Faux Distress Oxide Ink Technique

On my Facebook Live last week I showed how to use Stampin’ Up! inks to make a background that mimics those made with distress oxide inks.  I watched a video of this technique, and apparently didn’t pin it, and can’t find it to link now.  I’ll update if I ever come across it again to give credit where it’s due!

You can watch my video showing how to make these cards either on Facebook or YouTube.

I had a lot of fun playing with the colours to make these backgrounds.  I  found that 4 colours total worked really well, 3 that blend together and one that compliments and “pops”.  

As promised on my video, here are the cards I made, including some made with the piece left when I cut down the main image panel.  You’ll also note that I’ve changed up a few of the embellishments from the video.

Colours: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose.  
​Stamp sets: Good Morning Magnolia & A Big Thank You (L); Beauty Abounds (R).
Colours: Rich Razzleberry, Merry Merlot, Rococo Rose and Mango Melody.
Stamp Sets: Good Morning Magnolia & Here’s A Card (L); Magnolia Blooms & A Big Thank You (R).
Colours: Pretty Peacock, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive
Stamp Sets: Good Morning Magnolia & Healing Hugs
Colours: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Highland Heather.
Stamp Sets: Good Morning Magnolia & Magnolia Blooms
Colours: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite & Blushing Bride.
Stamp Set: Good Morning Magnolia
Did you notice?

A few of these cards use stamps from the Magnolia Blooms set…but you won’t find it in the Annual Catalogue.  It’s in the new, Experience Creativity Beginner Brochure,  but it’s not just for beginners!  They coordinate perfectly with all the other products in the Magnolia Lane Suite…it’s fun to mix-and-match.

Don’t forget to check out my weekly Facebook Live video – either live at 10:00 am on Wednesdays in Melbourne (figure out your time here) or later that day on Facebook or YouTube.  

Upcoming Classes

Information for All Classes:
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Nancy’s Stamping Studio

1801/151 Berkeley Street, Melbourne 3000
1 block E of Haymarket tram stop (19/59) and Flemington Rd/Peel St (58). Also 3 blocks W of Lincoln Sq./Swanston St – UniMelb tram stop. Contact for parking info.

RSVP at least 2 days before class so I can be sure to have enough materials prepared.
Monthly Card Class
Make 5 projects featuring a variety of techniques and great Stampin’ Up! products. Perfect for experienced and novice crafters!

​$30 – all supplies and afternoon tea included.
Saturday, 17 August
 RSVP deadline Thursday, 15 August
Tuesday, 20 August RSVP deadline Sunday, 18 August

Tuesday, 17 September RSVP deadline Sunday, 15 September
Saturday, 21 September RSVP deadline Thursday, 19 September

Specialty Classes
Fun Folds 2
Saturday, 3 August
 RSVP deadline Thursday, 1 August
Someone said, “A card is a hug with a fold in the middle.”  What a lovely idea…but we can go beyond that!  Come make a variety of cards that go beyond a simple crease…different to the ones made in June’s class!  You will also receive a printout with directions for each type of fold. Suitable for novice and experienced crafters.  All supplies and afternoon tea included. $30.

Playing with Pigment Sprinkles
Saturday, 7 September RSVP deadline Thursday, 5 September
Learn how to use these amazing watercolour pigment crystals on your projects.  We’ll be doing a variety of techniques, some of which will wind up on finished cards, others will be yours to take home to continue working with.  Note: I will supply gloves, but please wear clothes that can get accidentally stained without distress. All supplies and afternoon tea included. $30.

World Cardmaking Day
Saturday, 5 October
 RSVP deadline Thursday, 3 October
Plan to attend my first World Cardmaking Day event in Australia!  Stay tuned for details on this free event….

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack
Saturday, 2 November
 RSVP deadline Tuesday, 29 October
Attendees will literally stamp a stack of cards!  5 each of 5 designs for a total of 25 cards, all ready to send out for the holidays!  Note: this session may run long (or short) depending on how quickly each individual completes her cards.  Suitable for novice and experienced crafters, though most will feel more comfortable having attended one of my previous sessions.  All supplies and afternoon tea included. $50.


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