Stamp-a-Faire continues with yet another wonderful tutorial (catch it here) by Danielle Flanders that encourages us to use gold on our projects, and in particular, Liquid Leaf Gold, which unfortunately I didn't have available.
So I substituted a product called Inka Gold by Viva Decor, which works in the same way. Inka Gold is a waxy product that you rub onto your paper die cuts. Once dry (it dries very quickly), you rub the surface with a soft paper cloth/tissue, which brings out its luxurious shine. However, I actually added a bit of water to the "pot" and mixed the medium with a paintbrush until I achieved the right consistency to paint it onto my die cut in order to get the "brushed" affect.
I started with a piece of black cardstock, which I diecut with my Splits: Celebrate die. Love how the brushstrokes didn't completely cover the cardstock and allowed the black to come through in some areas.
Once dried, I shined it up and added the "celebrate" diecut to the centre and adhered it with dimensionals to my black cardstock, which I cut with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it on a panel of shiny gold cardstock, then again on a final panel of black. Of course, I had to add gold ink spots to my top black panel too!
A white cardstock strip was also painted with the Inka Gold for the remainder of my sentiment, but this time I used black embossing powder. A quick trim, a few adhesive dots placed behind, and the panel was added to the base of my card. The last finishing touch was the addition of a few sparkly gold sequins and my card was a 'fait accompli' :-)
Thanks for joining me today - hope you get time to join in the SAF fun!
Stamps & Dies: PTI Wet Paint Cuts III