January 16, 2018

Water Coloured Leafy Embossing Folder

Hi Everybody,

Yesterday I showed you some cards made with the new embossing folders that have been added to the "Christina Collection"

Today I am adding the video to the first one and for this I have used water colours and gilding flakes for a really pretty look to the card.

Because it is not too flowery it would be suitable for the male members we need to make cards for.

But you can always dress it up anyway you like with flowers, ribbons and pearls !!

I have given you a couple of tips in the video about Gilding Flakes and the main one is that they are very fly away.  Don't use them near open widows or a fan or you will be finding them everywhere.

It is easier once opened to put them into a larger container because they do swell up quite a lot once they air gets to them. It only looks a small amount in the pots they come in but there is really a lot and it will go along way. There are many different mixes as well as the plain gold or silver so have a look and see what you like 

I hope you enjoy the video and will give the flakes a try. They will give you a luxury look to any of your designs.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. This is a lovely card and great video. Love the Christina Collection!

  2. Lovely card, looking forward to watching the video.


  3. Love the card Christina bet the video is great
    Thank you june horrrocks xxxx

  4. Beautiful card, looks lovely with the gilding flakes :))
    Thanks for the video!

  5. thanks Christina, I really enjoyed the video and love the card.
    Do you have any videos on applying the foils that seem so popular? There is no way that I can afford the hot press machine or laminator or even replace my printer with a lazer one. So I need some tips on how to apply the foils using the glue, as you did with the flakes. I hope you will be able to make a video on this soon. thanks so much for always inspiring me xxx

  6. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful card and great video. Love the samples you have made.Thank you for the tips and techniques.

  7. lovely card really enjoy watching the videos you have a very soothing voice, thanks.

  8. Very pretty, helpful video. Many thanks. Diana xxx

  9. Hi Christina
    Love the cards and as usual the video is very informative. Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait for my embossing folders to come to see what I can come up with
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  10. Beautiful card, & perfect timing. I'm about to start making my Grand-daughters birthday card & want to use gilding flakes for the first time. You've just made it a lot less scary than it was. thank you.

  11. Lovely card and brilliant video. Thank you for both Christina.

  12. Hello Christina,
    I've been looking in every day but still having difficulty posting. Never mind, your cards have all been gorgeous and the videos are so useful, thank you.


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