Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Inka Gold Christmas


Hi everyone.  I'm playing along with Merry Monday Challenge #211 (Blue, Gold, White / Silver).  This is the last Merry Monday until the beginning of September as the Design Team is taking a much needed break for the summer.

I had a difficult time photographing this card.  It looks blurry, and the inka gold shimmer does not show one bit.  In real life the blue, platinum (pearl) and gold inka smooshed in the background are shimmery and look like marble.  The die-cut gold snowflake is recessed behind the popped up card front with the snowflake aperture. The sentiment is heat embossing in gold to match.

Easy card to make as I already that the inka gold background in my stash, ready to be made into a card.  Why don't you come and play along??!!  The challenge is open until noon (PDT) on Sunday, so there's still lots of time to join in the fun!







Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); gold foil (SU!)
Ink:  Inka gold in Steel blue, Platinum and Gold; Gold Delicata
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, stitched snowflake die (lil' inkers), gold embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Merry Monday #211 - Blue, Gold, White / Silver

28 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Loll the card looks wonderful, this photo certainly shows it to its best. As always beautiful, love the combo of blue and gold.

Kathyk said...

It's a gorgeous make, Loll, who wouldn't love to receive this?

Kathyk

papierelle said...

Beautiful!! The combination of colors and material is great!!

Marcia HIll said...

Such a pretty card Loll! And I can imagine that your background IRL is spectacular with the shimmer from the Inka Gold & Platinum in it! I love just the single gold inlaid snowflake too! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card Loll - and congrats on your MM win this week - looking forward to seeing what you create for inspiration for us.

MaryH said...

It's breath-taking with the hazy blue (looks like snow clouds to me)...and I love the way you've done the aperture. The gold gleams so well through the opening, and seems so intensified with the set-back. This is gorgeous, and the combination to create the blue Inca smooshing was a good trio of colors. TFS & Hugs

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Loll!!! Hope you're well!!!!
Have just seen on Mary's blog that you had your birthday so I just wanted to pop in for some belated happy birthday wishes!!! Hope you had a wonderful day and that your loved ones spoiled you a lot!!!!! May the next year be a blessed one for you and may your days be filled with all that makes you happy!!! I'm a follower of your blog, but I'm a few days behind on blogvisits so I've just seen here that Mary had her birthday, too!!!!
I visit all your posts and really enjoy your beautiful and unique cards!!!! You've got a wonderful style!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Colleen said...

Beautiful, Loll... so glad you got me hooked on that Inca gold!! I love your background and the gold snowflake is perfect!! Thank you for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Julie B said...

Love the gold snowflake behind the diecut. :)

Susan said...

Looking forward to seeing this one in real life! I bet that Inka Gold panel is gorgeous! Love the gold snowflake!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So beautiful Loll! That background is gorgeous and I can imagine the shimmer! What a great idea mounting that shiny star into the recess like that . . . inspired! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Donna said...

I feel your pain! Photographs of cards are not as easy and straightforward as they seem, are they? This is beautiful, Loll. I finally found out what inks gold looks like yesterday - saw it on a TV craft demo!!!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning and so elegant...yes it drives me nuts too not being able to truly represent some of my cards. Loving the mounting of the card and the recess of that pretty snowflake. Thanks fro sharing x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background and so perfect for this shiny gold snowflake! Another gorgeous card, my friend! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Barb Ghig said...

I'll bet your Inka Gold background looks amazing IRL, Loll! Looks like a gorgeous blue sky from here, and your gold snowflake and sentiment are just perfect for your elegant CAS design! Someone is going to feel very special when they receive this fabulous Christmas card!

the bean said...

Beautiful card ! TFS

Nancy Stislow said...

What a gorgeous background. It reminds me of a dreamy sky, so beautiful. The recessed snowflake- wonderful technique, so different. You say it's easy but coming up with these wonderful ideas isn't always so easy!

Donna Schnees said...

The background and the snowflake are gorgeous. TFS!!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is stunning! The sky background looks fabulous and I can imagine it's even more beautiful in real life. Shimmer is hard to capture in a photo!
Just got my first pot of Inka Gold (gold) and it's all your fault ;)

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your gorgeous Inka Gold and marbled background card, Loll. Your snowflake looks very shimmery on my PC and your background is stunning. TFS I sure hope I get to play too. Hugs, Nancy

Linda said...

This looks so pretty ..... I love the gold with the blue.

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Loll, I love the beautiful snowflake. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Karen D. said...

so pretty and looks great in the photo to me!
hugs,
K

JosieD said...

Smooshed inkas always look good to me. And I like how you recessed the snowflake. Great looking card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous foiled snowflake, Loll, and I love your background!!

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! I bet this card is amazing in real life Loll! I love that background, it is just stunning, so I can imagine how it must look in person to be able to see the inka gold on it. I love the snowflake down under like that, give such a stunning effect to me. Yep, I am totally and hopelessly in love with this card! Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

What a beauty, Loll ... the shimmery frostiness of the background is gorgeous enough ... with the gold snowflake set into it, it's a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

Kia said...

The background is beautiful Loll and I can just imagine the shimmer! I love the snowflake too - a beautiful Christmas card.