Posts Tagged ‘Distress oxides’

Fun With Distress Oxides

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Hi Everyone. It’s March 1st and it’s still so cold out. I’m really

hoping it warms up soon. I spent last night in my craft room

where it’s warm playing with my distress oxide inks. I set the

camera up to record all the fun but apparently I forgot to hit

the record button – oops. But I do have lots of pics for you.


I pulled out my distress oxide inks and couldn’t decide which ones to

use, so… I used them all 🙂 I cut a piece of watercolor cardstock to

5 1/8 x 3 1/4″ and set about making the background. The amazing

thing about oxide inks is the colors layer on top of each other.

Normally when you layer as much ink as I did it would end up

looking like mud but with the chemical combination in oxide inks

makes it so they layer. It’s all very sciency and super cool!

To make the background, start by smooshing one color of ink onto a

craft mat. Give it a few spritz of water and start pouncing the water

color paper into the ink. Use a heat gun to dry the ink and then

repeat the steps with a new color of ink. Be sure to dry each color

before adding the next one – this is key to building the layers.

Here’s a close up – check out all those colors sitting on top of each

other – so cool!

I’m really sorry I didn’t get a video for you and hope that the

instructions make sense. If you have any questions, please leave them

for me below and I will do my best to help.

Now for the little guy blowing bubbles – isn’t he adorable. The

stamp set is called Bubble Boy from Penny Black and reminds me

of when my kids were little and spent hours blowing bubbles. I don’t

have the actual stamp but I do have the digital image so I printed

it off, colored him in with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut

him and the bubbles out. I added a strip of grey cardstock at the

bottom and then adhered bubble boy with some craft foam for

dimension. The sentiment is from Happy Messages by Stampendous.

I performed a little stamp surgery and cut the words apart so I

could easily stamp them in a straight line.  To finish it off I added

the thin strip of black cardstock.


I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to create. If you have

any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Be sure to check out the Scrap’n Stamp Challenge Page.

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!



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Floral Aviary Tag

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

How TWEET is this Floral Aviary Set from Flora and Fauna???

I just love the whimsical little images in this set and loved coloring them even more!

I created my tag using a Luggage Tag die from my stash but any  tag die will do like the Concord and 9th Sprinkles tag. I die cut it from Bristol Smooth cardstock and used fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides with a blending tool to create my background.

I colored the image with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut them out. I created the cage using  a Spellbinders Bird Cage Die, but Penny Black has some adorable ones here too. I die cut the bird cage from white cardstock three times and adhered them together, and then embossed the top layer with Clear Embossing poweder twice…doesn’t it look like a real shiny metal bird cage? lol

I adhered the flowers and birds with the cage onto my tag using glue and foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx Ink. Some white gel pen highlights finished off my little tag.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy Craftin’!



Showered with Love

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Happy Wednesday

Hope you are all having a wonderful week despite the weather.

I am on the blog today sharing a  card featuring the adorable set from My Favorite Things called “Rain or Shine”.  This seemed pretty fitting considering out weather right now.

This set made me think of my three year old b/g  twins.  My daughter just loves to jump in “cuddles” aka puddles, so when I saw it I knew I had to have it and the puddle jumper sets which you can see is stamped out in the picture below.

I started the card off stamping the images out with Memento black ink onto Neehna solar white card stock. From there I went in and coloured the images with my Copic markers. I haven’t coloured with Copics in so long feel and felt very rusty.  So much so that I had to have a few takes at the little girl.

For the skin I used E000, 00, 02 and 11.  For the jacket I used R32, 30 and RV42, and the hair was E34,35 and 15.  For her pants I used W3, 4, 5.  For the hill I used C7, and finally for the clouds I used N0, C1, C3.

I die cut some Bristol card stock down to 2 3/8 x 3 3/8  to  create the back ground using my lovely, delicious, can’t get enough of, distress oxides and Tim holtz blending tool. I blended mermaid lagoon, blue print sketch and peacock feather onto the Bristol card stock and then used my distress mister to add some water splotches to add texture to the background.  I set that aside to dry and worked on the rest of the card.

The card it self is a standard A2, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, which I created out of heavy weight black card stock, I added two layers to the card base for extra interest.  The first layer was cut from silver mirror card stock which measured 5 1/4 x 4, the second layer was some coloured card stock from my stash which I ran through my die cutting machine using a 3D embossing folder. I love the extra something it gives to the card.

When it came time for the sentiment I decided I wanted to add it onto some clouds which would help to complete the scene.  I had some pre die cut cloud boarder from a previous project which ended up to be perfect for the size for the top of the distressed panel.  I added some Copic marker to the clouds in just the right areas to make it look a little more like a storm cloud and add that extra detail.  I then stamped the sentiment using my stamping too, I didn’t want to come this far and mess up now.

Finally I adhered all the layers together.  The first two were flat and the middle portion was all foam taped up, except for the cute little girl and the hill. Lastly I added some mini heart sequins from my stash to tie in the sentiment and add that little bit of sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed the process and found some inspiration.  I know I will be using this set over and over again.

Hope the rest of your week is filled with crafty fun!