Happy December 1st!
Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you will join me in celebrating the advent of Christmas.
24 days. I decided to look up advent. It comes from the latin word meaning coming. So what we are celebrating in effect, is the coming of the Lord, one day at a time, in the lead up to Christmas.
Monday’s blog is trees and flowers, so let’s launch our Clarity advent with a little Christmas tree and greeting,
and some cool yuletide offers of course!.
When we use Gilding Flakes, we often want to use them on the actual line art. Well, Dee showed me an excellent, simple way forward .
Let’s take a closer look.
Squirt some Cosmic Shimmer glue onto a wax paper carrier sheet ( I used the wax paper from the double-sided adhesives sheets)
Dab the square blending foam into the glue and allow it to soak in.
You may have to add a little more,
so that the foam is evenly tacky.
The foam needs to be backed on a hard blending tool,
so that you don’t over egg the glue.
Dab the tacky sponge onto the tree stamp,
covering it completely with glue.
Stamp the image onto black Claritycard. The glossy black card is much easier to use than mat card for this trick, because the glue doesn’t lift the card when you lift the stamp!
It’s important to clean the stamp immediately, I just wipe it well with a damp cloth to get rid of the glue.
When the bloom, the blue haze has disappeared from the glue,
it’s time to add the gilding flakes.
Pat them onto the sticky surface.
With a foam finger, gently rub away the excess flakes
and put them back in the pot.
I transfer the flakes to a larger container,
because it’s easier all round - especially for the next step.
I am so impressed with the result!
Both of these stamps are what we call fine detail.
And none of the detail was lost when using the gilding flakes.
Let’s show you another finishing trick.
Trim the card to size.
Run the 3mm double-sided tape round the edge of the card.
Remove the red skin on the tape and add flakes around the edge.
Same process as before.
Simply remove the excess with a foam finger.
Doesn’t that look great?!
I tried this once before with other ingredients; what a mess!
So thank you Dee!
Mat and layer on complimentary card.
So there we have it.
Clarity Advent Day 1.
Of course, to celebrate advent, I would like to
have some giveaways and special offers.
Both stamps for the price of one (rrp. £7.25)
They come unmounted, too, so happy storage.
Gold and Silver Gilding Flakes seem to be the most popular Christmas flavours, so how about both for just £10 (rrp 6.50 ea.)
and we’ll add a FREE foam finger too! Oooh, I say!
I hope you like the idea of our Clarity Blog Advent.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas,
it will be fun and informative.
Tomorrow, we are back to You Tube TUESDAY!
See you then!