Jul 22, 2017

PaperArtsy Topic 9 Distress Oxide Wildflowers Cards


Happy Saturday!  Today I FINALLY had a chance to play along with the current topic at PaperArtsy, though I'm pushing the deadline.  I decided to use some of my favorite Distress Ink and Distress Oxides with embossing to make some simple birthday cards.


I dipped my panel in Evergreen Bough DI, then in Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio DOX puddles.  I have been getting a lot of questions when I say this.   I tap my pads onto my kraft mat and then spritz with water to make ink puddles, thus the "dipping" process.


For the first card I stamped the main image in Evergreen Bough, then did my smaller surrounding images in white embossing.


For the second card I did the reverse, and embossed my main image and stamped the smaller images in ink.  I used my inks to watercolor the petals.  I am slowly building a collection of PA stamps and won these two floral sets recently, but don't have many sentiments.  So I pulled a stamp from my stash and stamped it on my clean up paper and stapled it down.  The little numbers stamp is a single image stamp and makes the coolest filler!  These were really fun and will help me with my birthday card stash.  I hope you like them!


55 comments:

Marianne said...

So pretty. Love these colours together.

Mac Mable said...

Love the oxide colours and the technique. Glorious cards and loving the filler stamp and the stamping with the darker green and the white (embossing) x

Lisa said...

These are absolutely stunning!! The backgrounds look so amazing!! I love the colors and the stamps you used!! These are gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the bgs ! wonderful cards :)

Joan said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the colours of the backgrounds and the different
Stamping techniques you have used

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month
Joan

Linda Kunsman said...

they're beautiful Autumn! I'm guessing you have the whole collection of DOX inks:):) Beautiful flower stamps too-congrats on winning them. Happy weekend!

Cathy P. said...

Love what you have done with the Distress Oxide inks! The colors are wonderful. These cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Making Memories Crafting this month. Hugs, Cathy

Team Clark said...

I got paid for some design work and bought the first set at stamp convention this February. I will have to save up for the next batch, but really want frayed burlap and antique linen!!!

Lin said...

Swoooooon, love the way these turned out! I didn't think I needed many more oxide inks, but you may be changing my mind!

Lois Wyche said...

Very beautiful, indeed!

Anne Temple said...

These are beautiful! Love the color combo.

Andree said...

These cards are deliciously gorgeous, I do love the blue/green combo. That background looks fabulous. The pretty florals go so perfectly and the little numbers stamp is just adorable xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Autumn! Two gorgeous monochromatic creations using the oxides. They are really beautifully stamped and colored. I want to learn to make cards similar to these. The artwork is intriguing and wonderful. Hugs, de

Brenda Brown said...

These are just divine Autumn. I so love the complementary background and flowers together using the doxides xxx

Greta said...

I'm always in awe when I visit your blog, Autumn! These are just stunning--beautiful colors & images! Made my day that the bell shaker card inspired you--thanks for the sweet comment!

Jane Castle said...

Gorgeous cards, love the backgrounds X

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Autumn. I love your choice of colour and the backgrounds are just fabulous, great stamping too. Thank you for sharing these with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Redanne said...

Oh, be still my beating heart.... this are just gorgeous Autumn, beautiful colours, fabulous flowers... love these! Hugs, Anne xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are gorgeous, i love the watercolour aqua colours with the pop from the white embossing,

Lucy x

Trish said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Sue said...

These are beautiful Autumn, it's hard to imagine life without the DOX's now isn't it xx

butterfly said...

Such lovely soft colour tones - beautiful Oxide work - and the flowers are all so pretty.
Alison x

Hazel Agnew said...

Such beautiful cards Autumn, and the white embossing sets them off a treat! Xx

Linda Compton said...

Pretty color combo. You have a good eye for color and design.

I'm on a DOX/Alcohol Inks kick right now. I'm having more fun making backgrounds than cards LOL!


Corrie Herriman said...

These are gorgeous ! xx

Susan said...

I love, love, love these! Colors are gorgeous!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW!!! Such gorgeous creation! Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Oh wow these are gorgeous cards!!! Thanks for palying along in our challenge! Love how those oxides inks turned out! Leandra (PaperArtsy)

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Stunning cards in beautiful colors. I love them both.
Greetings Miranda

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, I love the colours. I still haven't bought the Oxides yet, I guess not having much craft space is saving me money :) Take care, Shirleyxx

Marty Fishman said...

Love your backgrounds, Autumn! Your stamped/embossed flowers are perfect with these backgrounds, too. Nice and simple, but gorgeous! Hugs :-)

Kim Heggins said...

These are so beautiful...love your incredible inking. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

Julia Aston said...

I love the colors you blended on these two beauties Autumn! So pretty with the added white embossings and hand painting of larger blooms! Julia xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous cards Autumn, the background effects are super and I just love the colours you used, - beautifully put together!! xxx

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful pair of cards Autumn - love your colours in the backgrounds, and how you have stamped over them
Blessings
Maxine

Jackie P Neal said...

Autumn, these are just absolutely spectacular!
sending hugs,Jackie xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow, absolutely showstoppers. Fabulous work.
Julie x

Nicola Gold said...

Wonderful techniques in these two lovely cards. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' July 2017.
Nicola, CWAA DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning cards and those oxides are fab.

Helen Wallace said...

My favourite colours and my newest obsession with the DOX products. They both combine to create these knockout projects. Just stunning.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

brenda said...

A really glorious floral creation and perfect for our Floral theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in. Sorry to be so late arriving, under the weather again.

B x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous backgrounds-love the colours and beautiful stamps
Carol x

Janice said...

Beautiful cards, such pretty coloured backgrounds and flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge.
Hope to see

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Autumn just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket
Carol GDT x

Daria C. said...

These are beautiful. TFS.

Sara Barker said...

Just simply BEAUTIFUL, Autumn! I am loving those DOX backgrounds and the embossed stamping and coloring in with DOX is a lovely focal point! I agree, the numbers stamp is a perfect background filler! Well done, again! Your work is incredibly inspiring! Can't wait to craft with you! Hugs!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Such gorgeous watercolour textures in these! Loving the delicate colour way too! You have certainly elevated crafting to an art form, Autumn!

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful cards, Autumn!!!!!!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! These cards are simply stunning Autumn. Loooveee the backgrounds and the colours are awesome! Beautifully created!! hugs x

Magic Flying Boots said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, such beautiful colours! What stamps did you use for the 2nd card? Love those flowers!!

Team Clark said...

The second card features PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kay Carley} 01. The first card features PA Eclectica³ {Lin Brown} 22. I mixed the sets together for both cards. :)

Helen Gullett said...

These are beautiful cards. LOVE the colors and white lines.

Helen Wallace said...

Simple and stunning in my favourite colours. DOX inks are the best.

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