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On Friday’s Come Craft With Me live stream, I was playing with a new-to-me product – nuvo gilding flakes.

I don’t normally add a lot of foiling to my projects but I really wanted to try out some techniques with this cool product.

First up I used some double sided tape to create foiled lines on my card. It’s so simple and effective – so much so that I actually used this technique on another card later in my stream to give it extra shine.

Next I used a product in my stash that I haven’t used in years – it’s called stamp and bond, and essentially it’s like an embossing powder that creates a sticky glue area. I definitely think this needs a little bit of skill, but I’m happy with how it turned out.

I purposefully used a distressed outline stamp as I thought that style would be more forgiving. I love how the gold shines on the inked background.

For this card, I used some stick it adhesive on craft foam to create this golden frame. I used the Heffy Doodle clover frames for this, along with the Lucky Friends stamp set.

It looks a little raggidy around the edges but apparently a stiff bristled brush will help burnish away parts that should be there.

I actually made it to FOUR cards! Woah! For this one I wanted to experiment with my glue pens.i grabbed the one I had to hand which is the Stix2 2 way glue pen – and it worked perfectly! Soooo perfect!!

I wrote the word sister with my glue pen and waited for it to dry tacky. The rest of the card came together quickly with sticky tape gilded lines and some heart dies from lawn fawn.

So here’s what I learned about nuvo gilding flakes

– get a bigger tub. Get one BEFORE you even open this one

– experiment with brushes to burnish away the excess. Try soft brushes, stuff brushes, paper towels, sponges … all sorts

– the flakes are soooo soft. I swear the feeling of gilding flakes stick to craft foam is almost as texturally pleasing as stroking puppy dog ears

– there’s actuallylots of ways to use this product- which means I’m more likely to use it. I love versatility.

– you can rub the gilded areas with a tissue to make it shiner. It’s so cool.

– and lastly, I learned that I should definitely try some more things, even if it feels out of my usual comfort zone.

Thanks for stopping by. Here’s the video if you wanna watch it.

X hugs

Lesley

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Hello everyone,

I am excited to have a video up for Heffy Doodle today, featuring this sweet bear from Beary Big Heart, and the sentiment from Happy Snappy Crocs. I have paired it up with the Pinata stamp from Lawn Fawn. Doesn’t he look like he is having a fun time?!

In the video I am sharing how to create this card from start to finish, including how to add a pop of colour to some boring old while embossing paste, and how you can use this with stencils to create fun dimensional backgrounds.

I have used sentiments from the Happy Snappy Crocs stamp set, and used my MISTI so i could stamp them a few times to build up the colours. I wanted to bring in the other colours in the card, for example the pink in the pinata.

To watch the video, hop on over to the Heffy Doodle blog, or YouTube channel, where there is new videos every week!

Oh, and don’t forget to join in the Heffy Doodle challenge!

What??? you don’t know about it! well you will definitely want to check it out as you can win the whole new release worth $300! Check out the details here.

There’s still time to get crafty and enter! I will see you guys at the next LIVE #comecraftwithme stream at http://youtube.com/hungryheffy

Happy crafting!

 

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Hey gang

On Friday night we had another Come Craft With Me LIVE YouTube stream over on my YouTube channel.

Three cards were made… Let’s take a look

First up is this card using MFT stamps. I coloured these with copics during the week whilst piper was getting crafty. I used a little cracked pistachio distress ink on the background then used a brush blending tool to create a lilac background for the letter dies (also MFT) .

When I was assembling the card, I found some die cut hearts in yellow which made the perfect addition to these huggy friends – so to balancethe design I also added a yellow sentiment below using another MFT stamp set.

Next up, I wanted to make a card for Elizabeth and Paul, who are moving to Wales on Monday (sniff!). A viewer on the stream suggested that the card should be covered in wHales – lol! So here’s what happened!

I used my twinkling h2os to add a shimmer to these heat embossed lawn fawn whales. I love the shimmer! I then built a shaker panel with vellum, and added glitter inside- although through the vellum it does look more like sand! Still like it though!

Cadd three is always when I start getting tired – ha! But I poked through my coloured images and found these cute MFT dragon, prince and princess, along with a frame cut using studio katia’s dotted detail set.

I inked the die cut background using spun sugar, worn lipstick & abandoned coral distress ink. I thought that this card needed a little something more, so I added the volcano from Heffy Doodle Geology Rocks stamp set.

I thought some ink splatter would look fun, and I paired up the I Lava you sentiment from Heffy Doodle with the slay a dragon sentiment from MFT. What a perfect pair!

If you would like to watch the full video (it’s in real-time) then you can check it out on YouTube.

Have a happy crafty day!

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