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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 D.Ann C June 17, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I follow ME on Twitter and retweeted.

  • Reply Theresa Carpenter June 17, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Such a cute card!

  • Reply D.Ann C June 17, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I follow ME on Instagram.

  • Reply Paola June 17, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Che bello!vorrei partecipare!

  • Reply Cynthia Cole June 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Such a cool card!

  • Reply Joy J. June 17, 2017 at 10:05 am

    What a clever idea for a background! Lovely!

  • Reply Jennifer Richardson June 17, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Love the background and the colors, beautiful!

  • Reply Jennifer Richardson June 17, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I follow on Instagram.

  • Reply Marcia Fellner June 17, 2017 at 11:53 am

    You always make it sound so easy with your detailed, clear video explanations – love that.
    Thank you for all your creative ideas. I’m going to try the stripes in oxide ink and stamp over it. Such a unique effect.

  • Reply Debbie B June 17, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Love this card Kristina! The ink blending is gorgeous and love those border stamps! Need to get those! Fun blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

  • Reply Terry June 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Love the card

  • Reply cathy ward June 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    So cute. You are so talented. Thus so much

  • Reply Jo June 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Such a cute card!!! I love what you did with the borders and stripes using the oxide inks! Brilliant! The little girls are adorable!
    I hope you are having a beautiful weekend!
    ♥ Jo’s Scrap Shack ♥

  • Reply Kristine Boydstun June 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Pure cuteness with those little girls! Love the oxide inks over the stripes. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Krista Beck June 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I so love these mini stamps!

  • Reply justMarie June 17, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I just love this card!! I was wondering what song you have in the background while you are coloring?

  • Reply Laura June 17, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Adorable card!!

  • Reply Rose June 18, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Great card. Love the way you did the background.

  • Reply Sabrinna June 18, 2017 at 8:21 am

    ohhh so cute! love the stack of colors and the little girls!

  • Reply Lucía Anadón June 18, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Such lovely little tiny friends!

  • Reply Elvira Anadón June 18, 2017 at 10:48 am

    You are absolutly full of good ideas!

  • Reply Kris in Alaska June 18, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    That is just darling!

  • Reply Carol Henderson June 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I love this card! I love the layers of color for the background and then the stamping on top. The three little kids are just darling and I am so glad to see that you used colored pencils instead of copics. I do a lot of water coloring or pencil coloring. I don’t like copics because they don’t use the name of the colors, they just use numbers. I think we are losing our creativity when we don’t even talk about he colors of the world. (sorry – just my humble opinion)

  • Reply Julie Mari June 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Very cute card.

  • Reply Belu V June 18, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Oh! They are so cute! And all your cards too!

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