Hi everyone! This is Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules back again to share two colorful cards showcasing some Distress Ink Oxide blending combinations. Both cards feature Neat & Tangled's "Just Thinking of You" stamp set and can be a background idea for any of your stamps! Let's hop right into it...
Both cards started with Bristol Smooth paper and die cut to 4" x 5.25". For the first card, I stamped the speech bubble, sentiment and the little bubbles using Gina K Amalgam Ink. I then created a mask of the speech bubble and put that on top of the stamped image. Using a combination of Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Oxide Inks, I gently layered the colors on the paper. Starting with the lightest Twisted Citron on the bottom, I blended up to Peacock Feathers and then Salty Ocean. Because they're oxides, they really blend sooooo well together. It was only when I removed the mask, I realized the little bubbles had been colored over. I used a water-brush pen to lift the oxide ink and lighten the bubble. It worked well enough to correct my error. For the final touch, I added some turquoise sequins. Now that it is complete, I used some foam tape and adhered it to a lime green card base. Pretty easy and so vibrant!
For the second card, I opted to make it a little more fun by turning it into a shaker card. First, I stamped a plain white piece of Bristol smooth paper and die cut it to 4" x 5.25". Just like the first one, I stamped the speech bubble, sentiment and little bubbles. However, this time I ran this piece through my brother scan and cut. This allowed me to cut out the speech bubble without the die. Then I colored the piece with Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Oxide Inks. (Side Note: Boy do I love Oxide Inks!) Once the front is colored, I glued a piece of acetate to the back of the colored cardstock. Using foam tape, I added two layers of foam tape creating a weird oval outside of the cute out speech bubble. This allowed for me to drop some iridescent embellishments into the center to create a shaker. I then adhered the stamped cutout speech bubble to a piece of white cardstock to adhere to the foam tape. To keep the volume of the card, I added foam tape behind the colored card stock and adhered it to a hot pink card base.
I absolutely love how these cards turned out. With such a simple stamp can make some fun cards. Can you think of someone that you'd love to send these cards to?!
I hope that this blog would inspire you to keep some cards simple and to try some new techniques with you stamps. Thanks so much for reading along.