Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Smooshed Inka Gold Christmas


Hi everyone.  Welcome to the last Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge for the year. I've had so much fun with the HLS CAS challenges this year and I hope you have too.  Can't wait for you to see what's in store for 2016 --- I think you're going to love our challenges.  Thanks again to everyone who has entered cards.  We are thrilled with the response we've had every month.

Here's the newest challenge ...






Winning entry receives a HLS stamp set.



I have MANY favourite techniques ... but decided that smooshing is my most favourite right now, especially smooshing with Inka Gold wax paste. :)  I LOVE the colours, shimmer and shine of this amazing product.  And smooshing is one of the easiest and most beautiful techniques ... at least I think so.  Here's a link to my YouTube video on inka gold smooshing.

I used mixed media paper for this, but you can also use watercolour paper or regular card stock --- each of the papers has their own unique look.  Not only did I smoosh a panel of mixed media paper, but I smooshed it a couple of times, drying after each time. :)  It built up beautiful layers of colour.  I die-cut (another favourite technique of mine) a simple plain ornament, but then put it through my big shot with a flourish embossing folder.  LOVE the raised design on my smooshed paper.  I wanted the ornament to be the star of the card, so I only added a simple silver embossed sentiment and silver cord bow.  I didn't think anything else was needed.  This is a very quick and easy CAS card or QCAS as Darnell would say. :)

I'm also excited to announce that TaeEun (rainbow in november) is our Guest Designer for our CAS Challenge this month.  Welcome TaeEun.  We're so happy to have you on the team!

Please click HERE to check out TaeEun's CAS card, along with the rest of the cards from our very talented and inspiring designers.  And come make a CAS card with your favourite technique and link up to the challenge.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

I'm going to share this card at Sparkle Christmas #52 - Anything Goes,  and AAA Cards #53 - Anything Goes.  Also sharing at Fusion (Blue Christmas) ... and since I used a snippet for my ornament, I'm stopping by the Playhouse for Week #205. :)

Thanks for dropping by for a visit!








Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold wax paste (Jade, Steel Blue, Platinum), water mister, Ornament Set 2 die (Elizabeth Craft Designs, Musical Flourish embossing folder (Cuttlebug), silver embossing powder, heat tool, silver cording

Challenges:
HLS December CAS Challenge
Sparkle Christmas #52 - Anything Goes
AAA Cards #53 - Anything Goes
Fusion (Blue Christmas)
Snippets Playhouse - Week 205

31 comments:

Jane said...

Gorgeous smooshed and die cut ornament, love it! Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

Carol said...

Simply stunning Loll! Carol x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, the ornament is stunning, love the colours, Cathy x

Mac Mable said...

Had a little chuckle when I saw the 'theme' and your gorgeous card and guessed you might to Swooshing with Inka's...You are the Queen of the technique after all x However throughout the year on your blog you've been Queen of quite a few more!! Such a pretty, delicate and beautiful card, with quite a few techniques for me to be inspired by, thank you x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful card and soft, pretty colours Loll! Have a lovely evening my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Linda said...

You are the Queen of smooshing Loll so it just had to be your favourite technique. Love this little ornament, such pretty colours. xx

Lee-Anne said...

Gorgeous colors, Loll! Finally got around to trying your smooshing technique with the Inkas...thanks for the inspiration!

Toni said...

you are certainly the smooshing queen, Loll! I love what you've done here--adorable!

Toni

Gibmiss said...

Another Stunning card... Lol... Love all your inspirational pro gets ...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Pam Sparks said...

so beautiful Loll! Love your gorgeous card designing here!

Bonnie said...

Love all these techniques, Loll! What a sweet ornament and the tiny bit of silver is all it needed to finish it off!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I had a bit of a giggle when I saw this after my earlier comment about my happy mail from you! Talk about a spectacular showpiece card, Lolly! It makes me sigh with love!! Pinning! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

CAS perfection, Loll - it's even lovelier in real life!

Kylie said...

The blue combination of that paste is so pretty! A gorgeous CAS design! xx

Aileen (mum) said...

Totally perfect, my new year resolution is to get some of this Inca gold and give this technique a go. Love the look and how you did the Christmas bauble.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I wish I could zoom in with a microscope so I could see every little swirl in that amazing ornament! The colours are so stunning and it just hovers over the background!! Love it my friend. hugs :)

Di said...

Wow Loll - absolutely stunning! LOVE the smooshing - I need some of that Inca gold for sure :) Top marks indeed.

Hugs

Di xx

Karen B said...

Another smooching stunner Loll - gorgeous colours. Love it!

Hugs.

Karen xxx



TaeEun said...

Your smooshed ornament is gorgeous as always! Pretty CAS card design! Thank you for having me as GD this month!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous smooshed background for your dry embossed ornament Loll. Such a perfect CAS design too. TFS and hosting another inspiring challenge my friend.

Barb Ghig said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you blended your inks and embossed the pattern on this ornament...so beautiful, and perfectly CAS!

TK said...

Gorgeous! And NOBODY does smooshed inka gold like you!

Karen Mead said...

Your card is just gorgeous Loll and I love the beautiful design xx

Jenny Colacicco said...

So CAS - love this !! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! Love the color and texture on the ornament! The silver details add elegance!

Deepti said...

That ornament is beautiful :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow, it's beautiful!
Hugs,
BożenA

Sue said...

Beautiful smooshing, so soft and pretty and I love that you embossed it too! x

Anita in France said...

Wow, what a gorgeous ornament, Loll ... wonderful colours and fabulous texture in the embossing ... so eye catching! Hugs, Anita:)

cm said...

Breath-taken-away beautiful! I've given up on smooshing (way less stress and talk about saving on paper *grin*), so seeing your gorgeous ornament is all the more impressive!
Hugs~c

Donna said...

LOVE the gentle 'feel' of this card, Loll. So pretty :)