Distress Oxide Stamping

Distress Oxide Stamping

Hey there, thanks for popping by. Today I have created a Thank you card by distress oxide stamping. I created this card to enter into the Just Add Ink challenge.

Click on the Colour Challenge Image below for the link to Just Add Ink Challenge.

Image from just-add-ink.blospot.com

Distress oxide stamping product details

I tried to stick to the colours as much as I could - I used three distress oxides inks:

  • Peacock Feathers
  • Faded Jean
  • Twisted Citron

The Stamp set featured is Flight of Fancy from WOW! Embossing Powder and the sentiment is from Altenew Layered Cupcake. 

Distress Oxide Stamping Card details

Unlike distress inks, you can stamp with distress oxides and get a lovely smooth chalky finish. Whereas, when you try stamping with distress inks, you get a very blotchy and patchy print. I love how distress oxides stamp in comparison!

First of all, I stamped the leaves separately onto white card and once these were dry, I fussy-cut these out. If you are in a hurry, you can use your heat gun to help speed up the drying. As distress oxides are a pigment hybrid, they remain wet for longer compared to dye inks. 

I didn't stamp these directly onto my card as I wanted to create a faded blended background in peacock feathers oxide ink. Alternatively, I could have use the masking technique, as seen in this card here, to mask the leaves off. Then I could have blended over the top. However, I saved time as only need to stamp and cut once, rather than make individual masks. Because I was blending as opposed to stamping another stamp over the top, masking wasn't really needed. 

Next, I stamped the sentiment in Peacock Feathers and foam mounted this onto the design. I offset this to one side and utilised the position of the  leaves to help draw the eye in to the focal point. 

I added clusters of Tonic Nuvo Drops in Caribbean Ocean and Morning Dew. To create more interest, I added the Morning Dew drops onto the blended background and onto white space to add contrast. Finally, I foam mounted onto the card-base with and 1/8" border.

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This card was entered into two challenges:

Don't forget to hop over to Just Add Ink's blog to see the other creations using this colour scheme. Perhaps you have been inspired to take part, I would love to know what you make and see your creations too!

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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies. 

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