Posts Tagged ‘Distress Oxide’

Tuesday with Tara {take 179}

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

For the first time since I moved south to North Carolina, we’ve had a snow storm in December (aka SNOWPOCALYPSE 2018)!  While most of the south shuts down with snow & ice like this, I’ve got to say that I’m kinda loving it and it is definitely helping to put me in the Christmas mood!  I’m so glad I saved this card to share with y’all today 🙂  I’ve been having fun with my Snowflakes Turnabout Stamp by Concord & 9th!  For this card, I decided to use the entire design on a 5.5″ square card, stamping in four different colors of Distress Oxide Ink.

I love the combination of brown & teal, especially on a snowy card.  I know brown snowflakes aren’t typical, but they work great with this stamp design mixed in with the other colors of Distress Oxide Inks on a kraft base.  For this card I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Peacock Feathers & Vintage Photo.  I really loved how this background came out, so decided to keep most of it uncovered- adding just a few die cuts and some crinkle ribbon! I didn’t capture it well with photos, but there is some sparkle on that large snowflake and ‘believe’ is cut from pearly white card stock.  I added bits of Nuvo Glitter Drops (Aquatic Mist & Honey Gold) in the background for a bit of extra shine.

I’m a big fan of adding some subtle sparkle, but I’m currently working on pulling out ALL THE SPARKLE for our current challenge and upcoming blog hop- check back here on Friday afternoon for some sparkly seasonal inspiration!  Until then,

Inky hugs,


Funky Foliage Treat Box

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Ok, how adorable are these dies from the Tim Holtz Funky Foliage Die set??? I mean those mushrooms and acorns are just too cute for words even!!

I started with a Trinket Treat Box I made using Eileen Hull’s Trinket Box Die and designer papers from Recollections. I then die cut the Funky Foilage from Bazzil Cardstock in several fall colors that had Stick It Adhesive Sheets added on the back. The Stick It is great if you apply it to the back of your cardstock before running it thru your die cutting machine…this makes putting the foilage pieces together so much easier as there’s now adhesive on the back of all your die pieces. :o)

I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide to ink the edges of the Foliage and treat box.

And what’s a treat box without some treats??? hehehehe

I sure hope you enjoyed my little funky foliage treat box today.

Happy Craftin’!



Tuesday with Tara {take 173}

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Today I’ve got two simple cards to share with you, both featuring Distress Oxides with the Feathers & Ravens die set by Tim Holtz. I started with some simple ink blending to create my background, using a mix of warm colors- Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade & Abandoned Coral.  Each card also features a sentiment stamp by Impression Obsession.

If you look closely, you’ll see some subtle feathers stamped on the background- these were stamped with water spritzed on my stamps instead of ink, giving a subtle ‘ghosting’ effect- appropriate for the day before Halloween I thought 🙂  I used feathers from a stamp set by Altenew on this card.

For this second card, I used the sentiment in the background- partly ‘ghosted’ and partly in the Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink for some subtle variations.

I used the Sakura Quickie Glue pen for adhering the small details in these dies, but also added some 3D foam squares for dimension.  I like mixing the two on a single die sometimes so some parts lay flat and some pop- like on this bird where I chose to glue his feet & tail flat to the card base.  You can tell by the shadows which parts are flat and which were raised.

Hope you have a fantastic week!

Inky hugs,