Archive for the ‘Distress Oxide’ Category


Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan here with you today sharing the Random Acts of Kindness prompt and that is Friendship. I’ve had the Bundled Buddies stamp set from Penny Black for quite some time and absolutely love it but never use it. I love the image and I especially love the sentiment and thought it was perfect for today.

I started with a piece of white card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4″ knowing I was going to cut it down with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle Die after I was done. I stamped the image with Versafine Nocturne ink then covered it with a mask. I cut a piece of masking paper to put on the bottom of the panel for snow.

I blended Peacock Feathers, Prize Ribbon and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks onto the panel for sky. Next I sprayed on some water and dried it with a towel to get the look of falling snow. I also added some of the ink from a Posco white pen to a block and with a tiny paint brush splattered some more snow onto the panel.

I removed the masks then set about coloring the image with my copics. I’ve listed the colors below for you. I start with the lighter shade and color all or most of the area that I’m coloring. You can see that the face, bird, bag and boots aren’t completely covered. I left some blank spaces for highlights instead of having to go back in with a white marker and add them in.

Next I used the White Posca Paint Pen to add more snow. Adding all the dots on top of the image makes it look like the snow is falling all around it. I cut the panel down with a stitched rectangle die then added the heat embossed sentiment. I used some craft foam to add it to another piece of white card stock that is 4 x 5 1/4″ then added that directly to a card base.

Copic Colors Used:

Face: E000 Pale Fruit Pink, E93 Tea Rose, E15 Dark Suntan

Coat: R35 Coral, R29 Lipstick Red, R89 Dark Red

Scarf: E11 Barely Beige, E15 Dark Suntan, E18 Copper

Bird, Boots & Bag: B41 Powder Blue, B45 Smoky Blue

Mittens: G24 Willow, G94 Grayish Olive, G99 Olive

Shading on the snow: N0 neutral Gray


Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!


If you’re interested in purchasing any of the supplies I’ve used I’ve listed them over on my blog HERE. For some reason I am unable to share them here. Sorry about that.

Tuesday with Tara {take 314} Scenic Shells

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

I was really stalling on making this card because I had plans to pick up the new Prize Ribbon Distress Ink bundle this week… but unfortunately I wasn’t able to get them in my hands until Tuesday afternoon, which is a bit late for a Tuesday with Tara project to come together!  You can bet you’ll see some of it next week though 🙂

Inspired by the challenge theme, “beach” I chose colors to resemble sand and sea and blended them together.  I chose a few shells from the same Jane Davenport stamp set I used for the blog hop.  The real inspiration for this card goes WAY back though- to card set I made with a tutorial for the Ranger blog.  It’s no longer posted there, but I’ve got the full tutorial up on my blog for you to see!

Basically, it involves creating a simple torn paper mask and placing it over white card stock to do your ink blending over.  You could definitely use a straight cut or die cut edge as a mask as well, but I love the organic look of a torn edge and you can’t beat the value of using some scrap paper for it!

I chose to do a vertical card so my sand could be at the bottom of the blend.  I used Distress Oxide Inks this time and started in the middle, with Salvaged Patina, then added some Salty Ocean above it.  I worked from the bottom with Vintage Photo and then worked in a little bit of Wild Honey to soften the blend from brown to blue.  Instead of a stamp, I selected a stencil to add texture over the blend.  I used Picket Fence, but it ended up a tad yellow due to my lazy stencil cleaning…

Once I lifted my torn paper masks, I added my stamped images!  In retrospect, I probably should have allowed my Distress Oxide Inks to dry a bit longer before stamping, but it turned out okay.  A slightly smudged stamp isn’t the end of the world!

My finishing touches are a sentiment strip and some Picket Fence Sequins- aptly named Ocean Breeze (out of stock right now, but Spiked Ocean Water is equally fab and available!).  I hope this simple card is a reminder to you to always take the scenic route!

Inky hugs,


Layered Die Cuts

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Welcome to the weekend, my friend! It’s Deb here from the Design Team, to share my project for today’s Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge. Today’s word that I chose is cuts, as in die cuts. So for my project I decided to do a layered die cuts card.


To start, I decided to use the Tim Holtz Doodle Art Thinlit for the background. It’s full sized, so it covers the entire card front. Start with a piece of white cardstock, and blend on some Distress Oxide inks. I chose Cracked Pistachio, Dusty Concord and Spun Sugar.  After blending the inks, lay the Thinlit over the cardstock, and run it through your Big Shot.  With these detailed background dies, I find that I have to run them through several times, to ensure that every area cuts through.

Layered Die Cuts

Next, stamp the Diamond Sentiments stamp from Poppystamps in Versamark ink onto another piece of white cardstock. Cover the ink with gold embossing powder, and heat set. Now you’re ready to colour the leaves and flowers. I used Copic markers in YG25 Celadon Green, YG07 Acid Green, and G03 Meadow.  The pink if from Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Bright Pink marker. The sentiment is from the same set, stamped in dark pink. I like this Diamond Sentiments set, because it comes with the coordinating Die!

Layered Die Cuts

To finish off the card front, wrap some gold thread and tuck  it in behind the Diamond Sentiment. Glue the die cut background onto a light green card base, and then add the sentiment with foam squares or tape. The final touch is to add some Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles.


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Layered Die Cuts

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