Distress Oxide Thank You Card

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Hi, I love playing with all the Distress Oxides and finding out what they can do.  For this Thank You card, I wanted to use the Distress Oxides for some emboss resist and colouring techniques. The floral bouquet stamp set is out of stock but this is such a gorgeous card and I wanted to share it with you.  I will link to some other floral stamp sets that are in stock.



I am using Bristol card for the background and floral arrangement.  On the background piece, I stamped the stone stamp by Tim Holtz in Versamark ink.  Poured on some white embossing powder, tapped off the excess (which goes back into the jar to be used on future cards) and heat set until all the embossing powder was melted.


Colouring The Background

I used Iced Spruce and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides.  Using my craft sheet and ink blending tools to bring the colour onto the card and blend the edges of the colour into each other.  To make the white embossing pop I wiped off any excess ink with a paper towel.


Stamping & Colouring

I stamped the floral bouquet with Archival ink onto Bristol card and did some quick watercolouring with Distress inks.  The flowers are Wild Honey and Mustard Seed.  The leaves are Crushed Olive.  Next I fussy cut this out so I wouldn’t have any white border.  The background panel was cut down to 5.5×4″ and adhered this to a 5.5×4.25″ card base made from Bazzill Marshmallow card.  The floral bouquet was popped up on foam tape.



I die cut the words “Thank” and “You” with an Avery Elle die three times and layered them together to make a dimensional element.  From the Birdie Banners stamp set by Concord and 9th I stamped “so much” onto a small strip of white card.  I adhered these onto the card with tape runner for the strip and liquid glue from the Thank You.



This is a nice versatile design that will look great in lots of different colours.  Who would you send this Thank You card to?


TIM HOLTZ Slate and Stone stamp set

CONCORD & 9TH Birdie Banner stamp set

AVERY ELLE  Floral Bouquet stamp set, co-ordinating die

CONCORD & 9TH Pretty Petals stamp set, and co-ordinating dies – alternative

AVERY ELLE Tag For All die

DISTRESS OXIDE Iced Spruce and Vintage Photo

DISTRESS INK Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Crushed Olive

RANGER Archival Jet Black ink, Re-inker

TSUKINEKO Versamark Embossing Sticky ink


BAZZILL Marshmallow Card

FISKARS Paper Trimmer

RANGER Mini Ink Blending Tool, Replacement Foams

CUTTLEBUG Die cutting machine C Plate

STIX 2 Tape Runner, Refill

TOMBOW Mono Multi Glue

3M Scotch Foam Tape



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