153 posts categorized "Distress Oxide Inks"

Twisted Houses
by Candice Crawford


Hey there crafty friends. Candice here on the blog with another Halloween card to share. Today's card is another cutesy Halloween card using dies from the recent Poppystamps Halloween release.


The dies I used for the card are the Twisted Houses die, the Whittle Creatures die set and the Marzipan Alphabet dies. I cut the Twisted Housed die from black card stock and layered with yellow cardstock underneath to make the houses appear to have lights on. Next I die cut the ghost from white glitter cardstock and the word spooky from plain white cardstock. 


For the background on my card I created a nighttime sunset using Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot. Today's card came together rather quickly and I really enjoyed creating it. I hope you all found inspiration to create some cutesy Halloween cards. Until next time....happy crafting. 


Candice Floral Signature copy




by Candice Crawford


Hey there crafters, Candice here on the blog today sharing a slimline Halloween card using a few new products from Poppystamps. Slimline cards are a lot of fun to make and they are pretty easy too. 


Today's card is using the new Ghost die from the new Halloween Assemblage die set along with the Boo sentiment from the new Boo Poe Script die. I die cut the ghost three times from white cardstock and the sentiment was die cut six times in two. Three times from white cardstock and three times from black cardstock. I then layered the black cardstock on top of the white cardstock with liquid glue slightly off center to create a shadow for the sentiment. 


For the background of my card, I used my Distress Oxide Ink in Black shoot along with a blending brush to create a spooky cloudy night sky. I then used a black Sharpie marker and drew freehand a few bats to my background scene. 


Next I adhered the die cut ghosts to the card with some 3m foam tape. Lastly I added the layered Boo sentiments to the card with some liquid adhesive. I really liked how my card came together. I tend to gravitate more towards cutesy Halloween cards, more so than spooky and scary halloween cards. I categorized this card as "cutesy" Halloween.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you enjoyed this card share and found inspiration. Unit next time crafters, happy crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy





Gold Tipped Fall Leaves
by Janet Katz

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Check out Poppystamps' Instagram reel or Facebook post today to see a video of how this card was made.
I'm utterly smitten with the Fanciful Fall Leaves die set. Today, I decided to show them off against a background of Distress ink.
To make the background, I used Distress inkpads and sprays with the ink smooshing technique on 140lb watercolor paper. I started with a 6" x 7" piece and cut it down to the 4" x 5.25" portion I liked the most.
Since the die cuts themselves have such great etched detail, I began by cutting them from the same watercolor paper.
I took each die cut and rubbed it across an embossing ink pad to coat the tips. For the acorns, I used an embossing ink pen. Then, I dipped the leaves and acorns into gold embossing powder and heat embossed each.
I used a circle punch to cut out a 2.5" circle from a soft blue-green cardstock. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes Stamp set onto brown cardstock with black ink. I used the label die cut that comes with the stamp set to cut out the sentiment.
I made a thread nest using some light brown thread. Finally, I layered it all together beginning with the inky background on top of blue-green cardstock. I placed 3 leaves under my circle and then glued my thread nest on top. I glued together 7 gold-tipped leaves and adhered them to the circle. Next, I adhered the sentiment down over the leaves with foam adhesive. Finally, I added two little acorns onto the sentiment.
Try showing off some of our great etched die shapes with plain light cardstock over an exciting background. Happy crafting!
Janet Floral Signature copy


Whittle Hello
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, Marybeth Lopez  here with you today. I made this fun little Halloween card with some of the new fall Poppystamps dies.

 Thankfully all my links are working now. There was  few technical difficulties and it seems to be fixed now. 


I used watercolor card stock from memory box 300gsm for my background  panel , then did a few splatters.

As you can see below I ink blended all my colors you see on the card. Nothing too precise as you can see on the next to photos.


I used Ranger Distress Oxide  for my ink.


I layered the Halloween Assemblage spider web twice , once with the leftover ink blended paper and second layer with Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad Fp1002.


The picture above showed you how I kinda randomly placed my dies. I cut it out twice. One for the contrasting color and just to have a double layer of shoe.



I hope you are all doing well and hanging in there. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

So grateful for the cooler weather, we had a long heat wave. 

God Bless.


You Are the Sweetest
by Nancy Penir


Hello and welcome! Nancy here, and I have one last summer card for you, before pumpkin season takes over. 


I have geraniums in my garden, do you? Our extreme dry heat takes them out in late summer, so I couldn't find one plant blooming, to post a picture of their beauty for you. Their thick lush leaves grow together blanketing the soil, and the flowers grow high on sturdy stems. I wanted to capture that for my card.


All pieces were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked. That way I could assemble the blooms from deeply inked to pale.

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The sentiment is black embossed onto clear cardstock. Be sure to use heat resistant clear cardstock so the heat doesn't warp it.

Layered and dimensional, I will certainly handmake a custom envelope. 

Are your cards taking a turn toward autumn? Sometimes saying goodby to summers bright colors is bittersweet. At least my cards are still blooming! Have a wonderful week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Ocean Fish
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends, Candice here on the blog sharing a very fun card using the new Ocean Fish Embossing Folder, Stencil and coordinating cutting dies from Memory Box. This combination of products from Memory Box can create beautiful 3D embossed images that can be cut out with the coordinating die that comes together in one set.  


Creating with this new product collection is very easy. Simply die cut the fish images from a sheet of white cardstock. Then use the coordinating stencils and your Distress Oxide inks to color your die cut pieces. The stencil lines up perfectly with the die cuts to create stunning two tone colored fish.  I added a bit of white gel pen for more dimension to the images.


Lastly die cut your colored images using the coordinating dies that come with the embossing folder. For the background on my card I used the Underwater 3D embossing folder from Memory Box, that I colored using my Distress Oxide inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. The sentiment comes from the Poppystamps Whittle Sealife Sentiments stamp set, which  I stamped in VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut out with a small circle punch.  The puns in this stamp set are perfect for this card. To frame up my fish, I use the Stitched Rectangle Trimmings dies from Memory Box that I cut from gold mirror cardstock. 


I has so much fun creating this card and I just loved the way this card came out. I hope you enjoyed the bit of inspiration today. Until next time.....Happy Crafting!Candice Floral Signature copy