Nuvo Gilding Flakes Birthday Card – Karen Hasheck

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I know that Tonic’s Nuvo Gilding Flakes can be attached with any of Tonic’s glues, but my favorite way to work with gilding flakes is to use a strong two sided tape sheet and buff the flakes in with a small piece of a stamp cleaner pad.

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I used Sookang’s one and half inch roll of two sided strong tape in strips attached to cardstock and squares of Inkssentials Rubit Scrubit stamp cleaning pad. I wanted to get a multi-colored shiny look so I chose to use all three of Tonic’s gilding flake colors. I started with pieces of  Nuvo Sunkissed Copper as the picture shows and rubbed that in with a small square scrub pad. Then I added the Radiant Gold and Silver Bullion one at a time and scrubbed them in as well. The scrub-it square works beautifully to both attach the gilding flakes and scrub away any unused flakes. Another indispensable product I use when working with gilding flakes or glitter is Swiffer Sweeper dry clothes. They clean up the flakes or glitter that is left on our work surfaces the best of any product I have tried.

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I attached the two multi-colored gilding flake strips to the front of a gatefold card.  The gatefold card was made with a black cardstock piece cut to 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches and scored at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8”. Next I embossed the whole card with Tonic’s Forever Moments Rosalyn embossing folder. I added gold and black Crystal Drops to the dots in the embossed front.

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I also used Tonic’s Nuvo gilding flakes and a larger piece of Sookang two sided tape paper for the sentiment piece on the inside of the card. I rubbed in the Sunkissed Copper gilding flakes into a rectangle of the sticky tape attached to cardstock, then die cut it with “Birthday Wishes” from Tonic’s Everyday Sentiments Two. I die cut the same die out of black cardstock and glued them together slightly offset, then attached the Birthday Wishes to a white inside piece.

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If you haven’t tried Tonic’s Nuvo gilding flakes yet, I hope this card convinces you to give these gorgeous shiny flakes a try!

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