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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.

Creativity Takes Courage Card

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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