Friday, October 04, 2019

*Let's Get (Di)Stressed Blog Hop*

Welcome to the October Scrap'n Stamp Blog Hop... this month we are playing with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and we hope you'll play along as well.  Share your work with us on the Scrap'n Stamp Challenge Facebook page!
I know that the big thing about the distress inks is that they react with water...  but since that was what I figured everyone else would be doing, I decided to try to figure out another way to use them.  Let me tell you, there were a LOT of attempts before I found something I liked!
I was asked by a friend to make a set of cards for her... three thank you cards and a congratulations on your new home card... so I killed two birds with one stone with this card LOL!
I started out by using the Picket Fence Studio Sunburst Stencil on some white cardstock using the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone.  I set it aside to dry for several hours while I worked on some of the other cards my friend asked me to make.  I wanted to make sure it was good and dry before I did the next step.  I just LOVE this Glimmer Paste!

I repositioned the stencil on my card and grabbed my Distress Oxide inks in three shades of orange and red and coloured over the Glimmer Paste with the Tim Holtz Blending Tools.  I went over it all once, set it aside to dry and then went over it all again.  I find the the Distress Oxide inks dry lighter in colour than they look when they are fresh.
I trimmed down the stencilled panel after the inks were dry and created a 1/16" black mat around it.  I then adhered it to the front of a side fold card.

And then it went through several changes over the next few days while I figured out how to finish it off.  I stamped the Lawn Fawn sentiment in VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and cut it out with the banner die.  I had the little scrap of MFT paper sitting on my desk from a previous project and added it behind the sentiment for a little "something-something".

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Basic Black; white from my stash
*Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne; Distress Oxide Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick
*Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments
*Dies:  Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner
*Tools:  Perfect Layers Tool; Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone; Picket Fence Studio Sunburst Stencil

I hope you'll HOP along with the rest of the Design Team.... and be sure to leave comments at all of the stops along the way!  We will be choosing one person to win a $50 gift certificate from Scrap'n Stamp!!  WAIT, there's more!!!  Order from today until midnight on October 6th and get 10% off all things OXIDE (yes, even the *new* sprays!) with the coupon code OXIDE10 (not valid with any other coupon, sale or promotion.  Valid on in stock items only)


  1. beautiful color choices and blended perfect too.

  2. So very pretty Nancy. The colours are beautiful and I love the glitter.

  3. I love the gorgeous sparkle! It's so pretty in the blended colours. Your friend will love it!

  4. I am loving the sparkle and Distress Oxides together! Great idea!

  5. OMG! LOVE that glitter and sparkle with the inks! JUST GORGEOUS!

  6. I am soooooooo loving the glitter with the distressed ink also! So beautiful together!

  7. Oh what a neat way to colour the Glimmer Paste! I usually mix the inks into my pastes but this allowed you to do the shading. Great tip!

  8. Interesting way to use the glimmer paste and distress oxides.

  9. Pretty stencil design! Love the colors you used!

  10. I've never used the the oxides over the glimmer paste, always underneath. I must give this technique a try!

  11. Hi Nancy :) Your card is dazzlingly brilliant!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  12. I love how you experimented on your card and use the Nuvo glitter paste. Beautiful!


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