Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Distress Oxides! My First Play Session

Hello Friends! 
I am popping in to share a card I designed for The Card Concept's new challenge


I jumped up and down and up and down when I got my Distress Oxides in the mail and I had a first initial play around with them. I'm planning to do a detailed tutorial sometime within the next week of all the various techniques and give a full review - so stay tuned!


I started by doing a sponging and spritzing Distress technique using Tumbled glass Distress Inks and Cracked Pistatchio Distress Oxide Inks. 


I should probably have started by saying my colors were pulled from the inspiration image for The Card Concept's new challenge. Isn't it puuuurty?

I also loved the style lines in that image, so I wanted to do a curved blue in the background of my card. 


Next, I created a mixture of greens and amber and used a die cut to create teeny daisies. I stamped and watercolored a jar using the STAMPlorations VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals set and then I glued and put things together. 


The sentiment is from my Strong Women stamp set. As you can see, I also used a die cut from Stampin' Up to create a die cut in the background, too. 

I'm going to link this up to:

Little Red Wagon - March Birthstone Aquamarine
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor Challenge with Smooshing


Thanks for stopping by. 


By the way - if you're looking for some more inspiration, I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today showing off how to stamp on coffee mugs! Go check it out!

25 comments:

  1. So awesome! I just got mine too and have played a little bit with them, but look forward to seeing your makes with them! Love your card with the gorgeous dimensional flowers! Saw your cups over on the blog....so super cool!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Your card is so pretty! I love that sentiment on your card, I actually have a sign hanging in my craft room with that saying! I think I "NEED" that stamp set now!!

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    1. Hey Becca! Thanks for the code! I ordered the stamp set!!

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  3. How wonderful! Great interpretation of the mood board!! Love, love this card! Fab daisies too!
    I haven't yet tried the new D.Ox, but I'm very curios, I will stay tuned to look at your tutorial!

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  4. Looking forward to your review of the Oxides; I haven't bought any yet as I wanted to know what other stamps thought of them. Love your take on the Card Concept. Such pretty colors, and you've used them so delightfully! Your smooshing and those daisies are gorgeous. Love the whole look of your pretty card. Have a great week!! Bev

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  5. This is a great card! I love the flowers and the background colour of blues

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  6. Looks brilliant! Love the way you've used the Distress pads & that die cut bit ... noice!!!

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  7. Oh I LOVE this card!! I just got my pads this weekend but have yet to crack them open!! You are inspiring me to play with them!!

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  8. Such a gorgeous card! I have restrained myself with the oxides (for now!). Your cups look brilliant! I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately - house renovations are taking up most of my time!

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  9. Oh... well, your promise of distress oxide inks finally made sign up for email notifications...lol! I don't know what took me so long, but I really don't stop by often enough so now I am positive I will be reminded and enticed and I do not want to miss your review for sure!

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  10. Great interpretation of the mood board! I love your beautiful card!

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  11. Oh Becca what a fabulous card - love that die cut, and you have used it beautifully
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Stunning card Becca, I admire your mixed media creations but I LOVE your cleaner cards! I look forward to finding out the difference between the Oxides and normal distress inks

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  13. I always enjoy seeing your techniques here Becca, so inspiring!! Pretty card, pretty colors!

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  14. So far I'm resisting the new inks, but love seeing how you used them, Becca--beautiful card!

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  15. Love the card, love the sentiment, and I love that coffee cup! :-)

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  16. Great card Becca! I love the swooping lines you created - I didn't even noticed that in the inspiration photo until you mentioned it - had to go back and have a look. And those inks - they're definitely on my NEED LIST - everything costs so much more when you have to ship it to Canada and pay the exchange but those inks will be worth it.

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  17. Such a beautiful vase and daisies, Becca!!!!! Love the wavy die cut panel and the colours of your oxides are soooooo beautiful!!!! Wonderful sentiment and a lovely CAS feel to your card!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!
    Hugz

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  18. What an awesome card Becca - a fabulous design and I love that sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  19. Love the look of these beautiful new inks...thanks for sharing Becca! Thank you Tim Holtz for continually offering we crafters beautiful materials to work with!

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  20. So pretty, I love the sentiment.

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  21. I love the sweeping curves in behind the sweet flowers. The sponging is so effective on the background and the flowers.

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  22. Cool background technique! Pretty card!

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  23. I love this!!! You are being an enabler!!! I gotta have some of those new Distress inks!! Your card is fabulous!

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