(2017 c24) Essentials by Ellen, Oxide Distress

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMore fun with Distress Oxide Inks by RangerPeeled Paint, Broken China, Wilted Violet & regular Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As you can see to the right, First I impressed the dies from Essentials by Ellen called: Wild Garden by Julie Ebersole EEDIEJ=019-15 into my watercolor paper by using a silicone mat with my Sizzix Big Kick so that I would know where to apply Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger for my flowers. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor the purple I first layered regular Distress Ink: Blueprint Sketch and then sponged Oxide Wilted Violet on top.  Then I sponged Broken China for the background. In the second picture you can see how I spritzed the entire piece with water to softer & make the Oxide react.  The picture on the left shows how i had taped my dies together for the first impression and then it was possible to place over the flowers & actually cut out after coloring.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen removing the pieces from the  background I used a great technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire’s Post with Laurie Willison about positioning die pieces with Press N Seal (Jennifer’s Husband actually invented Press N Seal). The picture on the right shows that the entire piece was pressed down on a piece of Press N Seal and then carefully lifted off the large background piece leaving the die cuts positioned on the  Press N Seal.

For this card I lined the background with a piece of white cardstock and I then removed the center pieces and glued in the appropriate empty spaces of the flowers. Finally I sprayed water onto my hand and “clapped” it over the piece to create drops & heated to cause the Oxide Ink to react. The sentiment was cut from DCWV 6×6:  The Foiled Cardstock MS-019-00003 with Positive Word by Julie Ebersole EEDIEJ-042-16

Tomorrow I will make a card using the actual cut out flowers.

Challenges Entered:

EssentialsByEllenHutson: March – Pin Sights ChallengeEllenH March 17

PowerPoppy:  March Chal. – Lets Go Green

SimonSaysStamp(Wed.) Bit O Green


AAADiecuts: CAS #86 – Diecutsaaacards #86.jpg

SugarPeasDesignsMix It Up Chal.#29302017-sugarpeadesign



  1. Beautiful card…great colors too.

  2. Gorgeous, beautiful card, love the background.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  3. beaglefest

    I love how you did this-I wouldn’t have thought of this! Great card!

  4. Fabulous technique, makes for a very pretty and unusual card. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

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