Monday, November 6, 2023

Teri's Season of Gratitude - Stamping with Oxide Inks

Happy Fall my friends! It's Teri with TerisMailbox posting for The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We are presenting fall leafy projects this time around, and I decided to see how stamped Distress Oxide Inks look on different card bases.

I have a YouTube video HERE if you prefer to watch the process.

Choose Your Card Panels

Distress Oxide Inks, a mixture of dye and pigment ink have some unique properties. They show up on darker cardstocks, and seem to light up when spritzed with water. I selected the following types of cardstock to try this out. Cardstocks include Kraft, Cougar White 80 lb., Cougar Natural, Ranger Wood Grained, Black, Dark Brown and Olive Green.

Stamp All the Card Panels

I selected CMS450 Leaf Print 1 for all of the panels, stamping with Seedless Preserves, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Crackling Campfire and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink Pads. You could also use Leaf Print 2 or another leaf stamp set.

Attach four of the leaf prints to acrylic blocks for ease in stamping. Using the large maple leaf, ink with Seedless Preserves Oxide Ink. Stamp on the left side of all the bases at an angle. This one happens to be on Natural Cougar Cardstock.

Select another large stamp and ink with Crushed Olive. Stamp this one on the right side at an angle to start a fan inspired print.

Do the same with two additional leaf stamps using Crackling Campfire and Rusty Hinge to fill in the fan.

Using  CMS466 Shattered Background, ink with Walnut Stain and stamp over the entire panel. After stamping the first one, I changed my approach and left an opening in the center so the leaves weren't stamped over.

Assemble the Cards

Prepare Kraft A2 card bases for all the panels except the black panel. It is mounted on a white card base with an orange panel to highlight the leaves.

Trim the panels to 3.75 x 5.0 inches using the Deckle Edge Trimmer. This adds some interest to the cards. 

Here are the leaves stamped on dark brown cardstock.

Select Gratitude Small Talk Stickers from the book. Note: this is an older product I have in my stash. You could use Tiny Text stamps or other small sentiment stamps to make your own strips.

Glue the strips on white cardstock to add dimension. Using a blending tool, ink the sentiments with Cracklin Campfire to add color. Trim the strips and attach to the card panels.

Using a blending tool, add color to the perimeter of the panel prior to adding to the card base. Note - do not ink blend the back or brown panel.

Tie a piece of twine around the panel prior to attaching to the card base.

Add interest to the kraft envelope by stamping a leaf in the lower left front corner in the color of your choice.

Let's Look at all the Difference Between the Panels

White Cougar 80 lb. Cardstock

Ranger Wood Grain Card Stock - I love the additional texture.

Natural Card Stock

Brown Card Stock

Black Card Stock

Green Card Stock

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to visit The Funkie Junkie Boutique! They carry a great variety of products! I'd love to hear which color panel you like the most.  Leave me a comment below.

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Products used:
CMS 450 Leaf Print 2 (I used Leaf Print 1) 
Ideology Small Talk Stickers - Occasions from my stash
Kraft Cardstock
Cougar White 80 lb.
Cougar Natural
Ranger Wood Grained Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Dark Brown Cardstock
Olive Green Cardstock

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