~ Ink Lifting with Distress Oxide inks ~

Hello Everyone,

Today I’ll be showing you a card using one Distress Oxide and one embossing ink.

The recent trend amongst my peers in the stamping community is distress oxide inks and I have to say be warned, they are pretty addictive.

Lets get started:

What will you need?

** please keep in mind that I list what I have used but not all of it may be necessary. Many items can be interchangeable and other brands may be used. **

  • Distress Oxide ink of your color choice
  • Versamark Ink
  • Essentials by Ellen ” Mondo Hydrangea” stamp set
  • Altenew ” Beautiful Inside ” Stamp set
  • A2 size card Base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched rectangle dies
  • My Favorite Things banner dies
  • Neat & Tangled Sequins ” like magic”
  • Nuvo deluxe liquid adhesive
  • Plus adhesive runner
  • Hero Arts Clear embossing powder
  • Acrylic block or stamping platform
  • Ink Blending tool
  • Heat gun
  • Scissors
  • Paper towel

Start out with a piece of Neenah Solar white card stock cut down to 5 1/2 inches by 4 1/4.

Using a stamping platform or an acrylic block stamp the ” Mondo Hydrangea ” with Versamark ink midway up the right side of the paper.

Once the Hydrangea is stamped apply clear embossing powder to stamped area on the card stock and flick off any excess.

Hint: using an anti static powder tool or baby powder helps the embossing powder only stick where the versamark ink is.

Using a heat gun, melt the embossing powder till smooth.

Hint: to avoid scorch marks limit the amount of time the heat is directed at one spot by vigorously moving the heat gun around.

Next, using your blending tool and choice of Oxide ink, apply ink to the entire surface of your card stock.

Once you are happy with the amount of ink on your card stock, it is time to stark the ink lifting process.

Using a water brush or a paint brush with water, apply water to the flower petals and immediately dab with a clean paper towel. You should now see that the petal is lighter in color than the background. Continue this process till the desired color hue is achieved.

Once the ink lifting is completed. Use the largest stitched rectangle die from the Simon says stamp stitched rectangle die set to evenly cut and stitch the card stock.

Next you will use the MFT banner dies to cut out two banners.

Note: I used the smallest two banner dies.

Using the “Beautiful Inside” stamp set, stamp the sending hugs sentiments with vesamark ink to the thinner banner closer to the fork tailed side. Once stamped you may apply clear embossing powder and heat set.

Once the sentiment is set. Apply the same color oxide ink to the whole banner and adhere the the larger banner using your adhesive runner. Apply adhesive to the back side of the larger banner and adhere to the bottom of your card stock . Using scissors cut off any part of the banner that hangs off the card stock.

Next we will apply our adhesive runner to the back of the card stock and adhere it to our folded A2 size card.

Using your nuvo glue apply sequins to the front of the card.

Note: I have used my quick stick to pick up the sequins easily but it is not necessarily needed to apply the sequins.

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