Cosmo Cricket, Cracked Pistachio, Distress Oxide Ink, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Justrite Stamp Co, Tea Dye, Tim Holtz, Vintage Photo
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.
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Wow! What a great masculine card! And YOU, my dear, are quite the artist too!
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Thanks Laurie, you are too kind!
Looks Great! It’s fun to different techniques.
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Thanks David, it was a lot of fun trying out my new inky addiction!
Very nice! I love those TH small talk stickers…I use them a lot in cards and Project Life. Love the final colors you got from the oxides!
Thanks Andi, I had a blast with the inks! And great idea for the Small Talk stickers, I will have to utilize them in my PL albums too!
Love it Eileen! I love inky messes!
Thanks for stopping by Patty!