Fun with Distress Oxides

In the midsts of playing with all the wonderful colors, I recieved a card order for a birthday card. Well I just knew I had to use one of the backgrounds I created and the Mermazing stamp set from My favorite things 

So I just went to town  playing with the different color combinatins. I started with Wilterd violet, faded jeans and cracked pistacchio and then added in the deliscous new Peacock Feather to the mix. I have to say that is one of my favorite colors.  


For most of the backgrounds above I went to town with the distress spray bottle and some Perfect Pearls to bring is some shimmer.  I also brought in a stencil from My Favorite things trying to add some texture and demension.  The picture above doe not show all the panels I created. I had done a few more that I have already turned into cards. 

This Peackcok feather background is one of my favorites I created. For these pannels I used Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feather.  Then I used the the technique Jennifer McGuire shared in her video a week or so back, where she sprayed water on stamps and stencils  and then pressed them down on her distress oxied bacgrounds which created such  beautiful results. 

I continued on with a few more color combinations and a fun background stamp also from My Favorite things. With these pannels I uesed Warn Lipstick, Peacock feather and Twisted citron as well as black soot. 

I did one pannel just spraying the background stamp with water and then placing it on the pannel. The others I used black soot directly onto the stamp and sprayed with water  and pressed it down.

Here is the background I created for my clients card, I used Faded Jeanes, Broken China and Cracked Pistacchio  and  lots of water.

The card is a standard A2 card base. I used bazzil  dark blue card stock for the base and the reef frame.

I die cut the pannel using the My Favorite Things Wonky stitched rectangle die and the ocene die  cut was a Hero Arts Reef border die all of which are  linked below. 

I stamped out the mermaids and rock from the Mermazing stamp set from My Favorite Things, I colored both using my copic markers. (Sadly I forgot to write down the colors I used) I fussy cut the mermaids and rock out as I do not have the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Mama Elephant  Make a Wish stamp set using Simon Say Intense black in and my misti tool. I chose to use my misti tool  as I was stamping on textured paper and wanted to make sure I got a clean crisp impression. I popped the frame up with foam tape as well as part of the mermaid and rock. For finishing touches I added some sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as well as some Moonshine sequins from Simon Say Stamps

For the inside of the card I used a sentiment from the Little Darling Mermaid set from Your Next Stamp. I also took some of the distress oxides and stamped the coral, seaweed and shells on to the inside of the card just to finish it all off. 

I really hope you enjoyed my card creation and some of my backgrounds.

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Have a wonderful week


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