Hi everyone! I’m so glad you’ve joined me today. Today I’ll be sharing a card featuring Distress Oxide Inks and the new Essentials By Ellen Snailed It stamp set.
I’ve done a previous In Touch Newsletter featuring Distress Oxide Inks. In that edition, I went over some Distress Oxide blending. Today, I’ll be featuring some of the beautiful Distress Oxide autumn tones and I’ll be using them to stamp my images today.
These inks are fabulous for stamping. The pigment dye ink properties leave you with a nice solid image, much like a pigment ink, that is fast drying, like your favorite dye inks. Now these inks will stay wet a little bit longer than a dye ink, but not nearly as long as a pigment ink. That extended wet time will allow you to add embossing powder over the top to achieve a colored embossed image with these inks.
These inks leave you with a finish unlike any other ink. These ink dry with a velvety or chalky appearance. It’s such a beautiful look.
Now keep in mind, these inks are water reactive. That means that if you expose them to moisture they will bleed out a bit. This is a great feature. But if you’re not looking for that more loose, watercolor look, you want to avoid over saturating these with mists or water. When you do add some water droplets, these inks will oxidize, leaving you with another completely different look that you cannot achieve with other types of ink. I’ll show you this feature in the video tutorial below.
The pigment property also allows you to stamp on dark colors of cardstock and maintain the color.
For today’s card, I used Distress Oxide inks in Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, and Vintage Photo. These colors work beautifully for fall. The Antique Linen color really surprised me. I love the color…kind of a taupe-ish cream color. I’ll be using this one a lot more in the future.
To embellish my card just a bit, I’m using some Tonic Nuvo Drops. I used it to create the enamel dots on the front of my card and the slug’s eyes. The Nuvo Drops are a perfect accent for your cards. And DIY’ing your own enamel dots means you’ll always have plenty of the color and size that you need for your card projects.
Be sure to check out the video tutorial below. I’ll walk you through the creation of this card and show you some great tips and tricks along the way.
Also, be sure to check out the entire Essentials By Ellen October release. There are some fabulous products that I know you are going to love.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this project. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day.
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