44 posts categorized "Oxide Inks"

You're Fintastic
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends, Candice here back on the blog to share another card using the new 3D wave embossing folder from Memory box and the new Whittles dies from Poppystamps. I am loving this embossing folder from Memory Box as it is perfect for making summer water themed cards. 


The supplies to make today's card include the Whittle dolphin die, the Whittle Sealife Sentiments stamp set from Poppystamps  and the Wave 3D embossing folder from Memory.


Today's card uses the same technique of ink blending Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled glass, Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire for the background as I did on yesterday's car. Then embossing the paper with the 3D embossing folder and sanding off the raised edges to create definition on the wave pattern. 



To create the "killer whale" image I die cut the whittle dolphin once from black cardstock then again from white cardstock. trimmed off the bottom portion of the black dolphin and adhered it to the white dolphin die cut with some liquid adhesive. I then used my white jelly pen to give the eyes the white detail. 


I then stamped the sentiment, "You're Fintastic" in Versafine black onyx ink. Then added some water splash detail with a fine tip sharpie marker. Lastly for an added touch on the card I added a strip of silver cardstock at the top of the card for some more dimension and detail. 

I hope you've liked today's cardshare and found inspiration. Until next time....happy crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Just Keep Swimming
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends, hope you all are enjoying your summer. Today I am on the blog sharing a cute summer theme card using the new wave 3D embossing folder from MemoryBox, the Whittle Fish Trio dies and sWhittle Sealife Sentiments stamp set from Poppystamps. 
To begin you will need to color a 5.5 inch by 4.25 inch piece of white cardstock with Tumbled Glass, Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. Be sure to blend the colors well with your Ink Blending tool.


Next emboss the inked cardstock with the wave 3D embossing folder. Remember to use the correct sandwich of plates for your specific die cut machine when embossing with 3D embossing folders. 
Now take a sanding block or a piece of fine grit sandpaper and sand off some of the ink from the raised embossed areas on the cardstock. The white portion of cardstock will appear and provide a nice highlight.  The waves become so defined with this technique. 


Next, die cut the fish from the trio fish die 3 times from white cardstock. The trio fish can all be cut with one pass with your die cutting machine. Then colored each of your fish with your favorite color medium. I am using Copic Markers in Y17, G23, B32 and R83. 
Then stamp the“Just Keep Swimming” sentiment from the Whitle Sealife Sentiments stamp set onto a white die cut circle with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Adhere the colored fish onto the circle cardstock piece with liquid adhesive. 

Lastly die cut s stitched circle frame from grey cardstock using the  Poppystamps Double Stitch Cirle Frames die and adhere the circle frame to the white circle with some liquid adhesive. Then pop the entire circle die cut image onto the embossed wave background with foam tape. Adhere your card front to an  A2  size card base and you are done. 


I hope you have ejoyed today's cardshare and tutorial. These Whittle dies and coordinating sentiments make quick and easy cards. Until next time. Happy Crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy



Thinking About You Always
by Candice Crawford

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Happy Memorial Day! Hope you are all enjoying the holiday.  Today, I am back on the blog showcasing a bright and cheery card using the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel set that released in early spring. This basket die is perfect for Easter and any occasion.  Although this die makes a Pop Up Easel card, the basket image can be used on its own to create a great focal image for an A2 size card. 

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The Basket die comes with several greenery pieces that I used along with the flower dies from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. I also used the butterfly die from this set and some of the greenery pieces to complete the full floral basket. The centers of the flowers were embellished with some white nuvo drops for added dimension. 

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To add a bit of interest to the card I sponged on some Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink in the background.  The sentiment comes from the Greeting Basics stamp set and I used one of the sentiment frame dries from the Christmas Quotes stamp and die set to cut of the sentiment to adhere it to the basket with foam tape. 

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There is  a ton of dimension on this card and I absolutelylove it.  From the layered flowers and greenery to the layered basket pieces and butterfly, this basket image jumps off the card with so much texture. I hope you've enjoyed today's cardshare and found inspiration. 

Until next time...happy crafting. Candice Floral Signature copy






Peony Garden Corner
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends, Candice here! 

Today I am back on the blog to share another spring themed card using the Peony Garden Corner stamp and die set from Memory Box. This large 6x8 stamp set comes with a large flower image that fits perfectly in the corner of an A2 size card. 


To make this card, I die cut the background images with the Lattice Plate with some cream colored card stock. Then I die cut the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame from some gold card stock. I adhered the frame and the lattice background panel to an A2 cream colored card base. 


Next I stamped the Peony Corner stamp with Versamark ink and heat set it with some gold embossing powder. Then used the coordinating die from the set to cut out the flowers. 


Next I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in 2 shades of pink and 2 shades of green to color in the image. I also used my water brush pen to distribute the color in various areas of the petals and leaves to create depth and dimension for the watercolor look. I adhered the flowers to the left corner of the card with some foam tape. 


Lastly I stamped the sentiment Happy Birthday onto a strip of black card stock in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with some white detailed embossing powder. I then cut the sentiment into two strips and adhered it to my card with foam tape. 

Very stunning. I hope you've enjoyed this project share and found inspiration.

Until next time....Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy





Afternoon Sloths
by Michele K. Henderson



Hello Friends!

Welcome to Poppystamps! Today I am sharing a fresh and fun Poppystamps card using some very sweet dies from our newest release! Take a look!


What is cuter than a couple of sloths in the afternoon? I started out by inking some watercolor paper with Distress Oxide Inks, and using it as my background panel. It reminds me of sunlight filtering through a lush jungle.



I added the brand new Leafy Vines Slim Plate, in this fabulous slimline shape! Then I added the Holiday Mistletoe, and a few flowers from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. The finishing touch? A pair of Whittle Sloths! It's just a lazy afternoon!


This card was, of course, SO MUCH FUN to make! I think I say that every time I post a card, because working with these adorable Poppystamps dies is ALWAYS fun!

Thanks so much for joining us today!






With Love
by Nancy Penir


Greetings my Poppy friends! I have a card to share with you today featuring a few of the new items in the shops.


Have you ever tried the Open Studio embossing folders? Talk about dimension... They're extra deep allowing you to play with texture and color. The card I made is really very simple. I ran my folder through my machine (be very careful, allowing for the extra thick folder, adjustments may be necessary), and used sponge daubers and oxide inks to apply color to the lifted flowers and leaves. I used a lighter hand, blending colors, and trying not to go out of the lifted image.
I used the Simple Leaf Heart Split Border from last year, also colored with my oxide inks, and lifted the panel with foam.


The heart window frames a few of blooms. 


Like I said, the dimension on these or any of the embossing folders is amazing! 

Hope you're inspired to try your favorite technique with them.

Nancy Floral Signature copy