59 posts categorized "Oxide Inks"

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


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






Blueberry Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there, Marybeth Lopez  here with you on this last Wednesday of July, can you believe it! Today I am using the Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone, along with the Modest Greetings 1 Foil and Cut Die Set. I also used the Watercolor Paper for my cones.


I splattered the cones with a water brush dipped in some ink .

The cones were layered twice and ink blended with my blending brush and Distress Oxide Ink as you can see below. 


I think the ink blending gives a nice cone look with simple shading. I was light handed while doing this.


I also used the Watercolor Paper from Open Studio. I used a few colors to blend some darker and some mixed. Im calling it blueberry  ice cream , works for me and looks delicious. I was in need of some  boy  birthday cards . I think this should work and I love the simple Happy Birthday under the cone. Loving the Poppystamps Foil and Cut Die Set. I made many at one time in a few different colors. So nice to have on hand when making a card.


Thank you so much for taking a look. I hope I have inspired you to be creative and or go take a look at the shop. So grateful for the blessing of this craft in these times.

God bless you all.




Thank You!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

Have you seen our new release? I'm in love!!!!

Today I share with you a pretty, simple and sweet card!

Take a peek! :)


I started coloring my paper with distress oxide inks in my favorite colors!

I use Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die for sentiment!


I added some sparkle with our beautiful papers!


Do you like? :)


Happy summer to you!!!


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Butterflies Galore
by Janet Katz

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I'm a sucker for butterflies on cards and this card is the evidence. I started work using a premade watercolor background. It was just an abstract painting using a few colors of bright pink ink on watercolor paper.

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Next, I used the new Stained Glass Butterfly Collage die, which is a single large die, to cut out the butterfly "windows" from a piece of 110lb white cardstock. You can see the watercolor beneath. 

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I was really taken with the three tiny butterflies towards the bottom of the die. I had a premade ink-blended background of three yellow Distress Oxides. I cut only the lower half of the die so I could pop out the tiny yellow butterflies. Next I wanted a bright pink butterfly outline. I was working on the card away from home and didn't have bright pink cardstock with me. No problem. I sponged Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto a square of thick white cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Large Stained Glass Butterfly.

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I cut out the coordinating background of this die from the white pearl paper inside the Poppystamps Vintage Pastel 6x6 Mirror paper pad. Finally, I cut the body of the butterfly from brown cardstock. I adhered these three together down the center only so the outline could lift off the pearl background.

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I saw a card online with flowers added to butterfly wings, so I decided to do the same. I cut the smallest flowers from the same yellow ink-blended background using the Potpourri Flower Set and the Petite Blooms Flower Set. The green leaves are from the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel die set. I stacked two flowers for each bloom and glued a brown enamel dot in the center of each.
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I adhered these to the butterfly and then used foam adhesive to glue the flowers to the butterfly. I adhered the white panel to a bright pink card base. Finally, I added a premade sentiment strip along with the 3 tiny yellow butterflies to the card.
Have you used a butterfly on a card lately? 
Janet Floral Signature copy




Stained Glass Butterfly Card
by Candice Crawford


Hey crafty friends, Candice here, back on the blog again today sharing another card from the Poppystamps new release. 

Today’s card features the new small and large Stained Glass Butterfly Background dies, along with the new You are Amazing Poe Script greeting Foil and cut die set. 

FD794364-61C3-4ADB-9090-802EFC1F89BFTo make the card I first sponged on some Distress ink in Salvaged Patina, Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick, then added some gold splatters with some gold paint.

The butterflies for the card were die cut from white, gold and vellum cardstock and adhered together with liquid glue. 
The butterflies were popped up with foam tape and then adhered to the card. My favorite part of the card is the sentiment that features the new foil and cut die set. It was so easy to foil the sentiment with gold foil and die cut it out with the coordinating die. 


I hope you have enjoyed today’s card and found inspiration. Until next time…happy 

Candice Floral Signature copy



PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies craft die

2529 Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background craft die