Sunday 15 April 2018

Less is More Challenge: bring something back

This fortnight it's all about old things: stamps, techniques, anything we did/used a good while back.

For my card I chose Gold Leafing, as it seems to have been forgotten when (hot) foiling became a thing.

So for my card I die cut the Village with Church (Craft emotions) from cardstock. I did try it with stick it on the front and back, but that got so pushed into the paper when diecutting, I couldn't get it off again. I probably used too thick a card. So second time I just diecut it and then used another oldie but goodie: the gluepad and smooshed it onto the diecut, then sprinkled on some Cosmic Shimmer gold leaf. The inkpad was quite dry,but I didn't feel like reinking, for
such a small I double dipped and well let's just say now I need a new gluepad lol.
After applying the gold leaf and rubbing it in and off I used liquid glue to adhere the diecut to the cardbase.

The sentiment is from Studio Light and also a few years old, much like the village,so old tech, old stamp and old die and haha old cardmaker lol... I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink.

For more information or to play along the Less is More Challenge, see this.


  1. Fabulous take on our bring something back challenge Maaike, and you've showcased it in a wonderful clean and simple design, which isn't always easy with the unfashionable bulky items that have gone to the back of our stash cupboards. Thanks for playing at Less is More. x

  2. Beautiful card Maaike ! And even if it’s an out of fashion item, for me it’s brand new because I’ve never seen it before. A gorgeous CAS design too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  3. I always found gilding flakes so messy but great results and you've sure achieved that here too - fab card