June 22, 2021


I really do enjoy the Gilded Leafing, found on page 143 of the Annual Catalog. It is such a cool product! So rich and Byzantine-looking.

Awhile ago I watched a video suggesting a new way of using it. To add the Gilded Leafing to any project, you need a sticky surface to which you can adhere it. Heat and Stick Powder has been suggested by Stampin' Up! for this. I've also used Tear and Tape, as in THIS CARD

And then the aforementioned video came along, suggesting that Gilded Leafing lovers use Adhesive Sheets (page 157) and your die cutting machine. Genius. Simply cut a piece of cardstock to a little larger than the die you want to use, as well as a piece of the Adhesive Sheet. Stick these two together and run it through your die cutting machine with the die. Peel off the backing paper, and YOU HAVE A STICKY SURFACE! 

From there, you carefully work at applying your Gilded Leafing. I used this technique on the card below. The leafed piece is the label behind the flower. This label was cut with one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set (page 166).

My color scheme for this card is Rich Razzleberry and metallic gold. I love the richness of this combination. For the "love" and the gold against the card base, I used a matte gold cardstock I'd had for a long time. I'm glad I finally found such a good use for this hoarded product!

The "love" was adhered to a scrap of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I then fussy cut around it, leaving a small border of the Rich Razzleberry.

The other touch of gold is the cord that I wrapped three times around the scalloped piece, and then popped the "love" over that with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Speaking of the scalloped piece, don't you just love it?? It is one of the dies from the Scalloped Contours set (page 158) that can be bought in a bundle with the Color and Contour stamp set, found on page 98. This is what I did because I loved it all!

The beautiful flower stamp is from the Quiet Meadow set (page 110). I stamped it onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black, and then used Stampin' Blends in Light Rich Razzleberry, Light Cinnamon Cider and Dark Daffodil Delight, which I added over the Cinnamon Cider in the center of the flower. It was fussy cut and popped up onto the label covered with Gilded Leafing with a Stampin' Dimensional.

A close up of the focal point:

A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary, and this is the card I created for him. I actually embossed "Happy Anniversary" inside the card in gold -- of course.

So, share with us: Have you gotten the Gilded Leafing in your hands yet? If so, have you used it? If you have already given it a try, what method did you use for applying it to a surface?



  1. Very pretty card! I love the gilding. I'm going to have to incorporate that into my cards every once in awhile.

  2. That is beautiful! I love the gilding and how it really pops from the background color. Pinned.

    1. Thank you, Joanne! I always love your comments! Do you personally have the Gilded Leafing?

  3. Love the metallic gold and deep purple-quite regal looking! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  4. This is beautiful. The sheen is gorgeous.

  5. The gold accents are indeed stunning looking on this card. So glad you share with us each week. #HomeMattersParty