as the sentiment label.

Tie a bow from gold cord and add it to the stem of the foliage. I like to use a mini glue dot for this.

Did you purchase the Gilded Leafing? If so, have you used it yet, or are you hesitant to open the jar? Don't wait! Open that jar and create some classy stuff! JUST DON'T BLOW ON IT!