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 outer portion of the stitching and to keep the scallops white.

For the first card…

I applied Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks. I made sure to overlap between each color to get good coverage. I spritzed on some water with THIS and picked up the excess ink with a paper towel to created “bleached” spots. I die-cut THIS animal die from gray card stock and adhered him down to the panel along with a bird image from THIS stamp set. I die-cut THIS speech bubble and stamped a coordinating sentiment from that same stamp set. I finished off the card with a sprinkling of THESE.

For the second card…

I did the exact same process but used Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks. Instead of the bird image from THIS set, I used the balloon image. I die-cut the same panel to create the card bases using THIS card stock.

That’s all for today. I hope this has inspired you to create a Distress Oxide ombre background on your next project.

Thanks for visiting. Happy crafting!


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