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Water ink lift with Distress Oxides – Insta Hop – EDS/HDS Awareness

The card I made for the hop was inspired by a card by Fiona Gallaway as she created a stunning card with a pink ink blended background. It inspired me so much, I create this card straight away. However, I didn’t quite have the colours of her card but I love how this card turned out! To add a little more interest to the background, I use water ink lift as I was using distress oxides to ink blend. 

Today, I’m also taking part in an Instagram hop to raise awareness for EDS/HSD organised by Natasha Davies who is raising awareness for this illness. The EDS/HSD are a group of connective tissue disorders that often go undiagnosed and unvalidated. Thank you for joining us in this effort to spread the word. Hop along for some gorgeous cardmaking inspiration and the opportunity to win prizes form over 25 AMAZING sponsors and 43  inspiring stops on the hop along. To hop along, I have a link to my Instagram page at the end of the post!

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water ink lift with distress oxides

Creating the water ink lift background

Start off by ink blending Picked Raspberry Distress oxide onto a piece of Gina K Innocent Pink cardstock with a blending tool. Next, repeat this, but this time us Seedless Preserves Distress oxides. Remember to go back between the colours to smooth the blending out. Lastly, go in with Chipped Sapphire around the edges to create a lovely dark purple. 

Once the ink blending is complete, place you card panel into your stamping platform. Take the outline stamp from the Altenew Ditsy Print stamp set and place over the card panel, closing your MISTI door to pick up the stamp. Next, spritz the stamp with water and lightly tap the stamp with a dry cloth to soak up excess water. 

Now, close your MISTI door to stamp in water. When you open up the door, dab your dry cloth over the card panel where you stamped to lift up the ink from the card panel. This will give you a bleached look. Keep repeating this until your background is complete. 

Creating the focal elements

For the florals, stamp the two layers of the florals in the Ditsy Print stamp set. For the pink flowers, I used Catherine Pooler It’s a Girl for the lighter ink. For the darker pink, I used a combination of Party Dress and Flirty Fuschia inks to create a hybrid pink ink. The purple flowers used Sugared Lavendar and Grape Crush Catherine Pooler inks. 

Once all the floral layers were stamped, the outline layer was stamped in WOW! Clear ultra slows drying embossing ink and covered with Rose Glintz embossing powder before heat setting. This is a lovely peach powder that I knew would go well with some Burnished Rose cardstock.  These florals once heat set were cut out ready to add to my card panel. 

Assembling the card

To ground the florals, I die-cut two of the Altenew Nesting Frame dies out of Burnished Rose Cardstock from Tonic Studios and I also cut these out of scrap card twice to layer up for dimension.  The frame was added to the card panel offset to one side for a modern design. 

The florals were adhered to the card, adding foam dimension in places to added interest. In addition, a ‘You’re Amazing’ sentiment was heat embossed in white embossing powder onto a black strip of the card before it was added to the front with 3D foam pads. Lastly, a selection of clear Raindrops, from Lucy’s cards, in varying sizes were scattered around the card. 

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Sentiment Strips - Altenew
Sentiment Strips – Altenew
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Ditsy Print Stamp - Altenew
Ditsy Print Stamp – Altenew
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Disty Print Die - Altenew
Disty Print Die – Altenew
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Disty Print Stamp and Die - Altenew
Disty Print Stamp and Die – Altenew
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Nesting Frames Die - Altenew
Nesting Frames Die – Altenew
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Party Dress - Catherine Pooler Designs
Party Dress – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Party Dress Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Party Dress Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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It's A Girl - Catherine Pooler Designs
It’s A Girl – Catherine Pooler Designs
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It's A Girl - Catherine Pooler Designs
It’s A Girl – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Grape Crush Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Grape Crush Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Grape Crush Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Grape Crush Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sugared Lavendar Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sugared Lavendar Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sugared Lavendar Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sugared Lavender Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Chipped Saphire Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink
Chipped Saphire Distress Oxide – Ranger Ink
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Chipped Saphire Distress Oxide reinker - Ranger Ink
Chipped Saphire Distress Oxide reinker – Ranger Ink
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Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink
Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide – Ranger Ink
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Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Reinker - Ranger Ink
Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Reinker – Ranger Ink
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Seeless Preserves Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink
Seeless Preserves Distress Oxide – Ranger Ink
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Seeless Preserves Distress Oxide Reinker - Ranger Ink
Seeless Preserves Distress Oxide Reinker – Ranger Ink
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Rose Glintz! - WOW!
Rose Glintz! – WOW!
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Innocent Pink Heavy Weight Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Innocent Pink Heavy Weight Cardstock – Gina K Designs
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Burnished Rose Satin Mirror Craft Perfect Card - Tonic Studios
Burnished Rose Satin Mirror Craft Perfect Card – Tonic Studios
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Mini Ink Blending foam replacements - Ranger Tim Holtz
Mini Ink Blending foam replacements – Ranger Tim Holtz
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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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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