Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Monday, 5 March 2012

Gilded heart

I have another card made using gilding flakes.  

I have had this IndigoBlu heart stamp for a few weeks but had not worked out how best to showcase it, then I saw this technique on a card entered in a recent Crafty Boots Challenge.  I was so impressed, I set about investigating how to achieve the effect.

As with the dandelion card I posted a little while ago, I stamped the heart stamp onto some dark brown pearlised card using Versamark, I then sprinkled it with Stamp n Bond and melted it with my heat gun.  Next, I covered it with gilding flakes and took off the excess with a brush.

I mounted it on some gold mirri board and placed it onto a Craftwork Cards scallop edge card.  The sentiment is also from Craftwork Cards.


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