Backgrounds – Gilding Flakes

Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes
Die cut n Bond
Nellie Snellen Tacky Glue
Stazon Solvent Ink
White card

  1. 5 x 13.8cm white card
  2. Cover with Die Cut n Bond (double sided tape). Remove the protective covering.
  3. Sprinkle Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes over the card in a single layer. Do not crush between fingers.
  4. Use flat finger to press the flakes into the sticky surface.
  5. Using a stiff bristle brush, work softly in a circular motion to remove the top flaky dust from the surface. Discard the dust.
  6. Using a soft cloth softly buff the whole card.

Note: Always work with a firm but soft touch as hard brushing or burnishing will damage and dull the metallic surface.


  1. Emboss after gilding flakes have been applied.
  2. Die cut shapes from gilded card.
  3. Emboss and lightly swipe with Stazon Solvent Ink (using the ink pad flat)
  4. Stamp with Stazon Solvent Ink (due to metallic surface)

 Tacky Glue Method - Die cut shapes

  1. Die cut shapes from white card.
  2. Cover with Nellie’s Tacky Glue
  3. Allow glue to get tacky (about 30 seconds – 1 minute)
  4. Follow steps 3-6 above.
  5. Emboss after gilding flakes have been applied.

 Particularly impressive on black or dark card

Use 3D foam squares to ‘pop-up’.