Love You Like Craft Supplies

Hi, crafty friends. I’m loving the new sending sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. I have another card share featuring some of the new product… THIS new clever stamp set designed by Cathy Zielske is so fun. I thought the sentiment I chose would pair up nicely with THIS stamp set. I stamped the crafty images using THIS ink and clear heat embossed them, creating a background. I also stamped some of THESE hearts...

Distress Oxide Ombre Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature backgrounds created with Distress Oxide Inks… I haven’t played with them in awhile so I thought I would break them out to create a couple of ombre backgrounds. Anytime I work with these inks, I like to use THIS cardstock. It makes blending effortless and saves time. I started by die-cutting each panel using THIS die. I taped the sides of the die with THIS to protect the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...