Friday, October 19, 2012

Crown Border with Gold Leafing

Hi Dreamers!
Spent the day yesterday at the Toledo Art Museum.  A special exhibit of Manet's portrait works is currently on show.    Beautiful!!!  I could have sat there all day just looking at the gorgeous paintings.   To me, beautiful works of art are so uplifting.  Came home all relaxed and happy.

Today, I have a very small work of art of my own to share with you.....great sag-way wasn't it?  LOL.  This project was made for the Blockheads Technique Challenge ----Gold Leafing.

The Challenge is open until October 21.  Still time to enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Blockheads Paper Arts.

See the step by step instructions for the Gold Leaf Techniques written by Leigh.  Here is my Crown Border with Gold Card.

Materials list:
 Feeling Regal Stamp Set from Blockheads Paper Arts
La D'ore Gold Leaf
Tuxedo Black dye ink-Memento
Two Way Glue Pen
Cardstock: Cream, peach, pale blue,and light blue
Crafters Workshop Template - Mini Damask
Spray inks.

  • I started off with a background I made with a template and spray inks.  
  • Stamp the Small Crown Border onto the background with Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Use a glue pen to draw two line of glue onto the CS.  
  • Apply the gold leaf.

  • Tear the piece to desired size.
  • Layer with peach and pale blue CS onto a light blue base.
  • Add two gold pearls.

Look how vintagey and glittery the gold leaf is.  Love it!!

I hope you have enjoyed all my glittery Gold Leafing cards.   I also hope you will give this technique a try.  It looks difficult at first, but once you get started, you will find it quite easy. Well, dear friends, have a great day and keep stamping!!  Love ya.


  1. te exhibit sounds fantastic, and the card is wonderful, karen!


  2. A beautiful card - full of historical resonance, I love it! Love Manet too - what an inspiring way to spend the day.
    Alison x

  3. Another lovely card and colouring!


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