Thursday, January 18, 2018

Using Distress Oxide Inks

Hi there, how are you doing today?
I got to playing around over the holidays with backgrounds made with Distress Oxide Inks. I made two of them into cards today and I'll share them in a quick post. It feels good getting them off my desk and into the ready-to-mail pile.Do you send Valentine's? Now that we have grands, I will be sending them for sure!

Both backgrounds used the same colors: Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey. Can you tell I received the new colors for Christmas? 

For the first card, I blended the inks for a fairly straightforward background, adding droplets of water and splatters of ink and white paint to add texture. I made a shaker, sandwiching the sequins mix between two sheets of acetate and stamped the sentiment in Staz On ink (from SSS Big Scripty Greetings) on the top sheet. The small hearts were die cut from the same background when I removed the large heart, and I added black stitching to complement the black sentiment. A wink of shimmer and a few sequins complete the adornments on the card front.

For the second card, I blended the background and then wet a background stamp (MFT - Distressed Stripes) and while damp lay it over the colored background. This allowed the color to LIFT, forming beautiful stripes.  Again, shimmer and spatters of water and white paint were used. The sentiment (from SSS: Hello Beautiful) was embossed in white on a banner. Behind the three die cut hearts, I placed a white panel stamped with the Falling Hearts background stamp from SSS. Sherbet Shimmer Glitter Nuvo drops were dotted here and there.

Wow, this was supposed to be a quick post. Hope you liked it! 
Have a great day, thanks for visiting!  

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