Jun 30 2017

Distress Oxide Backgrounds with Water Stamping – by Heidi Blankenship

Heidi has a trio of gorgeous cards to share with us today. She created these amazing backgrounds with the Distress Oxide Inks and stamped over them with water. She shares the “how to” on her blog, linked below. These cards are so pretty and also flat for mailing, a total bonus! Take a look:

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This is the trio Heidi made.

The color combinations are just stunning and take note of the beautifully soft and subtle florals worked into the mottled background.

A crisp sentiment in white on black and a few floating enamel dots finish these cards off perfectly.

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I honestly can’t pick a favorite of the three — all the colors are so LUSH!

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I can’t wait to give this technique a try myself.

These colors are so watery and pretty!

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These deeper colors are so rich!

As I look at all these backgrounds there would be so many fun, quick and easy ways you could finish them off!

You can find Heidi’s post, with tutorial, here.

Heidi used:

Stamps: Floral Shadow by Altenew

Paper: Ranger Watercolor Paper

Coredinations Heavyweight Smooth White Cardstock

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

(Worn Lipstick,Spiced Marmalade,Fossilized Amber,Broken China,Cracked Pistachio,Faded Jeans,Wilted Violet,Vintage Photo)

(Get the full set of 12 Oxide Ink colors for the price of 10!)

Used with Ink Blending Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet

VersaMark embossed with Super Fine Embossing Powder White

Used EK Success Powder Tool as anti-static before embossing

Embellishments: Enamel Dots – variety of packs used by Simple Stories and My Mind’s Eye

Adhesives: EZ Runner, 3D Foam Squares

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Floral Shadow by Altenew – stamps and coordinating DIE in stock as well

Beautiful sentiments as well as gorgeous florals that are so easy to work with.

Find all items in stock by Altenew here.

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

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