Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Distress Oxide Technique - Stenciling on Colored Cardstocks

Hello! I would like to share some cards I made with backgrounds using Distress Oxide inks.  I think most everyone knows, by now, that they are excellent for ink-blending.  They also have been marketed for use on dark cardstocks.  Mostly, I have seen people using them with black and kraft, but I wanted to see how they would work on other colors.  And that is when I just fell in love with stenciling with these.  They just look amazing over colored cardstocks.


The first card uses Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick over regular (cheap) yellow cardstock.  I blended the colors and then did spritz water over top with the stencil still in place to get the slightly oxidized look.


The stamp was heat embossed first with neon orange embossing powder, and then while still hot, I added sparkle embossing powder and heated again.  To match, I sponged yellow Oxide ink on my die cut flowers.


The second card uses Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks over Gina K Jelly Bean Green cardstock, using the same technique as above.  I colored the stamp with alcohol markers.  I adore this color combo - it is bright and beautiful!


Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Beach Unmounted Sheet, Stamptangle Chickadee, Sentiment set 3, Distress Oxide inks (colors above), American Crafts Neon Orange embossing powder, Recollections Sparkle Embossing powder, Memento black ink, Copic markers, Heidi Swapp Stencils, other supplies from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Did you take the plunge to get these new inks?  I am glad I did!  I am still waiting for my order with the new colors...

(All my Distress Oxide project posts are sorted out here.)

13 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Heidi!! These looks really amazing!! I love the look over the different colored cardstock with oxides!! They're so fun to play with and you've done a stunning example of that with these creations!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Mac Mable said...

Those oxides look fabulous over the coloured card stock and also through the stencils. So vibrant and love your layouts too x Got a few of them but like you waiting for some more! x

Inkyfingers said...

What vibrant results you got Heidi! I love the techniques you used and these are lovely cards. You make me want to take the wrappers off my oxides and have a play lol!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful and colorful results Heidi. I love seeing your oxide cards.

Conniecrafter said...

I never did try this on colored paper, I just totally love your results, it is beautiful, and such great detail in the bird!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, these Oxide cards turned out beautiful. I love the bright colours on your first card. And that bird is so adorable.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such scrumptious colors! Love how these inks came out on the colored papers.

Theresa said...

I too am loving the Oxide inks! Beautiful cards! Must try on colored CS.

Marina said...

They do look amazing! You have developed so much expertise with these inks- it's quite inspiring.

Carol L said...

I love this hot colored version of that great palm tree image, and oh my goodness, the bird is just gorgeous too! Well done on both cards!!

Sharon Fontenot said...

Love what you are doing with the distress oxides. I've mine all summer and the plastic is still on them. It's time to break the seals. I'll be back here to read your directions and color choices.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I especially love the first one, the colors are awesome. I like the cute little bird on the second one. You sure know how to work the magic with the oxide inks.

Viv said...

Amazing cards here Heidi, love what you did with your inks...yes I have bought some but not played much as yet ;) Viv xx