Wednesday 5 July 2017

For You

Hi Bloggers.

I got heavily distracted again and got a bit carried away playing with my Distress Oxide Ink Pads (finally I've had time to use them and I love them!). I have a couple of cards for you today - both using the Distress Oxides and the Woodware Erica Stamp Set which is one of my favourites from the April release. I've only used 3 of the Oxide Ink Pads on these cards - Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint.

A very simple card to start with. I stamped all the stamps in the Woodware Erica Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. To line them up, I placed the printed carrier sheet under my Acrylic Block and placed my stamps on my block.

I coloured in using the Oxide Ink Pads detailed at the start of this post by swiping the pads one at a time onto my Craft Sheet and picking the colour up with a Water Brush. Once each colour was finished with, I misted my Craft Sheet with water and picked up onto a piece of Coconut White Card.

Once all my colouring was complete, I cut out using a die from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Background Rectangles and inked around the edges with Fired Brick Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I cut the next sized die out of Black Card and then popped onto a Coconut White Card Blank.

Here's the second card -

I wondered how the Oxides would cope with colouring on top. My background was created from the waste ink from my first card. I then stamped the Woodware Travel Background using the Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink Pad, applying the ink direct from the pad. I then stamped the largest flower and the sentiment from the Woodware Erica Stamp Set using Versafine Ink.

I coloured in using the same 3 inks as before. It was interesting that the lines from the Travel Background still remained under the flower petals and did not move to make a muddy colour. I did expect that my background would stay put as it had been set with water but the background stamping had not been set with water.

I trimmed my background and then edged with Peeled Paint Oxide using a Smoothie. I matted onto Black Card, popped onto a Coconut White Card blank and added a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

I have made a 3rd variation of this card but that will be one of the projects at my July Workshop in Yardley Gobion.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, 2 lovely cards today, the background on the 2nd one is fab, and love colours used as well. Great to know that the layers sit on top of each other. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Hi Julia
    Lovely card,great the stamp,beautiful colours.
    Jan x

  3. Morning Julia, lovely cards today,

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Lovely cards Julia. Still wondering whether to buy the Oxides.
    Annette x

  5. You are so clever with your experiments- both cards are beautiful.

  6. Two great cards, both lovely.


  7. Hi Julia
    Two lovely cards. It is so great when you share your experiments and thoughts with us.
    B xx

  8. Two great cards, Julia. I haven't tried the Oxide ink pads - yet!

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Two lovely cards I am still using distress ink pads that are about 5 years old! I don't use them enough but I am intrigued by the oxide ones to buy a couple and have a go

  10. Morning Julia,
    Two very pretty cards.

  11. Two lovely cards today Julia thank you
    June horrocks xxx

  12. Hi Julia. Two more lovely cards and great techniques. SueL x

  13. Two beautiful cards, I love the stamp

  14. Good Morning Julia . Two beautiful cards this morning . You as show wonderful ideas and I love how you used the ink on the mat to create your second card...Wendy

  15. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful cards, love the different looks.
    Thanks for sharing,

  16. Morning Julia, I love these, the first card is fabulous, and I love how you have used your leftover ink for the background on the second card. The layering of inks on the second card is fascinating, I love these cards !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. I adore that stamp Julia. In fact I put two cards using both of the dies but different techniques in my own blog yesterday. I love the new Oxide dies which I saw you using on Sunday, but will have to wait for next months stash allowance to buy some of them.
    Helen x

  18. sorry must have had dies on my mind - I meant both the STAMPS and the new Oxide INKS. LOL I think I'm losing the plot.

  19. Thank you Julia for showing us 2 beautiful cards and how to make them.

  20. Wow Julia I love both cards today they are gorgeous. Beautiful colour's.I must get some of those ink pads
    Hug's Lynda xx

  21. Two most beautiful cards, might have to think about these oxide inks...thank you Julia...luv Ursula xx

  22. Two beautiful cards Julia. Love the background on the second one. Must try that with my Oxide inks. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards.

  23. Hi Julia

    I love both cards, especially the second one! I've also got this stamp, still unused, and must give it an airing!

    June x

  24. Both of these are gorgeous and sooooo cool! xxx

  25. Hi Julia your cards are stunning I love those flowers they are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  26. Hi Julia,

    Both cards are beautiful. I love the way you have used the waste ink from the first one to create a beautiful background for the second one. Great idea! Thank you for all your lovely inspiration.
    Carmen (Canada)

  27. Julia these are both stunning cards, i think the
    first is my favourite as i just love the clean crisp look.

  28. hi Julia Two lovely cards I haven't tried the ink oxides yet but they look good!

  29. Two fabulous cards, like them both very much
    Maria x


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