Creating a Beach Scene with Distress Oxide Inks

My Favorite Things Party Like a Pirate Beach Scene

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
Post-it Tape
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Ranger Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Art Glitter Glue
Score-Pal scoring tool

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