Hello and Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a great start to the week! I have been spending so much time in my craft room since our stay at home order. As much as I miss going out, I have found a lot of things to do in my house that haven’t gotten done in a long time!
For today’s card, I decided to create a beach scene with my distress oxide inks. I love my distress oxide inks. The combinations of colors you can blend together are endless! When I first started ink blending, I had a very difficult time obtaining a smooth blend with a foam blending tool. That was until blender brushes came onto the market! For me, these are just easier to use!
In order to create this scene, I divided my card up into three sections so I could create a hill of sand, water, and sky. I used a stencil to create the hill of sand. Once that was dry, I flipped the stencil over to cover the sand and taped it down over the card to secure it in place. I then placed a piece of post-it tape about 1 inch above the stencil. By sectioning off this area, I had a place to ink blend my water. When I was done blending the water, I let that section dry and then covered it with a new piece of post-it tape so I could finish blending out my sky. Here are the distress oxide ink colors I used for each section:
- sand hill: antique linen and frayed burlap
- water: peacock feathers and salty ocean
- sky: tattered rose, scattered straw, and festive berries
The images I used for this card are from the My Favorite Things Party Like a Pirate stamp set. There are so many cute images in this set, but I used only a few because since my card was circle, I didn’t have a lot of space to put many images. I stamped the images onto Bristol Smooth paper with versafine black onyx ink, covered them with clear embossing powder, and heat set them. Next, I colored everything in with zig clean color real brush pens using the following colors:
- pirate girl: Natural Beige (71), Mustard (67), Green Gray (93), Light Pink (26), Lilac (83)
- treasure chest: Beige (72), MidGray (96)
- coins: Yello (50)
I finished the card by gluing the images into place. To create the card base for this round card, I cut out the same size circle as my card front and used my score pal tool to create a score line about 1/4″ in from the edge. Then I put some glue onto that small section and placed the card front on top.
I just love the versatility of distress inks. You can blend so many different types of backgrounds! Hope you give this background a try!
Thanks for stopping by! – Mona
Supplies I used to make this card:
My Favorite Things Party Like a Pirate stamp set
My Favorite Things Drifts and Hills stencil
Distress Oxide Ink
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Ranger Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Art Glitter Glue
Score-Pal scoring tool