SAF 2016: Gilded in Gold with Danielle Flanders

By July 23, 2016Stamp-a-faire

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Danielle Flanders is playing with liquid gold leafing today and boy are you in for a treat! To help get you in the mood why not absorb some inspiration from Gustav Klimt, the most famous artist of the 20th century to have used gold leaf as a primary aspect of his expression. If only we could all have the opportunity to see “The Kiss” in person!


Danielle says, “Gold embossed stationery and monograms are so trendy right now! In this tutorial, I will share with you a quick, simple way to add gold to your monograms with a product called Liquid Leaf. It goes on thick, dries quickly and leaves a gorgeous shine to your die cut pieces, envelopes and tags!”



  • STAMPS: Peonies On Parade, Graceful Greetings, Graceful Greetings II
  • DIES: Limitless Layers: 2 ¼” Square die collection, Bookprint Alpha Upper die, Edgers #4 die collection, Peonies On Parade dies, Minute To Make: Holiday Tags die, Limitless Layers: 2 ½” Circle die
  • INK: Raspberry Fizz, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Lovely Lady, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot paper
  • OTHER: Liquid Leaf (Classic Gold by Plaid), old paintbrush, Don’t Forget to Write: A2 Envelope Sampler, Scoring tool, coasters, Copic Markers (RV21, RV04, BG10), pen, White floss or twine


  • Die cut 3 scalloped squares with the Limitless Layers: 2 1/4” Square dies from white cardstock.
  • Die cut 3 plain circles from Limitless Layers: 2 ½” Circle die from Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot patterned paper.
  • Cut 3 scalloped borders from white cardstock with the Edgers #4 die.
  • Die cut 3 Peonies on Parade flowers from Lovely Lady cardstock.
  • Die cut 3 Peonies on Parade leaves from Aqua Mist cardstock.
  • Die cut 3 monograms (whatever letter you prefer for your monogram cards) from coaster board.
  • For tags, die cut several Minute To Make tags from a variety of cardstock colors – white, Lovely Lady, Aqua Mist.
  • Cut several white twine or floss pieces, one for each tag, 8” each.

SAF Monogram1

SAF Monogram2

SAF monogram3



–Now it’s your turn!  Create a project featuring an element that you have gilded with gold.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Danielle above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to the InLinkz list below.

–You will have until 7am ET, Tuesday, July 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. One project per person please.


–As a reminder, you will have until 7am ET, Tuesday, July 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. 

–TWO randomly selected winners will be chosen from ALL the entries within this list on Tuesday, July 26th. The winners will be posted on our Tuesday night Stamp-a-faire winners page after 9pm ET.  The randomly selected winners will each get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Thanks for joining us!  We look forward to seeing your projects!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 35 Comments

  • 1
    Nancy Ward says:

    Another great video! Love the gold accents and how they pop on your designs, Danielle! Can’t wait to try this!

  • 2
    Jen M says:

    Beautiful!! Just love how easy and how the color pops!

  • 3

    The Liquid Leaf is such a fun product! I had a lot of fun making my tag, and plan to make some amazing Christmas tags this year.

  • 4
    janet says:

    Beautiful monogram cards and tags. Great idea to paint the pen too!

  • 5
    Greta H says:

    Gorgeous projects! I’ve always loved gold & can’t wait to try using the Liquid Leaf as another option. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 6
    Beth M. says:

    Don’t ever use enough metallic in my projects- love the use of the coaster board- will need to make some embellishments.

  • 7
    Deb Hudson says:

    Can’t do it today but I’m definitely going to try the Liquid Leaf.

  • 8
    Kimisue says:

    Beautiful projects! Thank you all for sharing. If you want see some of Klimt’s works and you are near or plan on visiting New York City, I highly recommend the Neue ( pronounce Noya) Galley. Klimt’s “Woman in Gold” is on permanent exhibition. Memories of Adele Block Bauer (the woman in gold) and Danielle’s video have given me insipiration.

