Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Played With Oxides

Finally I got to use some of my Oxide Inks to make a card. I watched a video by Jennifer MaGuire in which she added designs with water using both stencils and stamps on her Oxide Ink backgrounds. So that seemed so interesting to me that I decided to try my luck with it and I was really pleased with the outcome.


For my background I inked up the Gina K. Designs white card stock with Distressed Oxides Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick. Then I took a Tim Holtz poinsettia stencil and spritzed it with water and laid it on my card stock. Next I placed a paper towel over it and left it do it's magic for awhile. I ended up with a gorgeous subtle designed background. The stamps I used for the card are from Gina K. Designs Festive Frames and A Year of Flowers set. The white background was stamped repeatedly with the poinsettia image in Cranberry Tart ink and I also used that ink color to add the sentiment and the popped poinsettia image. The popped poinsettia was colored with Zig markers and  I added additional color using the Worn Lipstick.


The background was die cut with a Cottage Cutz double stitched rectangle die before adding it to the white stamped layer. The card base was of Cranberry Tart card stock and I lined it with a panel of white so I could add a sentiment later on and write a message. The finishing touch was to add some pearls.

This was fun and although I only have six of the Oxide inks I think I may have to play more and gradually add other colors to my supply. I wanted to try them first before investing in a lot of new things.

I hope your week is going well. And, thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

11 comments:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Fabulous background!!! Such a beauty!

Theresa said...

Love all the details. Very Pretty!

Donna Ellis said...

Love love LOVE your amazing creation, Verna! Thanks for sharing the fun oxide technique, and the pretty richness of your colors! It's a beautiful card. xx

Darnell said...

Verna, Jennifer would be so proud of your card using the Oxides! I'm gonna have to watch that video. This is stunning!!! Hugs, Darnell

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card! I don't have any of the Oxide inks yet but you have done a great job with them.

Karen Hasheck said...

Wow- just gorgeous! I want to play with that technique too when I have time! And I am pinning and you inspired me!

Sharon Fontenot said...

Wow poinsettias 3 ways. I have not tried my oxides yet. I think I am going to try your card exactly. It is the prettiest oxide card I've sent so far. This will the perfect way to give it a try. Thanks for the detailed directions.

Joyce Erb said...

Love all the poinsettias! Really gorgeous card

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty cArd! Aren't you loving those oxides?! So.much.fun.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, this is beautiful. I love the oxides too but mine didn't look great like this! I have to try wetting the stencil and laying it on the background. That is so cool.

Team Clark said...

Hi Verna, this is just so pretty! I love that you repeated the image for a background layer. Stunning Christmas make. Hugs, Autumn

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