Happy February! It’s Amy here with a couple gift card holders that use a balloon die, Adhesive Sheets and gold gilding flakes.
I was at my local stamp shop over the weekend and saw a project using gilding flakes and was super intrigued by them. The Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6″ are perfect to use with them. Here’s a peek at some of my supplies:
I first started by die-cutting all my pieces. For the balloon, I applied Adhesive Sheet 4 x 6″ on the white foam by removing the liner and placing on the white foam. Next I die-cut the balloon – cuts so well and without residue.
I put together the gift card envelope first by using my E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser.
For the front panel of the envelope, I decided to do a bit of fussy cutting. I liked the stitching detail so decided to keep that with my patterned panel.
Now the fun part! Remove the liner from the balloon die cut and apply the gold gilding flakes. I literally held my breath during this process because those flakes are so light they fly away at the slightest movement.
Here’s the piece fully covered with the flakes:
I used my fingers to burnish the flakes into the adhesive foam shape:
I finished off the gift card holders with heat embossed sentiments attached to the holders with 3D Foam Squares Regular and twisted gold twine.
Thanks so much for stoppin’ by!
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Squares Regular
Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6″
Cardstock: My Favorite Things
Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Dies: STAMPlorations, Avery Elle
White Embossing Powder: Hero Arts
By Cris G. February 1, 2017 - 6:15 am
Adorable card holders, Amy! The balloons are FAB… I need those flakes, they give any project the perfect amount of both shimmer and WOW!
By Julie Tucker February 1, 2017 - 6:49 am
Ohhhhhhhh these are fabulous! LOVING those balloons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Lisa Bzibziak February 1, 2017 - 9:04 am
oh my… this is awesome! I love the gift card on the envelope and I LOVE the gilding flakes on the balloons and I have these things and why did I not think of this!! Thanks for the inspiration!
By Lisa Bzibziak February 1, 2017 - 9:05 am
In… in the envelope… not on.. sigh
By kelly griglione February 1, 2017 - 10:33 am
Such a fun project, and perfect with this adhesive! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful how-to photos, Amy!
By Chark February 1, 2017 - 2:56 pm
Never thought of using this adhesive with gilding flakes–looks great!
By Nora February 1, 2017 - 6:11 pm
Oh Amy!! These are amazing!! I am going to have to try this technique!!
By Karen B. February 1, 2017 - 8:38 pm
These are too cool! I love the gilding!
By Celeste Goff February 1, 2017 - 9:10 pm
What golden goodness Amy…just beautiful!
By Helen Gullett February 2, 2017 - 10:06 am
GORGEOUS gift card pockets, Amy. That gold is fabulous.
By Michele F February 2, 2017 - 10:18 am
I’d be giddy to have those gilding flakes flying around here!!! WOW and double-WOW!
By donna mikasa February 3, 2017 - 9:40 pm
Great tutorial, Amy! LOVE those gilded balloons–perfect finishing touch on the gift card holders!