Happy Birthday w/Distress Oxides

I have seen some awesome cards in blogland with the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks…..so many that I finally caved and had to try them for myself.  If nothing else, blogland is certainly good for enabling!  I loved creating the background and kept the card on the simple side for the background to shine.  After reading some reviews, I decided to try blending with the Elf Make Up brushes.  At only $2 each, it was hard to go wrong.  While I know there are brushes of all price levels out there, I was quite pleased with the results from my $2 make up brush.  I even liked the results better than using the sponge blenders. 

After creating my background, I wanted a little more shimmer.  I mixed up a homemade brew of smooch spray and added a little glitz.  I used water, a touch of modge podge and some pearl ex powders for my shimmery sheen.  I had planned to do a black balloon with my Birthday sentiment….but considering the recipient was going to someone younger….I though a little color would be more age appropriate.

Supply List:

Z3304 Happy Birthday Thincuts Die by CTMH

1385 White Daisy Cardstock by CTMH

Black Cardstock by DCWV

Distress Oxide Inks by Tim Holtz


Balloon Die-Unknown

Embrodiery Thread

Makeup Brush by Elf

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

AAA-CAS Birthday

The Paper Players-Birthday

Just Us Girls-Die Cuts

Thanks so much for stopping by!

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday w/Distress Oxides”

  1. I've caved too with the oxide inks, love how yours turned out. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards 3rd birthday celebrations.

  2. That background turned out awesome! I just bought some too and have been playing around with them.Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  3. Alissa, I'm taking my first class on oxide ink and Dylusions next weekend and I'm really excited, so I keep looking at all of the techniques to see what you can do with them, so your card is perfect timing for me! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Crystal, DT


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