viva party day 1 is here!!!

today’s the day!  day 1 of our Viva Decor party here at Pezadoodle Designs!  Viva Decor has been SO generous and is supplying prize packs for one of YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY for the next 7 days!!!  How do you win?  simply leave a comment on the post for each day.  want extra chances to win?  there are two ways to get your name thrown into the hat for two more chances.  subscribe to my blog via email AND announce this party on your blog!  if you post the link i will be automatically notified so you don’t need to come back here and let me know.

now on with the show!  Day 1 is shimmering faux stained glass:

And the prize today is all of the Viva Decor products you need to do today’s tutorial:

i am also throwing in a pack of gold outline stickers to use with this technique as well!

this is a fun and easy technique that gives you a great look!  so let’s get started!

Gather your supplies.  You need white cardstock (any kind), outline stickers or peel offs, Viva Decor Inka Gold in Platinum, and several colors of Viva Decor Gloss Gel pens.  Notice i cut my white card stock with Spellbinders Nestibilities before i started.  I suggest cutting your piece to the shape you want before getting started.

Step 1:  Cover your white card stock with Inka Gold.  Inka Gold is a creamy consistency with an incredible metallic sheen.  I use my finger to apply it but you can use a sponge if you would prefer.  You want to smooth it on in an even layer making sure you have solid coverage BUT not thick or lumpy.  In the picture you can see the left side is too thin, paper is showing through.  The right side has a thin but complete layer of platinum across it.  Inka Gold has a beeswax base and will begin to firm up fairly quickly.  if you accidently pull some up while you are working just go back over it and it will be fine.  Now set your piece aside to firm up for 5 minutes or so.

Step 2: Once firm you want to buff it up really well.  Just use a DRY paper towel and buff in a circular motion.  this brings out the gloss and removes any residual tackiness.

Step 3: Next carefully peel up your outline sticker and place it onto your piece.

Step 4: Now simply fill in the spaces with your Gloss Gels.  Gloss gels are semi transparent color.  so you have the vibrant color and at the same time the shimmer of the Inka Gold comes through as well!  This is incredibly tough to capture with a camera!

You can stamp on the Inka Gold with Staz On – since the surface is slick a regular dye ink will not work.  In addition you can use alcohol inks over it as well for a wonderfully marbled effect!

This is a great technique for unique beautiful cards that don’t take a lot of time NOR are they bulky so they are easy to mail!

Viva Decor products are available at a number of retailers online and you can get additional information HERE.  I found my outline stickers at A Cherry on Top and my LSS.  If you have trouble finding anything please let me know!!!  and be sure to catch tomorrow’s Viva Giveaway!

now get your entries in for the drawing!  All drawings will take place at the end of the 7 days!

have a FABULOUS DAY!!!

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65 Responses

  1. What a neat technique Marti! Thanks for sharing it.
    hugs,
    Gini

  2. You ROCK the Viva Decor, my friend! Thanks for all these neat tips and tricks at your party!

  3. I love these products, but though I own 2 bottles of the 3-D gel, I have never used them. Now, if I could just win some Inka-gold, I could play!!! Thanks to you and to Viva Decor for this great chance to win some of their awesome products!!!

  4. Wow what a great candle!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Michelle

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