Posts Tagged ‘Penny Black’

Distress Oxide Christmas Cards

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Hi Crafty friends and welcome back. Sandi MacIver here and in keeping with our monthly Distress Oxide Challenge, I created some Christmas cards to share with you today.

Distress Oxide Christmas Cards

I won’t go into too much details as I share a video below walking you through the steps to create these fabulous backgrounds.

Distress Oxide Christmas Cards

I did start by Smooshing Distress Oxide ink onto Watercolor paper. On some backgrounds I added a second layer of colour with the Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

Distress Oxide Christmas Cards

Over that I did a bit of stenciling again using Distress Oxides. Once all the backgrounds were finished, I die cut frames using the Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frames and snowflakes with the My Favourite Things Layered Snowflakes Die-namics.

Distress Oxide Christmas Cards

Finally the sentiments are from Concord and 9th Happy Holidays Label dies above. the “JOY” is from My Favourite Things and the other sentiments are My Favourite Things “Birdie Brown – Greetings Galore.

Distress Oxide Christmas Cards

I used a few jewels and sequins as my final embellishments.

You can watch the video in HD over on my YouTube Channel

That’s it for me today, I hope you enjoyed the cards and will give this fun background technique a try. I have listed the products used for the Distress Oxide Christmas Cards below for you with links to the store.

Let It Snow

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Hello all! Kia here with you today to share this card where I used Distress Oxide Inks and Penny Black stamps to make a cute scene.

For several days now I have wanted to use the Birches stamp to make a fun card for Winter, so for the fun I dug out the Winter Wonderland set.

I am using Neenah 110lb Solar Crest card stock for this card, with no layers.

To start, I stamped the Birches using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. As the trees are close together I masked off the area that I did not want stamped.

Masking off the trees I then stamped the little mouse along with the hill portion of the stamp, again using the Nocturne ink.

In order to blend on the inks, I covered the mouse and trees with the Masking Fluid and added splatters of the fluid for snow us.

For this purpose I used an older paint brush that I first dipped in liquid dish detergent to ensure the masking does not damage the bristles. Once covered in the detergent rub the bristles between your hands to ensure you have them well covered. Once finished, wash the brush again with the liquid dish detergent and rinse well. The detergent does not harm the Masking Fluid.

It does not take the Masking Fluid long to dry, and once it did I began to add my layers of Distress Oxide ink, starting by masking the bottom of the card and brushing on with Salty Ocean ink. I then flipped the mask and brushed on the Squeezed Lemonade, adding it lighter to the hills.

Continuing with the blending I added the Carved Pumpkin, then the Candied Apple.

When I finished with the ink blending I removed the Masking Fluid, which can be done with a Rubber Pick up or your fingers.

I extended the hill on both sides using a Sharpie, then proceeded to colour the Mouse and Birch Trees with my Copics, and added Midas Touch Shimmering Pen to the scarf, the heart in the tree and some of the snow drops.

To finish I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Paradise.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today. Following are Affiliate links to the products I used today, at no cost to you.

Homeward with Fall Colours

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Hello there, and happy Friday! It’s Deb here, posting for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team today. Since our recent blog hop featured the Distress Oxide inks, I thought I’d carry on with that theme. It’s also definitely fall, so I decided to use the Penny Black stamp Homeward with fall colours.


I just love the scenic stamps by Penny Black! They’re so expressive, as well as versatile. Take today’s stamp – Homeward. Just change up the colours you use, and it could be for all 4 seasons!

Penny Black Homeward stamp

I really enjoyed creating this card! I combined regular dye inks with the distress oxides. Read on, for the details!


First, start by setting up your panel of white cardstock in your stamping platform. This is a ‘must’, for easily stamping in multiple colours. Next, ink up one colour at a time. The Gina K. Autumn Ink Cube Collection works perfectly for this image! Start with the Fresh Asparagus and ink up the grassy foreground and grass to the left of the fence. Next, pull in a dark brown for the tree trunk, fence and horizon line. For the tree leaves, add a combination of Tomato Soup, Sweet Corn and a bit of Faded Brick, and then stamp. You can use a brown marker to go back and add in the smaller branches.

Once you’re finished with the coloured stamping, clean off the stamp, and then ink it up in Versamark ink. Stamp over your entire image. Cover it with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Now you’re good to add in your distress oxides, without taking away from all the gorgeous colours!


To create the background, first mask off the horizon line. I simply held a piece of copy paper in place, covering the bottom of the panel. Blend on some Fired Brick just above the horizon line, to give it a sunrise glow. Next, add Fossilized Amber above the Fired Brick, and around the tree. This gives it a beautiful sunrise glow. Colour in the wheel ruts with some Vintage Photo. I love using the small Life Changing Blender Brushes for these small areas. Finally, blend on Broken China at the top.

The sentiment is from the MFT Well, Hello stamp set, stamped in Nocturne ink.  Now you’re ready to layer your panel onto a gold coloured cardstock panel with foam tape, and then onto a dark orange card base.

distress oxide inks

Doesn’t the Fossilized Amber just seem to glow?! I’d love to be walking along the path next to this tree. All that’s missing is leaves to crunch, underfoot.


If you love distress oxide inks as much as me – or if you’re just starting with them – join in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge! All you have to do is create a project using distress oxide inks, and add it to the FB challenge page.  You’ll get your name entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Scrap’n Stamp! You’ve got until Oct. 31st to post. Make sure to hashtag it for another chance to win #SNSchallenge.

Want another way to win? Be sure to visit & leave a comment on each of our Let’s Get (Di)Stressed blog hop posts! One lucky winner will be randomly chosen & announced on Oct. 22nd – you can start at my post HERE.

If you’re shopping for supplies, I’ve added links below for your convenience! Compensated affiliate links are used, at no extra cost to you.

Penny Black stamp Homeward