Monday, 8 October 2018

Autumn Glow

Morning Friends and Crafters. Did you manage to see the One Day Special shows last night from Clarity. The shows are always full of inspiration from the wonderful Design Team and of course the demonstrations. Have you got yours secure and on it's way. As promised today I am sharing a tutorial for one of the card samples I made for this launch.

You will need:
Little Bird Stencil
Letterbox Stamps and Masks
Gilding Flakes
Flitter Glue
Tacky Glue
Washi or Masking Tape
Black Card
Phat Foam

Step 1: Place the stencil onto your black card and run through the machine to emboss. You want to get a really deep emboss on the card. The deeper the better.

Step 2: Double check that your stencil is perfectly lined up and secure it with tape.

Step 3: Using phat foam or similar apply the flitter glue, through the stencil, light taps. **Wash your stencil straight away, or at least put it in a bowl of water**

Step 4: Gently add the flakes to your piece and smooth over with your finger. Once covered completely remove the excess flakes. Next use a scoochy to burnish and polish the flakes, this will also remove and more excess and define the design. I don't remember the name of these as I had decanted them into a larger container, but I chose a warm mix. Create a layer for this topper, edge another piece of black card with the flitter glue and flake, Mount the topper onto this.

Step 5: Position you topper onto the base card to help position your 'Autumn' word. Use the letterbox stamps and flitter glue to add this to your base card. Add the flake as before.

Step 6: Mount your topper onto the base card using Tacky glue.

Here is the finished card:

I am so pleased you joined me today. I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished card I have shared with you. Another thing, here is a 30% off voucher to use on your first order (anything) from Hochanda, use code FEY5JBP7.

I hope you will come and join me again very soon to see what else I have to share with you. For now Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. This card is gorgeous! Love the black with the gilding flakes,always a winner to me.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x

    1. Thank you Nicola, it's also really deeply embossed so the flakes are within the channel, so happy you like this.xx

  2. Hi Nick, yes I saw your card in the show. It stood out above all the others. Beautiful. Ps... I'm from Barnsley too!!!... yaaayy xx

    1. Morning Jane, Great to have your lovely comment. I am so pleased you saw it on tv, It's really nice of you to say it stood out, thank you. How is Barnsley now or have you moved away.xx

  3. Lovely! Have not got this stencil - yet, but can try this technique with another.

    Glynis x