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Challenge Card – Distress ink/oxide blending

Hey and welcome back! Today’s post is a quick one, just showing a card I entered into two challenges for Less is More and Just Add ink. The colour scheme was Hot and Spicy and the sketch below was what the card layout was based on (see below). This card used distress ink/oxide blending to add an ombre spiced strip down the card.

I felt that the colour scheme really lend to the time of the year, when the leaves are changing to the array of reds and yellows. To see another fall inspired Thank you card, check out this post here.

Materials required for Thank you - distress ink/oxide blending Card :

  • Distress Oxide: Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber
  • Distress Ink: Festive berries
  • Die cut sentiment: Xcut Thank you
  • Sentiment stamp: Avery Elle ST-16-01 Sentimental
  • Leaf stamps – Craft Sensations
  • Card base
  • Double sided tape
  • Quickie Glue pen
  • Blending tool and blending foam
  • Scrap white card

Thank you - distress ink/oxide blending Card details:

First of all, I created the distress oxide/ink blended strip. I blended the fossilized amber and abandoned coral together, then used a small amount of Festive berries on the end. To get a smooth blend, it was best to blend the oxides first before adding the distress ink. The distress oxides are much easier to blend and have a lovely chalky finish. Because of this, adding the distress ink over the top at one end, I was able to achieve a seamless blend. 

I utilized a small strip of the blend background to create the white embossed secondary sentiment and stamped the leaves out in matching colours. I quickly fussy cut theses out and mounted them on to the card surrounding the die cut sentiment. To add more interest to the die cut sentiment, I used my Wink of Stella pen over the top. This added a lovely coat of sparkle. It is hard to see, but in the light is beautiful with the sparkle glistening away!

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Challenge and links:

This card was entered into 2 challenges:

  • Just Add Ink – Sketch #380
  • Less is More – Colour #349

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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8 thoughts on “Challenge Card – Distress ink/oxide blending”

  • Great interpretation of our sketch, lovely colours and such simple details all work very well together! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Just Add Ink!

  • Gorgeous! Your Ombre panel and sparkle are a lovely addition to this CAS card. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  • A fabulous CAS card with our hot & spicy colours ! Love your layout with the shaded stripe, the big & bold sentiment and the falling leaves ! A great take on our challenge. Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  • A beautiful CAS card, great use of the hot and spicy colours and a seamless panel of stunning blending. Love the added sketchy leaf die cuts and sentiment and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More

  • That blend is absolutely perfect and I love the pop of colour it adds as a strip down the side of your card! The scattering of leaves creates a lovely autumnal feel.

  • This is just gorgeous! Your blended column in smooth and bright and a lovely backdrop for your other elements. Lovely work!

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