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Using Oxide Ink & Distress Ink Together with Water

NOTE: This post is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

Today I have a video and card for you featuring the use of Distress Oxides Inks and the original Distress Inks with water. I’ve always loved creating backgrounds with the Distress Inks, so adding in the Oxides was a lot of fun!

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

When I first started this card, I planned to only use Distress Oxide Inks, but as you’ll see in the video, I wanted to intensify the colors a bit to let the embossed stamping stand out more. So I added layers of Distress Ink as well.

Speaking of the stamping, I used Simon’s Seeing Stars stamp set for the images and greeting on this card.

To create the greeting area, I stamped the sentiments from the stamp set on vellum and white heat embossed them. I adhered the stamped vellum piece to another sheet of vellum (to make the vellum be more opaque) using Connect Glue from Gina K. Then I ran the double-vellum piece through a Xyron Sticker Maker to apply adhesive to the entire surface. This allowed me to adhere the vellum to the card without adhesive showing.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the card video. :)

Supplies

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.

*Simon Says Stamp Seeing Stars stamp set
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*Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles dies
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor…
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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*Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting…
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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EK Success Powder Tool
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VersaMark Ink
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Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Bazzill Heavyweight Vellum, 40 lb.
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors
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*Gina K Designs Connect Glue
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Xyron Sticker Maker
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Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Darice Crystal Sequins, 8mm
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Darice Crystal Sequins, 5mm
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EK Success Tweezers
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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