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.

Click the image below to be taken to the sale.

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.

  1. It was really cool seeing the different ways you used the distress oxides on each of these cards.

  2. Your cards and sentiments truly fit one another! Your cards are magical, merry and bright!!! I’ve been thinking about investing in a mono print and brayers and now think I definitely will. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  3. Great to see how different one stamp can look on three different card designs!

  4. Love your winter scenes and the color variations!

  5. What stunning cards and such a beautiful stamp. Time to try out some new techniques here !!

  6. Wow you were sure busy creating some amazing cards! I am a fan of distressed inks myself! They are just such gorgeous colors!

  7. These are all so unique! I love that house stamp and the way you distressed the cards in so many different ways!

  8. Love the variety of cards. I am going to have to get my gelli plate out more often. 🙂

  9. Amazing how different you can make each card look using just one stamp! Very nice

  10. wow, three cards, you keener you LOL…Love them all, really like the idea of the snowflake embossing on the middle one, adds just that little touch of background, it’s perfect.

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