Saturday, October 17, 2015

Smooshing with Inka Gold

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing my new video tutorial on Smooshing with Inka Gold. :)

I show two different ways in which to "smoosh" with inka gold --- the first using different colours of Inka Gold, and the second using just one colour of Inka Gold and Distress Re-inker.  The card above is the last (third) panel I made with the Gold and Distress Re-inker in the video.  :)

I hope you'll take a look at the video below, or you can watch it in a larger size on YouTube.  If you like the video, please give it a thumbs up to let me know! :) Thank you!  :)

To make the card above, I used the third (lightest) panel from the gold Inka Gold and Peacock Feather's Distress Re-inker for the background.  I die-cut the butterfly's body from the second panel (a bit darker).

I sponged Inka Gold onto white cardstock, once dry, I buffed it to a shine.  I then die-cut the top layer of the butterfly and the flourish from the sponged inka gold card stock.  The sentiment is stamped in Delicata gold ink to finish the card.

I'm entering the card into a few challenges.  Virginia's View wants to see Colouring this month ... I used my Inka Gold and Peacock Feathers distress ink to colour the background and the butterfly.  CAS-ology #168 is looking for a card that includes "You" ... I have "you" in the sentiment. :)

Addicted to Stamps & More #166 is Anything Goes. :)  ... and Simon Says Monday is looking for Watercolouring (I watercoloured with my Inka Gold!). :)

I hope you enjoy the card and video.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Stamps:  Butterfly Birthday Sentiment (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers Distress Re-inker (concentrate) from Tim Holtz; Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold wax paste in gold, palette knife, water mister, Moonlight and Kaleidoscope butterfly dies (Memory Box); Flourish #6 (Crafty Ann)

Virginia's View #19 - All things Coloured
CAS-ology #168 - You
ATS&M #166 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday - Watercolouring


  1. Love this Inka Gold product, will have to check it out. I always love your backgrounds, you achieve such amazing results.

  2. I'm so impressed with the richness of the colors on your background, especially knowing that it was spritzed for the 3rd time! Really gorgeous effect, and I love your butterfly and flourish, too! You are the 'Master' of water coloring with various mediums, Loll!

  3. The card is so beautiful!
    I love your wonderful background and tutorial video!!!

  4. Wonderful video, Loll...thanks so much for this great technique!

  5. Pleased to know I'm doing something right, thanks for confirming the technique and a v clear tutorial.
    Love the card too! :)

  6. Hi Loll,

    Such a stunning card from you, love the background effect, just beautiful.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Thanks for the tutorial, Loll. I've heard you mention and seen you've used inka gold but still wasn't sure what it was, now I know! Love the blue/gold combo on this card.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  8. It was good to see how the Inka Gold works. You've convinced me that I need some. As always, you pick the perfect colors to blend together and using the darker panel to cut the butterfly base from brings everything together to perfection! A gorgeous card, my friend.

  9. Another stunning card Loll. Just going to watch the video......thanks for sharing.


    Karen xxx

  10. Seriously gorgeous! A real beautiful card!

  11. Beautiful card, I will definitely have to buy some inka gold. Thanks for sharing the video.

  12. Love the beautiful colors on your card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

    1. Just had a chance to watch this most excellent tutorial and WOW! Love the effects and interesting to see how the reinker blended in with the Viva on the 2nd technique. And what a beautiful background to this stunning b/fly card. Absolutely amazing. And also a really good video, I loved it! thanks for taking time to show us how. Hugs.

  13. That was a great tutorial Loll. I am a visual learner so I always learn best from seeing something done. I don't have any Inka Gold and I had thought that it was just a gold product so it came as a surprise to find that you can get other colours. I love how you use the backgrounds on your card yet still get such a clean look.
    Carol x

  14. Firstly loved the video such a great technique and the results are fantastic. I love the cards you made with the background especially the butterfly . What a lovely soothing voice you have just perfect for videos i really enjoyed this.


  15. So beautiful. Your cards are my favorites by far. The videos are great too.

  16. This is gorgeous Loll, great tutorial too. Carol x

  17. Such a pretty card, Loll. Thanks so much for linking up at CASology this week.

  18. This is beautiful, Loll! Thank you for the great video tutorial! Inka Gold is a new medium for me. I want to try it:)!

  19. I will see your video at home now I am in the office LOL
    your card is adorable love that butterfly and the mint color ooh I want to fly with your butterfly
    really adorable love love this Loll
    thanks for joining with us at ATSM this time
    please join us again soon
    hugs, Monika

  20. Those 2 colors just work so perfectly together Loll! This is a stunner!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  21. Hey Loll!! Your card is amazing. I love the colors and how you created this card.Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

  22. What a stunner! Amazing background and works beautifully with the bfly die!

  23. BEAUTIFULLY done! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All Things Colored” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

  24. Great video, Loll, and a fabulous card! Thumbs up!

  25. Loll, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you've created your background!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  26. Fabulous video, Loll - I only just had a chance to watch it after being so busy on the weekend. It's great to see the two techniques. I've done the straight inka gold one before, but haven't tried the mix of inka gold and reinker - will do that asap!! Your card is so lovely!

  27. Just watched the video..thank you so much for explaining it so well..another technique to try, as it looks fabulous. Your cards are beautiful and gorgeous! x Thanks again x

  28. Thank you, Loll ... such a fantastic video ... your presentation style is so calm and relaxed! Beautiful backgrounds ... and stunning cards! Hugs, Anita :)

  29. I love the soft shiny finish the Inka Gold gives, Loll. And then placing that gorgeous butterfly on top. Perfection! Wonderful video tutorial, too.

  30. Wow....I just picked up our mail today after our 1 month vacation and there was your Gorgeous smooshed and gilded Just for You 50th anniversary card from you and Gord :-)

    We Love your card and thoughtfulness my friend. Hugs, Nancy and Denny

  31. Beautiful card! Thank you for your video.


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