Monday, November 02, 2015

Gilding with Inka Gold


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the HLS November CAS Challenge.  A big thanks to Toni for this awesome challenge idea ... I had so much fun with this!






I LOVE adding a little gold to my cards. :)  It just adds a touch of elegance and shine.

I used Inka Gold wax paste for my card today.  First I sprayed watercolour paper with three colours of watercolour sprays (yellow, orange and pink).  Once dry, I embossed with a script embossing folder, and then used a stiff sponge to add inka gold on top, highlighting the embossing.  Once dry, buffing the surface with a soft cloth or paper towel, brings out the shine.  So simple to do.

I made 26 cards using this technique.  All of them started with the same watercoloured background, then I used a variety of embossing folders, highlighted with inka gold and then added a simple white die-cut.  I'll include a few pictures of some of the other cards ...  they are all made the same way.  I made these and sent them off to thank my wonderful friends that will be joining me as Guest Designers for my Mixed Media Christmas Tag event that starts in just two days from now.  I hope you'll come back to check out the tag event and considering joining in.  There will be lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented Guest Designers, as well as prizes. Come join in the fun!!

Here's some more of these cards.






I hope you'll come play along with this fun CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. We are excited to have Karen (Made by Meadie) as our Guest Designer this month. Welcome to the team Karen! :)  Come check out Karen's beautiful gilded card, along with the amazing cards from the rest of our talented Design Team.  I hope you'll make a CAS gilded card and join in the challenge.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

On a personal note ... thank you to all who sent well wishes for my hubby.  The surgery went well and he is recovering nicely! xx








Stamps:  Lots of Thanks (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Delicata Gold (Tsuikineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Watercolour sprays made from watercolour liquid concentrate (Dick Blick), embossing folders, die-cuts, Gold wax paste (Inka Gold by Viva Decor), sponge

Challenges:
HLS Nov. CAS Challenge - Gilding

28 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...I'll be watching the sky to see it alit with the beaming smiles from the 26 gals who will be receiving these stunning, elegant cards, Loll! I'm impressed at the number (26 = WOW) and dazzled with the beauty. In awe...and yes, yes, yes...looking very much forward to your Tag inspirations! A whole lot 'more' awesome about to unfold on your blog...We are so blessed to have you share your creativity - and the creativity of others - with us!
    Hugs~c

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  2. Fantastic cards Loll! Such a gorgeous mix of colours, and still beautifully CAS. Cathy x

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  3. As soon as I saw that first card I knew where it went . . . my craft space . . shining at me every day and making me smile! They are all amazing Loll . . thank you so very much! Hazel xx

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  4. Loving the colours and the technique you've used on the background and against the white die cuts is just fabulous. Looking forward to the tag event and admiring the inspiration x

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  5. I love how these turned out! THe perfect highlight to your beautiful watercoloring--I have a stiff brush that I think I'll try this with (unless the cat has chewed it to heck like the others. LOL

    Toni

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  6. Lovely cards Loll your different backgrounds are stunning and such gorgeous colours

    Anne

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  7. Oh! It makes a remarkable impression! I love this gold-plated Scrypt. I love this card. I'll have to try this technique, but I'm sure that my cards fall far short of your wonderful cards.
    Hugs and kisses,
    BozenA

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  8. I love these Loll .... such beautiful colours and the perfect hint of gold. They look even more gorgeous in real life too .... mine is sitting in my craft room shining in the sunlight ..... thank you so much my friend xx

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  9. love the inka gold touch on your cards. All are beautiful.

    Shirl

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  10. These cards are beautiful!

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  11. I know that these are gorgeous as I have one on my mantel now! Beautifully gilded!

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  12. So gorgeous, Loll, and a great inspiration for making many cards with the same theme but different embossing and die cuts. The gold adds just that special extra touch.

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  13. The inka gold really brings that extra 'oomph'. Such a wonderful technique and thanks for sharing. I really have to get some inka gold in my stash. Fantastic inspiration, Loll xx

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  14. Lovely to see a whole selection of your Inka Gold gilded cards! They are so beautiful - the Inka Gold adds just the right bit of gilding. Wonderful variety of embossing folders and die cuts!

    I can't wait to see all the lovely tags you'll be sharing - hard to believe it starts in two days - time if flying!

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  15. Oooh, I see mine...what a beauty it is, Loll! I love the gilt look from the Inka Gold and the colors are swoon worthy :)

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  16. I love my Inka Gold and die cut leaves thank you card Loll. I look at it everyday for inspiration. I'm so excited to see gliding is your CAS Challenge this month. I picked up our month of mail today. Denny and I loved our Anniversary card from you :-) The Smooshed background using Distress inks and Inka Gold is gorgeous with the gilded butterfly and leaf swirl. So much prettier than even your photo. Thank You my friend for always being so thoughtful and such a special friend. With Love, Nancy

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  17. You may have just inspired me to get out my neglected silver gilding wax :)
    Gorgeous cards, Loll... x

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  18. Loll .…...... all these cards are stunning. Your choice of colour is amazing and the white die cuts really make everything pop. Love the one with the bird.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  19. Loll .…...... all these cards are stunning. Your choice of colour is amazing and the white die cuts really make everything pop. Love the one with the bird.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  20. Loll .…...... all these cards are stunning. Your choice of colour is amazing and the white die cuts really make everything pop. Love the one with the bird.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  21. A wonderful technique Loll, these cards are gorgeous...a perfect backdrop to the white dies. Carol x

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  22. Beautiful! I love the subtle yet pop of gold!

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  23. These are beautiful, Loll! A great way to make a batch but keep every one of them individual. I love mine :)

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  24. Amazing technique and stunning cards, Loll! Love the delicate gold on embossing.

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  25. Stunning cards, Loll. The beautiful backgrounds look amazing with the embossing and gold highlights x

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  26. Love all these stunning cards Loll and the design is so clever! xx

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  27. So beautiful, Loll ... the gilded texture behind those gorgeous crisp white die cuts is stunning ... they're all simply amazing! Hugs, Anita :)

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  28. Sorry for being so late, Loll, got here in the end!
    Oh my, you were super busy with these and each and every one is just stunning. I would never think of putting pink with orange and yellow but it's just gorgeous, especially with the gold. LOVE these! xx

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