  • 9
    Lona H says:

    Something I’ve never tried! Beautiful technique!

  • 10
    Susan P says:

    Love this gold guilding! I have a whole desk full of guilded diecuts now! My favorite is a bird from Feather Finery – can’t wait to put him on a card!

  • 11
    Karen Ramsey says:

    Gorgeous tags!! I just love gold highlights on cards…it adds such an elegant touch. I look forward to giving this a try. Thanks Danielle.

  • 12
    Penny J says:

    Love this, love everything about the way Danielle adds the accents! Especially love adding it to the envelopes or to accent a die cut! Thank you Danielle!

  • 13
    Dana Kirby says:

    Love the liquid gold leaf! So pretty and easy to use!! Something I would of never tried on my own. Thanks for the great tutorial Danielle!!

  • 14
    Sandra F says:

    Love the liquid gold leaf…so easy! Can definitely elevate the luxury of our cards

  • 15
    Isabel Z says:

    Love what Danielle created and I’m excited to try this technique.

  • 16
    Cynthia Rose says:

    Thanks for telling me about an artist I was not familiar with. Now on to playing with gold!

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    MindyBruce says:

    I love the results! Stunning cards, and I love how quickly the liquid leaf dries! I’m definitely needing to get some, and also some coaster board!

  • 19
    Megan N says:

    That monograms look so great! What a fun set!

  • 20
    SunnyinAK says:

    I’ve seen Gustav Klimt’s painting “The Kiss” in real life. His work is fantastic! Always a fan of Monet as well. 🙂

  • 21
    D.Ann C says:

    So lovely! I’m looking forward to trying this…. hope it’s as easy as you made it look!

  • 22
    Cheryl B. says:

    Gold is the new black!!! Greta ideas and video Danielle!

  • 23
    Chris says:

    Love this technique, and I’m looking forward to using the gold, and I have a feeling I’ll be “gilding” everything on my craft table for a while! Thanks for the terrific video!

  • 24
    SabineV says:

    I love the gold accent. It is so elegant and pretty!

  • 25
    Helen F. says:

    Thanks Danielle! This is such a beautiful technique. One I will be using for many cards/projects to come…or at least until my liquid leaf holds up 🙂

  • 26
    Holly Saveur says:

    Stunning cards!

  • 27
    Kathy Mc says:

    Well, Danielle, I took on your challenge as love the richness gold adds to a card. Liquid Gold was easy to use but strong smelling and a mess to clean up without proper supplies. Panicked when my white bathroom sink was tainted gold ~ never cleaned up so fast in my life!

  • 28
    SabineV says:

    The gold accents are so pretty! definitely something I need to do more of!

  • 29
    Donna Gourley says:

    Somehow when preparing for Stampafaire this year, I didn’t realize that the gold leaf you had on the supply list was a paint, I was used to the actual golf leaf flakes and didn’t want to invest that much in buying a package just for the challenge. After your class though, I will definitely look for this paint. I’m not much of a glitter, glitz, and gold kind of gal, but I did kind of enjoy this one. Thanks!

  • 30
    Noelle says:

    A little bit of gold seems to add a little classiness to a card. I hope to find time to try this out!

  • 31

    What a fun, sparkly technique, Danielle! This was my first experience with Gold Gilding… and I’m hooked! It’s such a lovely way to add a bit of sparkle to someone’s day! ♡

  • 32
    AOK says:

    I loved using new products for this class and I will definitely use again. Loved your cards and stationary.

  • 33
    Karen W says:

    I have seen this product on the shelf for years! Now I know what to do with it! Everyone did a great job!

  • 34
    Carmela Hubler says:

    Beautiful projects. I really love the look of the gold accents. I didn’t get to give this a try but will look for the gold leafing and experiment. Thank you!

  • 35

    WOW, i use gold leaf for finishing my desserts, now i have some ideas for using gold to finish my menu cards. Thanks,

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