Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tropical with Distress Oxide inks

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I wanted to share a card I made using a technique I learned from my friend April.  Check out her blog here.  

For the background, I stamped in three Distress Oxide colors.  Each stamping, you will ink up your stamp, spritz it with water before stamping. You will move your stamp slightly with each stamping.  I used my stamping platform to make this a little easier, but it certainly isn’t needed.  First was Antique Linen, then Twisted Citron, and finally my darkest color was last, that was Peeled Paint.  It’s a fun technique and can be done with lots of different background stamps.  


The hibiscus is a stamp layering set.  I also used all Distress Oxides for this, spritzing the stamp with water before stamping.  So pretty and a great finish for the card without covering up too much of my background.  Clear Nuvo drops were added for decoration.

Supplies:  Just for Fun Rubber stamps Bamboo background stamp, Hero Arts Layering Hibiscus stamp and dies, Distress Oxide inks (pink flower) Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, (orange flower) Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Black Soot for flower centers, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron and Antique Linen, scrap cardstock, Gina K Sentiment with Versafine black ink, Clear Nuvo Drops.

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13 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Did you spritz with water before you inked the stamp or after? Pretty card!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Carole, I spritzed the stamp after it has ink on it. I will edit the post to be more clear.

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful effect with that fabulous technique and those flowers are stunning x

wannabcre8tive said...

Heidi, this is gorgeous. The hibiscus are so pretty. Love the colors.

Cat Craig said...

Wonderfully tropical.

Carol L said...

What a great technique and beautiful resulting card! I love the 3 shades of color on the bamboo with those gorgeous flowers! Well done!

April said...

I love this, Heidi! So pretty!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and great colors on your flowers.

Megan J said...

Hi Heidi, the repeated stamping has given a very soft look to the background, it makes the leaves look more realistic too. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Theresa Pollack said...

Lovely card! Great use of the DOI's. Very Pretty!

Viv said...

Great card Heidi, another flower stamp I think I NEED oh my!great colour combo too ;) Viv xx

Conniecrafter said...

You did a fabulous job with this background and your flowers work great with it, they are so pretty!

Beth Norman said...

Great technique. Your background rocks. The flowers are so pretty too.