Monday, May 2, 2016

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Creating with Metallic Gold

Adding metallic gold to your projects is a wonderful way to give your cards a touch of sophistication, glamor, and sparkle. Let's look at some fantastic ways to add Metallic Gold to your paper crafted creations!

Today's video will give you some fun ideas for adding metallic gold to your projects. Kimberly shares a gorgeous project originally created by Melania Deasy, and gives you a how-to of not only how to add gold shine and sparkle to your projects, but also how to achieve the soft and subtle background on the card. Watch the video below or click here (April 2016 Release Class - Gold Dipped) to watch it on YouTube. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you don't miss a single tutorial!

I love Kimberly's tip about using the QuickStik Pick-up Tool to easily place your tiny die cuts and sequins. Sure looks like a time-saving tool, doesn't it? It's the perfect way to avoid the frustration of losing those little pieces.

This is just one of four videos in our April Release Class Playlist. Check out the other three HERE.

Let's take a look at a few examples of other delightful ways to create with metallic gold.

When using metallic gold, it's always a good idea to keep it simple. Francine does just that with this stunning design. With two Die-namics (Bold Greenery and Hello There) and a little vellum and string, she is able to achieve a chic and trendy design.

Sparkly Leaves Hello Card by Francine Vuillème featuring the Bold Greenery and Hello There Die-namics #mftstamps

Barbara adds a touch of gold with Diamonds Die-namics and Gold Foil card stock. Her gold embossed sentiment and touch of gold string add to the elegance of her design.

I Treasure You Card by Barbara Anders featuring the Bling It On and Distressed Patterns stamp sets and the Diamonds Die-namics #mftstamps

Kimberly used Gold Deco Foil and common adhesives to create this glamorous design. The way she did it is so easy and really quite clever. To see exactly how she did it, you can watch a video here: MFTv - Using Adhesives to Gold Foil a Background.

Hello Friend Card by Kimberly Crawford featuring the Label Maker Sentiments stamp set, Tropical Flowers stamp set and Die-namics, and the Wild Greenery Die-namics #mftstamps

You will LOVE creating with metallic gold. We can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag #mftstamps when you post your projects online. We can't wait to see what you've made!

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