Monday, December 22, 2014

Inka Gold Christmas


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a special Christmas card I made for my good friend, Nancy.  In my rush to get it into the mail, I forgot to take a picture of it.  So Nancy took this lovely picture and sent it to me.   Thanks Nancy! :)

I experimented with a new-to-me product called Inka Gold.  I first took a red watercoloured background that I had in my stash from experimenting with watercolours, and then stenciled over top with the Inka gold.  It's quite thick and I used a sponge to apply over the stencil.  Once dry, buffing it with a soft cloth or paper towel will bring up the shine.  So cool!  It also adds texture because it is thick.  Loved it so much that I ordered five more colours to try. :)  Looking forward to playing more with this fun product.

I just love this candles image from STAMPlorations and have used it a lot this year.  Also watercoloured, and then the candles were coated with wink of stella for some sparkle (hard to see in the photo).  The peace is die-cut using my Cameo cutting machine.

I'm entering this into the current challenge at STAMPlorations - December's Stamps + Designer's Choice.  Use stamps and pick from one of the previous challenges ... mine works for several:  April - Stamps & Favourite Technique (stenciling); August - Stamps and Die-cuts (die-cut stencil and sentiment); October - Stamps and Embossing (embossed with the Inka Gold); and November - Stamps & Layers (a few layers on this card). :)


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I want to take this opportunity to thank you for coming by to visit.  It's been a wonderful year full of creative fun.  Here's to more of the same for 2015.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!








Stamps:  Holiday Sketches - Christmas Candles (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (base); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); gold foil
Ink:  Barn Door, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, wink of stella, starburst stencil cut with my Cameo, Inka Gold (gold), Peace sentiment cut with my Cameo

22 comments:

  1. OMG Loll, your card is beautiful photographed and even more Gorgeous IRL :-) The Wink of Stella shows up beautifully in person. The 1st thing I had to do was Touch the amazing background! I had no idea how you achieved the beautiful effect....now I know. TFS your card, description and sending to us (Denny loves it too). I think I will be framing and using in the future as a Winter/Christmas decoration.

    Thank you again Loll for being a treasured friend and sharing your talents with all of us.

    With Love, Nancy

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  2. Stunning technique Loll! I love the rich colors of this and the way you used the candles stamp. Truly beautiful. Have a very merry Christmas!

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  3. This popped up in my email box Loll and I had to come on over and see how you created it. It is so beautiful! I love the gold sheen and I will have a look into the Inka to see what it is - it's a new to me - there are so many different products too I can't keep up with them lol!
    I wanted to thank you and wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas huni! You inspire me more than I can explain and I look forward to seeing your emails with your beautiful card art. I just wish I had access to your die cutting machine then I would cut them all out and have a play! Happy Christmas Loll - I hope you have a lovely time Karen xx

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  4. This is gorgeous, Loll! You have found the most awesome products to add texture to your cards. As Nancy says, you are a treasured friend and a true source of inspiration! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  5. I have this stuff so I am looking forward to seeing how you use it since I don't care for it [yet] -- Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!!

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  6. Loll, this is gorgeous and inspiring! Can't wait to come over and have you show me how to use the Inka Gold! I love the idea of using it with stencils!

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  7. Isn't the Inka Gold fun? You've done an amazing job with it...love the stencil you've used!

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  8. The gold has an amazing texture and looks fab with the red, have a great XMas x

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  9. Inka gold looks fun,you've inspired me to search it out and have a play,
    Merry Christmas. x

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  10. Your card is just gorgeous, Loll, how kind of Nancy to take the post delivery pic too. I loved my Inka Gold too - made a papier mache box in to something really special

    Seasons Greetings

    Kathyk

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  11. Wow, this is a beautiful card Loll!! I just got me some ink gold too and it is very thick. I had no clue what to use it on or how to use it. lol So it looks like it is raised some on your card, kinda like texture paste-is it? And you just dabbed it on with a sponge? Wow, it looks so pretty! I did know to buff it after it dried to make it shine. I guess after the holidays I will have to try mine out with a stencil. Seasons Greetings Loll!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  12. The gold stenciling looks wonderful over the red Loll - what a beautiful card for your friend!

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  13. Oh, my gosh, Loll, this is spectacular!!!!! Love that gold over the watercolor! Looks like there may be a new product sneaking onto my wish list. Thanks for all the inspiration and your kind comments on my cards at split coast (beesmom). Merry Christmas!!

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  14. This is such an elegant card, Loll. I never heard of Inka Gold but if you can do that with it, I'm putting it on my wish list. Merry Christmas and a great New Year to you and yours.

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  15. Beautiful, beautiful card, Loll! I got myself some inka gold and a bunch of other MM supplies months ago but I put them in a "safe place" when I was re-organizing. That "safe place" is very safe because I can't even remember where that is! Mine will probably show up when I re-organize again LOL. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  16. Stunning card. That stencilled background is just gorgeous.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    Caroline xxx

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  17. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Enjoy your time with family~

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  18. So rich and luscious and festive, Loll ... just gorgeous! Hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful and Merry Christmas! Anita :)

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  19. Hi Loll! Your card is wonderful! Love the opulent background!
    Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2015! Big festive hugs,
    Ingrid xxx

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous, Loll. Hope you enjoyed Christmas and all the best for a happy and healthy 2015! Thanks for gracing the gallery at STAMPlorations with this beauty.

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  21. Wonderfully rich card, Loll - that Inka Gold sounds interesting! Thanks so much for playing at STAMPlorations, and Happy New Year to you :)

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