Hello, I decided to get inky today and play with my new Distress Oxide inks. I needed a masculine thank you card for someone who is an artist…talk about pressure! I was nervous, but in the end I am happy with the results.
I rubbed various colors of Distress Oxide ink; Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick & Cracked Pistachio onto my craft mat and spritzed with a little water. I mixed the Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick together to add an orange to my brown and yellow palette. I took a piece of watercolor paper and dipped it in the various colors, drying with my heat gun in between each layer. I added a small amount of Cracked Pistachio as the last layer to give a patina look. On the sentiment, which is the Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers, I sponged on Vintage Photo and Cracked Pistachio before adding them to the card.
Next up I dug out my newsprint background stamp by Justrite Stamp Co and a couple of small Tim Holtz stamps. I used Walnut Stain, Black Soot and Tea Dye for my random background print.
I added jewelry cording around the card and attached it in three places with my stapler. I added a vintage button from a Cosmo Cricket embellie set. The button was shiny, so I sanded it down and sponged on some Tea Dye Distress ink before adding it to the card. Because of its weight and bulkiness I actually stitched it to the watercolor panel to give it added stability. I used foam tape to mount all this onto a black mat and a brown card base.