I had such fun today.
My friends Jan and Josie came and we played, ate and played some more.
We missed you Nance.
First we played with Inka Gold.
We each researched techniques so we had lots of ideas.
Some things we learned:
Inka Gold spreads better with your finger than a latex glove.
Baby wipes don't get it off your fingers. It spreads it.
The more you spritz it with water, the less it shines.
(But it still has some shimmer.)
Sponge brushes work well to spread it with stencils.
That beautiful metallic shine doesn't show up well in photographs.
It's an awesome product and makes beautiful backgrounds
and color to die cuts.
I wanted to make another card for my friend Darnell's NBUS challenge
so I pulled out my NBUS box.
(It's like weight lifting.)
This was the perfect NBUS to use since Darnell (cough) enabled me to get this die set.
I cut it out and put it over a piece of the Inka Gold Smoosh.
(Did I say that smooshing was a technique we tried?)
Then to really entrench myself in this challenge and since the box was already out
and needed to be lightened before it was returned to it's resting place,
I used the new Stampin' Up! set, Grateful Bunch
to stamp the sentiment and the delightful butterfly.
I'm also taking this over to
Make Your Own Background
And with the smooshing (Inka Gold with water per Loll's tutorial)
which is a form of watercolor, stamping, die cuts and bling, this is a
card for our March Challenge.
And may I add that Loll and I are so excited that so many of you have joined our challenge.
You warm our hearts!
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Grateful Bunch (SU)
Ink: Bermuda Bay (SU)
Paper: Solar White (Neena)
Other: Inka Gold (Steel Blue, Jade, Platinum), Distress Windham Collage Die (MB), Moonstone Assorted Sequin Assortment (SSS)