I found a little crafting time to play with my new distress oxide inks. I needed a masculine birthday card and felt leather and distress oxides fit the bill. My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
I created my top panel by blending salty ocean and peacock feathers inks, then distressed with Walnut Stain. I then sprayed an oldie by goodie wood mounted background stamp with water and stamped onto my distress oxide panel. I let the stamp sit in place for a bit. I think the weight of the wood mount is what gave me such a great impression on my background. I used regular cardstock for my panel, no watercolor paper required. To continue with my background, I inked my stamp up again with walnut ink and stamped onto my pacifica cardstock. I used a strip of suede leather for my border and die cut banners to follow the sketch.
All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
V146 Sunny Morn Background-(Long Retired)
A1201 One in a Million Stamp Set
X5967 Pacifica Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Dark Brown Cardstock by DCWV
Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink
Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink
Suede Leather Trim
Z3304 Happy Birthday Die-Only Available until 7/31/17
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
My card is also entered in the following challenges:
Connie Can Crop-Use Your Stash (My stamp is easily 15 years old)
Dies R Us-Sentiment as Focus
Happy Little Stamper-Anything Goes with Dies
Heart 2 Heart-In Stitches (Stitched Dies)
Mix It Up-Anything Goes w/option of distressing
The Male Room-Mixed Media
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to shop the Buy 2, Get 1 Free Stamp Sale…the sale ends July 31!