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Monday, July 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink SAF 2016 - Gilded in Gold with Danielle Flanders

Happy Monday!

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


  1. Great idea - I would never think to paint this Splits die with gold or any other color! All of that gold looks fabulous on the black background.

  2. Absolutely beautiful card...love your wonderful background.


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