Saturday, May 15, 2021

Just Distress Oxide It! ~ May Technique Hop

Welcome to our May Technique Hop! This month our group of talented Makers is highlighting Distress Oxide inks and the many ways you can use them. You're going to love all the ideas on this hop! 

The blog before mine belongs to Wendy Kessler. All you have to do is click the  link in each post to hop to the next blog. Easy, right?!!

I decided to do a resist technique with the Distress Oxide Inks. It works much the same as doing this with dye inks except you also have the option of activating the distress oxide in. More on that in a minute.

First I white embossed my image on white cardstock. In order to make the image show I then rubbed the distress oxide ink on top of the embossed image and WOW the image just comes to life! I used my three favorite colors of distress oxide ink and love the look. 

After rubbing the ink over the embossed image I used a paper towel to "clean" up the embossing. This just means the ink wipes off the embossing making brighter while staying on the cardstock. 

NOW it's time to activate the distress oxide ink! Using a water brush I gave it a squeeze so it's nice and wet. I next tapped it so the water would makes drops on the image. Water is what activates the ink! All those dots you see on the image are water drops. You can spatter it on like I did on this card or use a spray bottle for a more subtle look like on my second card. Give it a try! It's a lot of FUN!

Flowers For You ~ May Stamp of the Month
Only available May 1st - 31st, 2021

Other Close To My Heart products used on these cards.
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Lagoon, Raspberry, Sapphire, Fern, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Lagoon, Raspberry, Sapphire, Black
  • Embossing: VersaMark Ink, White Powder, Heat Tool
  • Embellishments: Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles
  • Tools: Water Brush, Mini Blending Tool

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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Now it's time to hop over t0 Haley Dyer's blog for more great ideas!


#showandtellwithmichelle #techniquehop #cardmaking #distreessoxideink


  1. Gorgeous- and the colours on that first card are just stunning!

  2. That’s a great color combo, I see why it’s your favorite.

  3. Beautiful cards! I love the colors of the first one!

  4. You cards are beautiful! The top card is especially striking!


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