I’ve been having so much fun lately doing ink blending with Distress Oxide inks. They blend so beautifully! I pulled them out again for today’s card.
I started by creating a card base from Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock. I repeatedly stamped several of the snowflakes from the Christmas Cheer stamp set from Avery Elle using VersaMark ink then heat embossed them using Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger.
This stamp set was the Avery Elle STAMPtember 2016 exclusive set for Simon Says Stamp. This stamp set is no longer available, but any small or medium size snowflake stamps will work for this technique. I’ll link to a couple of other similar stamp sets in the product list which would be good alternatives.
I masked off a stripe across the front of the card using 2″ Post-It tape. Using mini ink blending tools, I started from the right and blended Salty Ocean Oxide about a third of the way across the card. Next, I switched to Peacock Feathers Oxide and blended it across the next third of the card. Finally, I switched to Wilted Violet Oxide and blended it across the final third of the card. To smooth out the blending between colors, I went back over each of the blending points again with Peacock Feathers Oxide since it was the color in the middle. Once I had all the ink blending done, I used a dry cloth to buff away the excess ink from the embossed snowflakes.
Next, I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set on the right hand side of the card tucking it in among the snowflakes. I stamped it using Salty Ocean Oxide then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. To finish up the card, I wrapped some black and white baker’s twine around the top part of the card and finished it off with a small bow.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – the current theme is anything goes with an optional showcase of using Tim Holtz products.
- CAS on Friday – the current theme is Christmas.
Until next time …