Jul 02 2017

Hello with Distress Oxide Inks – by Sharon Johnson

This morning I shared some birthday cards using the Distress Oxide Inks, and this evening I’d like to share these multi-purpose Hello cards with beautiful Altenew Butterflies. We also made these cards in one of our Saturday classes. Take a look:

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LOVING the Distress Oxide Inks and I think these butterflies go just perfectly here.

You can get such intense colors with the Oxide Inks and I LOVE that!

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This card was made using the smooshing technique that I talked about here.

The Distress Oxide Ink colors on this card are Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade.
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For this card the ink was applied with the Ink Blending Tool.

The Distress Oxide Ink colors on this card are Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio.

This butterfly was stamped using the Red Cosmo Altenew Ink Cube.

To create this background I taped a stencil over the white cardstock and using the Ink Blending Tool I worked in the three colors as shown, blending them together. Before removing the stencil I lightly spritzed with water, carefully removed the stencil, then heat dried.

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To compare and contrast, this is a similar panel I created with the same stencil, but this time I did not spritz with water after stenciling. Again, I can’t express strongly enough how much I LOVE the vibrancy of the colors achieved with the Distress Oxide Inks.

The Distress Oxide Ink colors on this panel are Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade.


DT Member Heidi Blankenship always posts such helpful step-by-step instructions on her blog.

You might find these posts helpful in learning to use the Distress Oxide Inks:

A card with ink blending

A card with smooshing to create a very vintage background

Cards with blending, smooshing and water stamping

Stamping layered floral images

Applying color to embossed paper

Coloring images with Oxide Inks


Here are the supplies I used on the cards above:

Stamps: Painted Butterflies by Altenew

Dies: Painted Butterflies by Altenew

Stencil: Tim Holtz Layering StencilMesh

Paper: Coredinations Heavyweight Smooth White Cardstock

Colored Cardstock

Ink:VersaFine Onyx Black (for sentiments and butterfly outlines)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

(Specific colors listed under each project)

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

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

Altenew Ink Cubes – Red Cosmos (for pink butterfly)

Adhesives: EZ Runner, 3D Foam Squares


Painted Butterflies by Altenew

Both stamp set and die set in stock.

There are many fun sentiments on this set in addition to the beautiful butterflies.

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Tim Holtz Layering StencilMesh used today – lovely result!

Find all stencils in stock here.

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

Get all 12 colors for the price of 10 when you purchase the bundle.


Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Reinker

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The NEXT 12 colors coming in JULY.

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