For those of you unfamiliar with Viva Decor's Inka Gold, it is a fast drying metal gloss paint that contains natural Bees Was. You can apply it to a number of surfaces like wood, cardboard, unglazed pottery, metal and paper. It can be applied with a sponge or even your finger; buffing it will bring out its shine.
Before potentially messing up my card, I tested the Inka Gold by trying it on various colors of card stock to see what would work best. I embossed scrap pieces in a variety of colors and found that the Emerald Envy card stock gave me the look I wanted–a kind of patina.
I cut a standard card base from Thick Whisper White and a matte to fit the card front from Emerald Envy. After dry embossing the matte with the Holly Embossing Folder, I rubbed the Inka Gold over the embossing and then polished it with a paper towel. The embossed matte was then adhered to the card front with Fast Fuse.
Next, a strip of Cherry Cobbler was embossed with the Cable Knit Folder and adhered as a border on the left of the card front. A strip of the Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon was also added.
Basic Black Archival ink was used to stamp one of the mice from the Merry Mice stamp set onto Thick Whisper White. It was colored using Stampin' Write Markers and then die cut using one of the Stitched Shape Framelits. It was adhered to an Emerald Envy matte die cut using a scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelits. The mouse was adhered to the card front using Dimensionals.
Cherry Cobbler berries were die cut using a die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and adhered around the mouse using Glue Dots. The sentiment was stamped with Cherry Cobbler onto Thick Whisper White and then die cut using the Classic Label Punch. It was adhered to the card front using Foam Adhesive Strips.
I think it is fun to experiment with all kinds of media because you never know what you can create until you try it!