Posts Tagged ‘Distress Oxide’

Tuesday with Tara {take 104}

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a simple, classy card to share with you that features a new stamp set by Concord & 9th, which is new in the online store!  

Maybe you’ve noticed, but I really love sentiment stamps, and this set was so versatile and just so CLASSY, I couldn’t resist it!  (Apparently I’m not the only one who thought so, because it is currently sold out… but I’m sure Raya will be getting it back in stock again before long!)  I’ve paired it with a Tim Holtz floral die cut out of my card front and layered an inked piece of book paper behind it (I used Distress Oxide with lots of water over a gesso base) and added a strip of yellow paper and a small stamped & die cut butterfly to finish it off. (Did  you see that Tim Holtz released 12 more colors of Distress Oxide?  You can pre-order the bundle here & save!  So much inky fun!)

I kept the inside very simple, but wanted to share with you the inside sentiment that’s also included in the stamp set:

This will be my new go-to set for thank you cards!

I’ve got another card to share with you using this stamp set, so I encourage you to come back and see us on SATURDAY for a fun CANADA DAY BLOG HOP featuring a fab new beaver stamp & die set that’s in the store!  We’ve got some great artists and creative fun to share with you, so be sure to carve out some time on your Saturday morning to hop with us!  It’s our first blog hop, and we’re pretty excited about it!

Hope you have a great week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Concord & 9th Being Classy stamp set

Distress Oxide in Fossilized Amber & Wilted Violet

Tim Holtz Die Mixed Media 2

My Favorite Things Beautiful Butterflies Clear Stamp & dies

 

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 98}

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you had a great week!  Since I neglected to post a Mother’s Day card last week I thought I’d share a card celebrating women… it came about from some fun creative play with Distress Oxide and paper dolls and botanical due cuts from Tim Holtz idea-ology.

I started with a kraft card, some collaged papers and white gesso.


From there I inked & spritzed a subtle background with Distress Oxide inks (iced spruce & vintage photo) then stamped a background stamp with Faded Jeans.  I missed the stamp heavily for puddles of Oxide goodness…

After selecting die cut images, I inked a small Manila tag as well, adding some broken china for a little brighter color. I stamped the same background image on my tag, then added some script as well.

The finished card is a simple, vintage collage with some great inky layers.  Hope you like it and it inspires you to play with Distress Oxides!  They’re pretty fun!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Materials used:

kraft cardstock

manilla tag

Distress Oxide inks Broken China, Faded Jeans, Iced Spruce, Vintage Photo, walnut Stain

Idea-ology Paper Dolls

Idea-ology Botanical layers die cuts

Hero Arts background stamps

White gesso

ink blending tools & foams

crinkle ribbon

idea-ology baubles

idea-ology small talk sticker

Tuesday with Tara {take 97}

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

This week I played some more with Distress Oxide Inks and a beautiful stamp set by Altenew called ‘faithful feathers’ (it was in the online store, but it seems to be gone today- must be sold out!  I’m sure Raya can order more though!)

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The stamp set includes a variety of sentiments and several layers of a single feather design, I used the solid base and the outline for this card.  I inked the solid feather repeatedly with two colors of Distress Oxide, misted with water before stamping.  On some I was more generous with water, which allowed for more oxidizing of the inks and some bleeding, which I thought gave a soft & pretty look!  I blended some ink into the white spaces and layered iced spruce through a stencil for more texture. Finally (after I was sure everything was dry!) I heat embossed the feather outline stamp over the solid images in white.

It made a very pretty background, so I kept everything else simple with a white embossed sentiment on colored cardstock and some thin, colored jute wrapped around the card.
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There are some really great elements in this stamp set, so I’m sure you will see more in the future!

Hope you enjoyed- have a creative day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce

Watercolor Cardstock

Faithful Feathers stamp set

White Embossing Powder

Tim Holtz Latticework Stencil

Ink Blending Tool & Foams