I finally got my hands on a set of Gelatos. These are crayon-like color pigment sticks made by Faber Castell and are now available at HM Ben Franklin Crafts. I haven't played with this new product too much but there is a booklet enclosed in the set that shows how to achieve many different effects. Since I had some card stock that had leaves punched out, I decided to use them as stencils. By mixing various colors of gelatos with embossing paste (Dreamweaver), I was able to fill in the stencils to achieve a leaf-like texture. Since I still wasn't satisfied with the look, I rubbed on some Viva metallic paste paint and sprayed some gold Mister Huey.
For the gold foil 'thanks' I used a Paper Smoochies die (not shown) on DCWV foil card stock. This card stock cuts easily resulting in a sturdy die cut. The pack contains many luscious colored foil sheets. The pretty ribbon with the gold edge is a Heiko product available at Celebrations. Well, time to get back to experimenting (playing) with my Gelatos. I think I need to get more colors (two stick packs sold at BFC)....wink*wink* ;D #timetoshopatBFCagain!