Posts Tagged ‘Distress Oxide’

Tuesday with Tara {take 283} Birthday Joy

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m bringing some birthday JOY to the blog with this cheerful, glittery card that just happens to be a perfect fit for my sister, whose birthday is this week!

I wanted to have as much glitter as possible on her card, so I decided to ink a fun rainbow in her favorite colors on a slimline card front and cover it up with glitter paste!  I’ve used three colors of Distress Oxide Ink for the blend on this card- Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet & Picked Raspberry.  I’ve used a fun Picket Fence Slimline ‘rainbows’ stencil and scripted a clear glitter paste over it (this is moonstone by Nuvo), and I love how it really accentuates the color blends on the card!

I’ve done a bit of mixing and matching again with the die cut sentiment on this card.  I wanted to keep it simple and bold by cutting in white and this mix of the scripty birthday and bold joy is really fun (especially since my sister’s name is Joy!).

I used the smaller slimline panel die from Picket Fence to cut out my background, which gave a nice crisp cut on this glittery piece.  I don’t know if this qualifies as a ‘clean and simple’ card, but I’m gonna claim CAS on this one. LOL.  I hope it makes the birthday girl smile!  (Love ya loads sister dear!)

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 280} Goodwill to men

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

“Goodwill” seems like a good theme for the last card I’m sharing here in 2020… it’s been a year like no other and I can only hope that each of us finds some goodwill to share as we end this year and brave our way into the next one.

My cards today are simple, and I’m sharing two because honestly I wasn’t crazy about the first one I made!  I do love this Peace on Earth stamp set by Concord & 9th, though.  It has such a lovely script that was fun to use with a variety of shades of Distress Oxide Ink.  I love how bold it stamped on colored card stock for this card (green & blue is always a favorite combo of mine).   I decided to try the two main sentiments on a square card, which meant a bit of experimenting with the ‘let there be’ part of the sentiment.  I cut the words apart (yes- the actual polymer stamps) so I could play around with arrangement and then ended up stamping them individually on strips of Kraft card stock for the result you see on the finished card.

I embellished this one simply with a few pieces of die cut greens from two different Tim Holtz Sizzix sets (garden greens & holiday greens).  The stamping in the background layer is a couple of the greenery stamps that came with the Peace on Earth stamp set.

This next card is not my favorite… I think I liked it better before I started adding extra stamps & embellishments to it, but I guess I know for next time! My concept was to use several different shades of green for a fun mix of colors.  I used some of the secondary stamps from the set around the text and decided to use die cut poinsettias instead of the floral stamp in the set.  These little cuties are by Dee’s Distinctively and the die cuts multiples of three different sizes of flowers as well as some individual leaves!

As much as I love the little dies, I think they are what I don’t like about my card… or maybe it’s just the placement of the small flower. Oh well, sometimes our makes just seem a bit ‘meh’ and we have to just roll with it 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to hear if you have a great idea for what would fix my card layout for next time.  I hope the last few days of 2020 are good ones for you, and that you can bless others with a bit of goodwill!

Inky hugs,


Its Winter

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

Hello all, Kia back with you today to share my card for Day 20 of the Random Act of Cardness challenges.

The challenge for today is “SNOW”. I have done a card full of snowflakes to celebrate snow. I love the winter time finding it such a refreshing time of year, especially when it snows. I tried to replicate that in this card.

I finally used my Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, and it took this card to do it. Sorry to say, it is not exactly one of my favourite colours, but for this kind of card I find it perfect, its cold! I started this card by laying down some colour on my work surface and spritzing with water, then pounced my piece of Tonic watercolour card stock in the puddle I made, drying after each layer. I did several layers this way, then for the final layer I spritzed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water, applying a shimmering look to the card.

Once dry with my fingers I added Stickles Glitter Gel over the card front. If you look closely you will see the gold stars throughout. I used my finger for this as I find when using a palette knife the stars end up close together for some reason. With my finger I can get them to spread out.

While waiting for the card to dry I die cut some snowflakes from a sheet of the Tonic watercolour card. Using the left over negative pieces from the die cutting card I applied texture paste with my fingers, which I used as I did not want to curl any of the delicate parts of the flake with a palette knife.

Once the paste was dry, using foam tape I attached my card panel to a mirror gold card base. It is gold on the front and white inside. I did this now as I would be using gems and foam dots from this point on.

I glued the die cut snowflakes in place around the card except for two which I attached with foam squares. I then painted the the two snowflakes with Nuvo Shimmering Pen in Midas Touch, then put some of the liquid on my work surface and splattered a lot all over the card with a paint brush. It is so beautiful in real life.

I finished by adding gold gems to a few of the snowflakes as well as randomly around the card. I did not really want a sentiment on the front, I have a nice one for the inside instead.

I really enjoyed making this card, and I hope you enjoy it as well. Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products that I have used for this card today, at no extra cost to you.