Saturday, 20 May 2017

Distress Oxides and a Credit Card

Meet today's card.
Just a fun one created with some new-to-me Distress Oxides and an old credit card.
This is the first time I have used them and wanted to find out how they would work for creating a background because as you all know, I love making backgrounds! 
 Love how it turned out and it was so easy...maybe I even created a new technique for using them.

I began by smooshing (a technical term!) the Oxide ink pad directly onto my non-stick craft mat and sprayed with a touch of water.  I dipped the edge of an old credit card into the ink then dragged it onto my paper.  I repeated that process being sure to drag in different directions using the colours I have.  To add more interest and depth to the inked piece, I pressed the edge of the credit card onto my Black Soot Distress ink pad and then instead of dragging, I just touched the surface to create the black lines you see.  I also did that using some white acrylic paint; no dragging just lightly touching to transfer the colour.  Love how the inks layered over each other.
I stamped the 'Smile' using Memento black ink and clear heat embossed it.  I was pleased at how easily it stamped over the Oxides.
I die-cut the Wildflowers and glued them onto my card front.

Like I said, I was so happy with how it turned out...now I need more Oxides!! LOL


Adding my card to these challenges:


Creative Artiste Mixed Media- ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA

Cardz 4 Galz- ADD SOME TEXTURE

Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Gals- FLOWERS

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPED

  It's a long weekend for us here in Canada.
Enjoy yours and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look!
Supplies
 Stamps- SMILE (Daisy Bucket)
Inks- Wilted Violet, Iced Spruce, Broken China, Peeled Paint Oxide Distress ink (TH)
Black Soot DI (TH), Memento black
 Paper- Strathmore Bristol
Accessories and Tools- old credit card, clear eb powder, heat tool, non-stick craft mat, Mister (TH)
white acrylic paint, Wildflower dies-(TH)

39 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this Karen, looks like another technique to use of yours. I just finished a couple tonight and one will be published tomorrow. The fence tut is awesome and now I love using TH inks, so another play day tomorrow for me.
Thanks for the fabulous techniques very inspirational.xx[aNNie]

Patty said...

This background you created is gorgeous Karen! I've had my inks for awhile but haven't had a chance to play with them. I'm definitely going to try this technique, it's got my name all over it! Thanks for sharing it!!

Daffodil Cards said...

A Gorgeous background with beautiful colours, love the die too.
Faith
x

Donna Ellis said...

And happy you should be, Karen! It's lovely! Thanks for the mini-class in explaining how you achieved the lovely colors and textures! It's a beautiful card! So happy to see you at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Loll said...

Your background is awesome, Karen! Love the mix of colours and how you've created blocks of colour with the credit card. Definitely a new technique! xx

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love it! Great technique

Casie Williams said...

Gorgeous background and love the idea for the new technique! Gonna have to try it today!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Cool technique ! I loved the background a lot !

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Awesome card - this sounds like a cool technique to try - I love how the background turned out!

Christine Alexander said...

amazing background, another use for my credit card that won't break the bank :)

Susan said...

What a lovely blend of Oxide colours, Karen! A perfect background for the simple white flowers. I'll have to try your technique.

Dortesjs said...

I know the feeling, and I LOVE your mix of colours in this card.love love..awsome, really enjoy following you on your blog and your stunning creations and backgrounds

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this look and how you used an old credit card for it. I know I have a few tools from old cards similar to credit ones. Great for smoothing on pastes and gels. I don't have the Oxides but maybe one day I will and then I will try that idea of yours too.

nancy littrell said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous credit card techniques using your DOX inks, Karen. I must try. I have all the colors and have played a little. I will be posting my 1st card soon. So much fun having new inks that work differently than any others :-) TFS my friend. Hugs...

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - this is stunning!

Elaine said...

Great idea Karen. A really imaginative use of the inks and to great effect. I must try this myself. Elaine x

Ina G said...

Absolutely stunning Karen. Love the bits added with the credit card - genies..
Haven't got any oxide inks but on my wish list after playing with them recently.

Nancy Stislow said...

This is one of the most innovative techniques I've seen in a long time and your results are spectacular! Love the texture you added! I also love that you work with things that we all have access too, making if fun to case your outstanding cards. Thanks for describing your process in detail, Karen!

Pat said...

What a gorgeous background to your pretty white die cut flowers Karen, and the colours are really bold and fresh, and I adore the pattern that the credit card makes, a very clever design. x

Betsy Wilson CZT said...

Great idea! Love the black & white touches too.

Andree said...

A gorgeous card. The colours are wonderful and that's a fabulous technique with the credit card.

Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Totally different look...love it!

Charlene said...

I cannot wait to try this awesome look! Thanks for the good directions!

Debbie Gaetz said...

fabulous! cannot wait to try your technique . . . thanks so much!

debbie said...

Love it :)

Craft-E-Place said...

Wow! This is amazing ... great use of the oxides such a vibrant look. Thanks for explaining how you achieved it - I need to remember this!
Thanks for joining us at ATSM
Elaine DT

June K said...

Wow, totally wow! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try your technique. Gorgeous card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Karen found your blog true Annie finally.

your card is gorgeous and also your other cards look fab.
now I followed you so I don't miss nothing.

Gr Karin

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, another awesome background technique from you! Absolutely love it! And yes, I think you are the first one to try it with DOX!

Lisa Lara said...

Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolest background Karen! Pinning!

Craftychris said...

Awesome card! Love the background - your new technique is so cool! xxx

Jeanne H said...

I too think this is a wonderful background technique! Thanks for sharing and congrats on thinking of it!

Jeanie Ellis said...

Your beautiful card with the fabulous colors made me smile! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next week too!
Blessings,
CGC DT
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

Anna-Karin said...

Great work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Mac Mable said...

Amazing background and great idea to use the credit card. Gorgeous colours and the white die cut is fabulous against them. So creative and inspirational....Thank you x

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous background, Karen! I'll have to try that! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper :)

Bobby said...

I love the look of that technique, Karen. I tried it but didn't use Bristol. Duh, didn't see that until after so mine isn't quite as good as yours, but I still like it. I'm so glad you try out these new things and share them with us, mf.

Kristel said...

What a magnificent card! Thank you for the inspiration.

Daria said...

I love the background you created! I'm smiling at your last comment. I also needed more Oxide Inks once I'd used the three I had bought just to try them out. I fell in love with the wonderful matte finish. Thank you for describing how you made your wonderful background.