Welcome to the Di(Stressed) Blog Hop.
I have been looking forward to this hop, as who doesn’t love playing with their distress inks.
Before I get into the cards I made I would like to let you know we have a $50. gift card draw for this hop.
The names will be taken from those who comment on each member of the design team, so be sure to get your comments in.
The draw will take place on the 22nd of October and will be announced on the Scrap’n Stamp Blog.
And, more good news to share, the store will have 10% off all things OXIDE, yes even the new sprays, with coupon code “OXIDE10”. The sale expires October 6, 2109.
Now onto my cards. I just received this stamp earlier in the week and decided I would like to play with it, so why not for the hop. I have done the card three ways, using distress oxide inks on all three.
Holiday Magic is done using as many inks as I could use without turning anything into mud. Using my blending foams I applied the ink to the stamp. For Santa and the sky I used the Blueprint Sketch.
With my paint brush I pulled colour in to the trees and out at the house foundation. I added yellow to some of the windows along with Midas Touch to the trees and Santa’s Sleigh.
I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair Green Oasis, framing to coordinate with the card base using the Christmas Pine cardstock.
To finish I added Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Crystals.
My second card I again stamped using my blending foams adding a lot of colour. I dragged the colour in to paint the house, and where necessary added more ink.
I painted the sky using Peacock Feathers and Broken China, and the house area with Tumbled Glass. I then put the card back in my Misti and stamped with VersaMark Embossing Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
To finish up I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Tulip Red, matting in the dark blue cardstock used for my card base and added Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Crystal.
This card came out by accident. I was using my Gelli Press and on a piece of cardstock I was cleaning my roller with the inks. I had Mustard Seed then Carved Pumpkin and I loved how it looked so I put is aside.
For the hop today, using my Gelli Press I inked up the stamp with Candied Apple, stamped off then stamped my gel press adding my paper the the press. Giving a good rub I pulled it off the plate and this is what I got.
For added texture I then ran the piece through my Gemini Jr. along with the snowflakes stencil, adding this look to the card.
I attached the piece to the red cardstock, stamped the sentiment in the tulip red and matted with the coordinating card stock, attaching to the base using foam squares, which I did on the other cards as well.
To finish I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red. Oh, and before I forget, there is more. Join us in the store for this fabulous sale celebrating World Cardmaking Day.
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I hope you have enjoyed these cards. Following the hop list you will find Affiliate links to the products I used today. Thank you for your support.
Up next is Deborah.