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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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8 Comments

  • Reply Melinda Morgan March 7, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    I enjoyed watching this video to see the whole process in real time. Sometimes I forget that when I’m not sure if my card looks good, I can try something else. Not a criticism but I noticed that the glue shows in the vellum. Did the Xyron work well enough that you might go to that in the future? I know that is always an issue with vellum.

    It’s a beautiful card and shows best in the photo.

  • Reply Penny Klie March 7, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    This is a really pretty card… the background you created is beautiful. I’m just starting to experiment with Distress Inks and love the results. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  • Reply Daniela P. March 8, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I love your style and this card is simply gorgeous: its colors, the stentiment on vellum, its stamps. Wow!

  • Reply Arlene March 8, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Gorgeous background and quite simply beautiful card.

  • Reply Sherri Little March 8, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Love the smooshing technique. The circle shape really draws attention.

  • Reply Kristie Maynard March 8, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    This card turned out so beautiful. I love this technique. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Reply Diane Manzi March 10, 2019 at 7:16 am

    I have a question that is actually about 2 of your videos. I saved most of your blending combos to try and needed to buy some of the colors to increase my supplies. I must not have been careful with my purchases because I’m noticing that I now have BOTH regular inks AND oxides mixed in my supplies!! Can these be mixed when you’re blending?? I sure hope the answer is YES because I can’t afford to start replacing my mistakes now and I wanted to make some backgrounds!!!! HELP ME!!!!!

  • Reply Kris March 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    I found a link to a video of yours labelled Distress Oxide Emboss Resist. The cards in the picture had a circular “smile” message on top of a gorgeous mandala with flowers and hearts against a multi-colored background. When you follow the link, it takes you to that process but on a totally different card (one with a striped background). I would love to know what the mandala stamp (or stencil?) you used was for the smile card was. The pinterest link dates it to May 2017.

    I am enjoying your videos and learning so much. Thanks for sharing!

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