Posts Tagged ‘Distress Oxide’

Tuesday with Tara {take 331} Birthday Hugs

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card its designed for those January and December birthdays… the ones that are so close to Christmas that they sometimes get overlooked!  They are a perfect opportunity to use the wintery stamps in your collection and let them know how special they really are.  I actually purchased this ‘Snowman Joy‘ die by Penny Black specifically for birthday cards, though it would definitely work for Christmas too!

I wanted to highlight the simple white snowman on a fun ombre background of blended Distress Oxide Inks.  I chose soft pastels again, blending into the bright pink of kitsch flamingo on top!  I set this blend aside to dry overnight before die cutting with a stitched frame and then white embossed a birthday sentiment from MFT.

I muddied things up a little bit when I added some shading (oops… that’s what I get for having a dirty brush!) so I added a bit of glitter to help 🙂  A few scattered crystals added to the sparkle and finished off this simple card.  Sometimes simple is best, especially when you have a cute die like this one to be your focal point!  I think it’ll bring a smile to the recipient, don’t you?

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 330} Foxy Christmas

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet… kinda like the process of making this card!  It’s a pretty quick & easy card that is great for some last minute cards.  I really wanted to demo it for you with a video, but we’ve had new flooring installed this week and are living in chaos right now, so I’m afraid that didn’t happen!

I did use a new stamp though, the sweet Foxy Christmas set by Woodware Stamps over a soft ombre of Distress Oxide Inks.

Instead of using a background stamp, like I did in the tutorial, which you can see on my original post from back in 2016 on my blog,  I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment (this is an OLD Stampendous wooden stamp) repeatedly in the mid-tone ink.

Hope you like my ‘torn’ inspiration!  Have a Merry Christmas & a foxy celebration!

Inky hugs,


Let It Snow?

Friday, November 19th, 2021

And just like that, it’s Friday again! Hope everyone is doing well, especially if you’ve been affected by the horrible weather events in BC.

I don’t know about you, but I’m just as happy when snow stays away for as long as possible. 😉  But that doesn’t mean I can’t put a little of the white stuff on a card for today’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge prompt, SNOW!



It’s a bonus when I can manage to make a cute card with just a little bit of sass! That penguin seems made for pitching snowballs, and I suppose it’s one way to get his little reindeer to pull the sled. The background is made with mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink blended on white cardstock, and then splattered with water. A few of my splats are larger than ideal, but oh well. 😀  The snow is made using a fun new product, snowfall distress grit-paste! It’s added to a separate piece of watercolour paper so it wouldn’t pick up any of the oxide colour. My critters, sled and snowballs are all from Lawn Fawn’s Toboggan Together, and the sentiment from Tiny Tag Sayings. The panel and sentiment dies are older My Favorite Things dies from my stash.



I hope my little snowy scene has inspired you to play along on the Scrap ‘n Stamp Random Acts of Cardness Facebook group! And stay tuned this weekend for the winner announcement for the Let It Snow Inspiration Hop!