Distress Oxide Ink Blending on Black

If you haven’t seen them yet, you should definitely check out the awesome cards posted on the Therm O Web blog yesterday by my pal Chrissie from Harvest Moon Papiere. As soon as I saw it, I knew I just had to try her technique of ink blending through a stencil on black cardstock using Distress Oxide inks. As soon as I got home last night, I went straight to my craft table and made this card. Doesn’t this technique look AMAZING?!

Mel's Card Corner | Distress Oxide Ink Blending on Black

I decided to use the Swoop stencil from Catherine Pooler Designs for my card. For my Distress Oxide colors, I chose Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, and Picked Raspberries. I didn’t have any shimmery black cardstock like Chrissie used on her cards, so I just blended through the stencil onto regular black cardstock using a mini ink blending tool.

After I had the ink blending done, I lightly spritzed the panel with water using a mini mister then dried it using my heat tool. I love how the inks really brighten up once the water is applied!

Mel's Card Corner | Distress Oxide Ink Blending on Black

I trimmed the black panel down then matted it using a piece of black Deco Sheet from the Halloween collection by Tim Holtz. (The Halloween Deco Sheets have been discontinued, but still seem to be available at quite a few retailers.) I figured since I didn’t have the shimmery black cardstock, this would still be a way for me to add a little shimmer factor to my card. I then adhered the matted panel to a white top-folding card base.

For the sentiment, I used the Hugs die from Winnie & Walter. I cut it out four times from white cardstock. Using the mini ink blender, I added the Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink to one of the die cuts. I adhered them all together, with the blended die cut on top, using Multi Medium Matte then adhered them to my card.

Until next time …

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  1. Maggie B says:

    Hi Mel ~ I love the way this turned out. I did something similar the other day with colored embossing paste and loved the results. The Swoop stencil is just plain, old fun!! Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

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