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Masked, Blended, & Stamped Background with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello, all! Today I have a card for you featuring a masked, blended, and stamped background using Distress Oxide inks. This is also a blog hop post for Mama Elephant’s Summer Release (see the entire release below), so I’m using a new stamp set along side an older Mama Elephant stamp set. :)

To create the background, I used a strip of wide Post-It tape to mask horizontal stripes and blend different colors of Distress Oxide ink. After the blending, I used Mama Elephant’s Boutique Borders stamp set to add dots, stripes, and a a scallop border. I stamped using the same Distress Oxide inks plus some Simon Says Stamp White Pigment ink (although, that one didn’t show up too much).

The three little girls are from Mama Elephant’s Little Girl Agenda stamp set (there is also a Little Boy Agenda stamp set). The small images are sized perfectly for stamping in a planner or agenda, but I decided to group them together for my card. I stamped them in Smokey Gray Versafine ink and colored them with Prismacolor Colored Pencils.

To make the Script Friend die cut from Mama Elephant stand out more, I die cut it four times and stacked them together.

I hope you love today’s card! Be sure to check out the blog hop info below!


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

Mama Elephant Summer Release Blog Hop

Like I mentioned above, today is a very special Summer Release Stampede for Mama Elephant! There are six new stamp sets and seven Creative Cuts dies!

The new release is live and available purchase at as well as at many of their retail partners around the world! Check out this awesome release!

When you’re shopping at, get a brand new straight slider set with any purchase over $60 (offer is for 2 days only)!

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share Mama Elephant on Facebook: «
» 3. Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on Twitter: «
» 4. Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on Instagram: «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please! More details on Mama Elephant’s Blog.

Get Hopping!

Be sure to hop to all of the blogs below in order to comment and get more chances to when a stamp set from this release!

Anna Kossakovskaya
Pamela Ho
Laura Bassen
Nichol Spohr
Melania Deasy
Jennifer McGuire
Vera Rhuhay
Amy Yang
Kristina Werner <— YOU ARE HERE! Go to the top of the list to start the blog hop.

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  • Reply Kathy Butcher June 15, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Love the card!!!

  • Reply Lydia Lee June 15, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Super cute and fun!

  • Reply Pennie Artz-Glasser June 15, 2017 at 7:17 am

    So, so cute, Kristina! You make things look so easy, I love that!

  • Reply Lorna C June 15, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Love your card!! That stamp set is adorable!

  • Reply Sara June 15, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Your cards are always so beautiful!!

  • Reply Elaine Wu June 15, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I love this stamp set! This card is really fun!

  • Reply Anita Morneau June 15, 2017 at 7:41 am

    The little boys and girls are adorable

  • Reply Daniela Dobson June 15, 2017 at 7:44 am

    This is seriously amazing. I am about to gather my supplies and try this on my own.

  • Reply Heather Innusa June 15, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Wow!!! That background makes such a statement!!!! Love it as always!

  • Reply Jody V June 15, 2017 at 7:46 am

    So cute. I love all the techniques you show us. Thanks.

  • Reply Christy Velasquez June 15, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Such a cute card! I love how you layered the stamps over the ink blending.

  • Reply LaNell June 15, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Love the background! Cute little stamps.

  • Reply Anna K. June 15, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Very cute and simple design. I love the soft colors you used. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :).

  • Reply Rica Fong June 15, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Those little girls are adorable. I like how you used the border stamps too. Thank you!

  • Reply Kim Hover June 15, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Awesome. So in Love with ME. lol .

  • Reply Stefanie Rogers June 15, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Super cute!

  • Reply Flavia Maria June 15, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Thank you for the card kristina! I especially liked the coloring of the girls :)

  • Reply Susan June 15, 2017 at 8:07 am

    So creative!

  • Reply Meghan G June 15, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Your cards are always so beautiful!!

  • Reply PamR June 15, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Adorable card! Love the stacked dies!

  • Reply annheidel June 15, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Wow, your masked background is super cool! I love the details.

  • Reply Donna Walker June 15, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I bought the whole set of oxide inks when they were first released and I still haven’t used them! Your video has inspired me to get them out and experiment

  • Reply Beth June 15, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Background love! Such a sweet card and meditative coloring. : ) Thank you!

  • Reply Jana June 15, 2017 at 8:39 am


  • Reply Kathy Thisted June 15, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I like your video. I have most of the oxide inks but haven’t used them yet. Love all the ideas and hints on how to use the

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