Double Take: Stencil Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s technique shares how to create two backgrounds from one technique. I love time savers like this one. I created both of these cards in under fifteen minutes. It’s a great technique when you’re short on time and want to make multiple cards… For the first card, I inked up THIS gorgeous stencil with a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks (all our listed below in the supply list). I made sure to

Stencils and Micro Glaze

Hi, friends. Today’s card uses THIS stencil with Micro Glaze. Micro Glaze is a water resistant sealer. It’s perfect for sealing Distress Ink, Markers, Stains, Paint, etc. I used it as a resist and I love the results… I applied some Micro Glaze through the stencil using THIS ink blending tool. I put on a light amount (a little goes a long way) and then swiped the cardstock through a few colors of Distress Oxide ink

Tim Holtz STAMPtember Collaboration

Hi! I’m so excited to share a project created with THIS exclusive stamp set designed by Tim Holtz for Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember. I started by creating the background. I applied four colors of Distress Oxide inks (all listed below) and spritzed water on top as I was drying it. Once it was completely dry, I stamped the deer and tree images using THIS ink. I also heat embossed two of the images to create

Smudge Stamping

Hello. Today’s card features a technique I recently discovered from Mr. Distress Ink himself, Tim Holtz. I took one of his classes at a stamping convention all about Distress Oxide Inks and Smudge Stamping was my favorite technique he shared. I started by stamping the images from THIS stamp set using Distress Oxide Inks. Once the image is stamped, you immediately use one of THESE to smear or smudge the ink. I used circular motions

Double Take: Stamped Distress Oxide Backgrounds

HI there. I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with Distress Oxide Inks lately and wanted to do some direct stamping with it. Because of the pigment ink properties in it, it stamps beautifully. I created two cards with a similar design but a very different background look using these inks…  For the first card… I chose a feminine color scheme and stamped a variety of THESE stars using warm colors. After stamping, I lightly

Rainbow Distress Oxide Background

Hi there. I’m sharing a one layer card today featuring a rainbow Distress Oxide Ink background… I applied a rainbow of Distress Oxide Ink colors to a piece of THIS cardstock using the bottoms of makeup sponge applicators. They have a square bottom and I used it to pounce colors in a line, overlapping each color. I sprayed it with THIS sprayer and dried it with THIS heat gun to achieve the texture. I stamped

Mixing Sentiments

Hello. I’m back today with cards featuring mixed sentiments. I love to take sentiments from multiple stamp sets and combine them to create a custom greeting. For these cards, I combined sentiments from THIS, THIS, and THIS stamp set to create the sentiment. I stamped the panda image as well as the sunglasses image from THIS new stamp set and cut them out. I used a variety of Distress Inks and blended two backgrounds. (All colors

Stamping with Stencils

Hello there. Thanks for joining me. Today I’m sharing a way to stretch the use of your stencils… Stencils are so versatile and one of the ways you can use them is to stamp with them. I used THIS, THIS, and THIS new stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I laid them on my craft sheet applied different colors of Distress Oxide Inks to the top of each one using THIS ink blending tool. I sprayed

Creating cards from “Leftovers”

Hello. Thanks for stopping by today. Sometimes when I cook (which rarely happens!), I like to make a big meal so we eat the leftovers for the next day. I decided to use that same concept and create a card from the “leftovers”. Here’s what was left from some tags I recently made (and will share on the blog soon)… I did a lot of distress ink blending on a piece of THIS cardstock and

Distress Ink “Dyed” Die Cuts

Hello. Today’s card features die cuts that have been “dyed” with Distress Ink… I cut a bunch of flowers and leaves from THIS die set using THIS watercolor paper. You will want to use watercolor paper to hold up to the moisture. I applied a variety of Distress Ink onto THIS craft sheet and spritzed with water. Then I placed each die-cut into the puddle of ink. I let it sit for a few seconds