Distress Oxide Inks for Card Background

Tonight I decide to try my hand at using Distress Oxide inks for a quick and easy card background. I kept it simple by using just a few items. Here’s how …

I started with the Tonic Studios glass mat designed by Tim Holtz. I removed the white cover and used the white glass area to blot on a rainbow of colors for my background.

Next I used watercolor paper, that I previous cut to 4.25 x 5.5. I keep this handy for quick card making. After I get the color on, I can decide if I want to trim to 4 x 5.25 so the A2 card has a border around it.

I colored using a water brush, and it’s handy to have a dry towel to wipe off your water brush between colors. I helped this dry by fanning in the air, but I should have gotten out my heat tool!

Then, I stamped an image from Stampin’ Up set called “Big News” using Versa Fine Black Onyx ink. I decided to add some clear embossing powder and use my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. I think this adds something to have the ink raised on the card.

Finally, I could leave it alone, so I decide to get a dark marker out and use the marker and it’s lid to spritz some dots onto the card. I’ve got to practice this some more, I got it all over the top of the card!

Supplies used — waterpaper, inks, waterbrush, stamp, clear embossing powder, A2 card base
Quick and easy card made with Distress Oxide ink for the background