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).