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Fun and Messy Distress Oxide Background

Hi Everyone! Today’s card is inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge. The Picture Perfect stamp set was just perfect for this sketch which madethis a great opportunity to pull out this stamp set again. This is actually the first time I’m using this particular stamp from the set.

First I started with creating the background as that had to dry for a bit. For this, I stamped the Abstract Triangle rubber stamp from Simon Says on smooth watercolor cardstock. I used VersaMark ink as I wanted to heat emboss it with white embossing powder. On a craftmat, I smushed different colors of Distress Oxide ink and sprayed it with water. The colors I used are Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, and Picked Raspberry. I then grabbed my heat embossed background and smushed that in the inks. I created multiple layers, each time I dried it first before going in the ink again. This is a really fun technique to do and it creates a beautiful background.

While the background was drying, I moved on to my main scene: the dog selfie. I stamped the dogs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my Copic markers:

  • Grey dog: W0, W2, W4
  • Brown dogs: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
  • Ears: RV000, RV52, RV55,
  • Collar: V01, V05
  • Nose: C1, C3, C5, C9
  • Tongue: R59, R29

The sentiment I heat embossed with white embossing powder and then blended Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry on top. With a paper towel I buffed off the ink on top of the embossed sentiment. Then I cut the sentiment strip in the design I wanted and adhered it to the background with foam tape. The dog selfie I adhered to the background with tacky glue. And that finishes of the card!

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. If you are curious to see all my other cards created with this stamp set, click here. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

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