Thursday, May 4, 2017

That Is All with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello again!  My second post today, this one using the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks for the background of my card.  I'm sure many of you have by now seen the large number of videos about the properties of these inks, but if not, they are different in that they are a unique mix of dye and pigment inks, that blend incredibly well and because they are not water reactive after drying, can be used to make multi-layered backgrounds.  This last technique is not one I have tried yet, but hope to soon. 

For today's card, I blended Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade Oxide Distress Inks on a panel of Neenah Solar White using a Tim Holtz Mini Blending tool.  Next, I laid a stencil on my craft mat, misted it with clear water, and laid the wet side on the blended panel.  Then, after gently pressing the stencil down, I quickly pulled it off to get a very subtle pattern.


Ooo, love those colors together!  For this card I used the sketch from the current Fab Friday challenge as it is a very CAS layout, to maximize the visible area of the background. 


After layering the Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo vertical pieces, the sentiment from the fabulous That Is All stamp set from WPlus9 was added.  Stamping the "you are" portion of the sentiment on Smoky Slate, it was heat embossed with white embossing powder and trimmed down.  The large die cut word was stamped on white card stock with Versafine Onyx Black, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then die cut with the companion die.  Now looking at it, I feel a bit like Yoda (Amazing, you are) ha ha but it was the best way I found to fit the words together.  So hopefully the recipient isn't as weird as I am and instead will be more taken with the message (and maybe the background) than worrying about the sentiment arrangement.  ;-)


The last thing added were the Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Here's the Fab Friday sketch and a link to the challenge, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!



Thanks so much for visiting!

Stef


Product details
Stamps:  That Is All (WPlus9)
Paper:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate (all Stampin' Up!) Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Versamark; Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade
Other:  Bold Floral Stencil (Hero Arts), That Is All companion dies, Sparkle Embossing Folder (SU), Scallop Trim Border punch (SU), PPP Sparkling Clear and Blossom Mix sequins

4 comments:

  1. Such a lovely and subtle background - thanks for sharing the details on how you achieved that! The sentiments are perfectly bold on top - love it! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

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  2. Very cool! Love the way that your background turned out. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

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  3. I laughed at your Yoda reference and then saw that you posted this card on May the 4th....you know May the Force be with you day?? I think it's perfect! That background is absolutely gorgeous and think our minimalist sketch shows it off wonderfully! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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  4. An amazing blend of colors, Stef! The stencil technique is so lovely too. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

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