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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!


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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 Cassie D June 16, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Love this! I think that boutique border set is great (even if it’s older) I love how you used it with the distress oxides. I need to play around with those ink some more!

  • Reply Jeannie Brown June 16, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Beautiful colors you used for the background borders. Love those adorable little girls stamps. Great card!

  • Reply Kerry June 16, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Beautiful card!!! Love the colored pencil planner stamped images with the great use of background stamps

  • Reply Gail Alcorn June 16, 2017 at 11:22 am

    What an adorable card!

  • Reply Dana M June 16, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Fabulous card! I LOVE the stripes, great technique. Super cute stamps :)

  • Reply Billie A June 16, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Sweet images and love the Oxide stripes. Great over stamp with borders. The little girls are so cute. This is on my wish list along with others.

  • Reply Jill June 16, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Love the stripes!

  • Reply Denise Ward June 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    As usual you have made an absolutely AMAZING card!!! I love the new Mama Elephant images, but I am also in awe of the way you colored this card front!!! Can’t wait to watch the video to see how you did it! (I ALWAYS enjoy your videos!) Thanks for sharing this great design!

  • Reply Barbara June 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    This release is just too cute.

  • Reply Marilyn C. Lojek June 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Absolutely adorable card. Love the stripes and add-ons to each one. Great idea!

  • Reply Debra White June 16, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Love your card and the layering of the word Friend gives such dimension. Thanks for this idea.

  • Reply Mary-Anne V. June 16, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Such a sweet card I love the stripes and how they look with the added borders inside

  • Reply Lacey Byers June 16, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    So cute! I would love to have my first Mama Elephant stamp.

  • Reply Linda Rub June 16, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Cute card love all the colors using the border stamps.

  • Reply Pat McCleary June 16, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Love this sweet card, Kristina. Your stripes are awesome.

  • Reply Janet Ingraham June 16, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Oh my love your shaded colors with those cute bitties

  • Reply Mimi R June 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I love that you used colored pencils – it’s a nice change from watercolor that’s everywhere right now. Cute card and stamps!!!!

  • Reply Pamela Heck June 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    What a cute card. Love the colors you used. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  • Reply Wendy Cranford June 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win. Such awesome creations from the whole crew.

  • Reply Lori W. June 17, 2017 at 12:56 am

    What sweet little images! Thanks for the chance!!!

  • Reply Diane M June 17, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Another great card. Thanks for inspiring another use for an older set.

  • Reply Deepa Lakshman June 17, 2017 at 5:05 am

    The design is fabulous. Love the striped background and the little kids from the stamp set.

  • Reply Patti G June 17, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Thank you for the great video!!

  • Reply Teresa Doyle June 17, 2017 at 7:27 am

    This is just precious Kristina.

  • Reply D.Ann C June 17, 2017 at 8:36 am

    LOVE your use of color on this super sweet card!

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