Sunday, April 16, 2017

Distress Oxide Stamping made simple

Hello crafty friends,

If you need to make multiples of a card, here is a fast way to accomplish just that!

I just recently purchased a set of the new Distress Oxide inks and have been doing lots of experimentation with them.  I totally get why they are so popular and I know they will get LOTS of use in my craft studio.

On to the cards:

While the background and sentiment were done exactly the same way, the way I put the finished card together varied from a very simple matted layered one to a double frame with a dry embossed top panel.  The simple card is great for whenever speed is most important, but it sure makes for a dull post so I'll explain all 3.  I created a video tutorial, which is shown further down if you'd like to skip the reading and go directly there.

Also, links to find these products are at the bottom of the post (non-affiliate)



The main interest in this card is the "background" stamp - I used one from B and J Art Stamps.  I was having a heck of a time trying to post a link to the shop using my usual method, so if you are interested in this specific stamp, following is a link to their website.  The product is listed as 105H Brush Background #10.  





This mostly solid stamp with brushstroke edges really made this technique shine.  I experimented a bit with stamping two colors, and the effect was really pretty.  

The sentiment was stamped using HoneyBee stamps Thanks & Giving set.  

The card on the top is the one where I simply added a black layer underneath and trimmed it very close so that it provided a contrast with the white A2 card base.

The card on the bottom had one additional layer added (as compared to the top - I die cut the same panel and popped it up over a layer with the colored stamping (no sentiment) to add more interest.  In this case I used one of the rectangle stitched STAX Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  I have a link below to the square version since I used that in one of these cards.

The middle card looks complicated but the main difference is that I die cut a square out of the middle before using an embossing folder to add texture.  I did not add a link to the embossing folder as you can you any one you have laying around.  I often pick them up at a Tuesday Morning for a great deal.

Here's what some of my alternate backgrounds looked like.  the "blue" one on the top right was stamped onto watercolor paper, then I took a baby wipe to dab off color from the center after it was stamped then tapped it around the main image.  The two- tone image was created by first doing a second generation stamp after I had stamped the Broken China color once, then I added Cracked Pistachio (the Distress Oxide version) on top.  I did not completely coat the stamp for the second color and misted the top exactly the same as shown in the video.

 This will make a lovely card panel for later :)





and now for the video tutorial........





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Hugs,





10 comments:

  1. Great video, Teresa! I enjoyed learning how to create three different cards using the same stamp :) hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Justine. So happy you stopped by! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. What a terrific design and video. Hoping to try this technique. and how cool to do 3 cards.

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    1. Hi Mary- it's such a fun and easy technique and hope to see what you come up with!

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  3. Great video. Thanks for sharing and I love the look of the cards!!

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  4. Love your cards! I just got the entire set of Oxides and will definitely be casing your cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity! :-)

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    1. Brenda - I appreciate you taking a look. I love to inspire creativity! These inks are phenomenal.

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  5. Great cards and the video was so helpful! I will be trying this technique soon๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. Cool! Be sure to share what you make with me on Instagram when you do!

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