Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gilding the Angel

When I saw that this week's BH challenge was to use metal I decided to dig in an old folder for something I haven't used in ages. Amazingly I found it - Amy's Remarkable Sheets. I don't think these are available any more, but basically they are small pieces of sticky-backed acetate, from the same supplier as Amy's gilding flakes. So I stamped this Personal Impressions angel on the acetate, cut her out, peeled off the backing paper and covered her with mixed gilding flakes. I wasn't too careful about the placing of them, but I did try to get the silver ones mainly on her hair and wings, and the gold and coloured ones everywhere else.

I wanted her to be the main feature on the card and not be overwhelmed by the rest of the design, so I stamped the shepherds (Paper Inspirations stamp) in grey ink, and in keeping with the metal theme I layered them on some silver mirricard. The text is one of Barbara Gray's Clarity stamps, which I inked, cut and layered in the same way. I had intended to use white for my base card but I didn't like the look of it, so instead I settled on black, but relieved the plain darkness of it with a tiny swirl by Katzel Kraft stamped with a Brilliance starlite black pad, so it is little more than a watermark.

And here is the finished card which
I am entering it in the Bah! Humbug! challenge no.11 - Metallic


Ann said...

This is beautiful - I love embossing flakes but haven't used them in combo with stamping - I really must give that a try.
Ann xxx
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Saskia said...

Lovely effect on the angel with this technique!

the crafty duck said...

This is gorgeous, the angel is stunning, lots of love Steph

Max said...

Oooooh ... gilding flakes always looks so messy to use, (and I DON'T need any help with being messy lol!) but the finished results you have achieved on your angel are stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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veronica said...

beautiful card Kate - love the way you combined the angel and shepherd stamps

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card. Love the coloured angel against the background. Stunning effect.
Regards Florence.