Friday, 28 July 2017

More Distress Oxide Ink background stuff

Had an idea about using up one of the Distress Oxide (DOX) ink backgrounds I made recently. It was originally going to be a card for Less is More but I think it's probably a bit too 'busy':
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- piece of white card stock for the front panel, die cut using a MFT 'Diagonal Strip Sentiment Cover Up' die

- next, cut a piece of double sided self adhesive sheet to a teensy bit smaller than the die cut panel and popped it onto a snippet of white card which I then trimmed down to the edges of the adhesive sheet

- peeled off the remaining piece of protective sheet and carefully applied the sticky card to the back of the die cut panel so that the apertures were now backed with sticky. (TIP - keep the piece of waxed protective paper from the sticky sheet to cover up the panel in between working on the next stages). And, medium hold sticky sheet is stronger than Stick-It sheet (ask me how I know .... I had to add some glue here and there!)

- next, took a piece of pre-prepared 'Distress Oxide inked' card and die cut it using the same cover up die and popped all the pieces in place to create the diagonals

- then die cut the daisy and the word 'hi' into the 'banner part' of the striped card background using Penny Black's 'Bashful' die and a die from the MFT 'Hello There' set 

- then using more of the same piece of DOX'ed card I die cut the flower and the word 'hi' using the same dies as before

- popped the pieces in place and ran the whole panel through the Cuttlebug to 'embed' the die cuts properly

- glued the whole panel to the card front 

The panel I used was a reject really, but sliced apart it looks a whole load better. It was an attempt at 'smooshing' with the DOX ink pads. I did use the proper craft mat, dried in between each layer but have a feeling I used too much water - plus I didn't keep on going adding more layers. Thanks for the tips girls! The ink colours used are: Cracked Pistachio', Wilted Violet' and Worn Lipstick' - totally yummy!

Have a lovely weekend - whatever you have planned!






31 comments:

Carol L said...

This is such a great looking card with the negative cuts swapped for DO inked ones! I love the whole look, especially with the die-cut flower!

Heidi Stamps said...

Yes! This is gorgeous! Great job!

Glennis said...

Great result Di, well done!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome inlaid die cuts with your DOX coloured card. great colour combo :)

Stir Your Creativity said...

The shades and glimmer on the card looks awesome.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card I like the colours you have used xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Di, the inky background is just stunning. xx

Aquarius said...

Brilliant use of one of your DOX experiments and thanks for the handy tips along the way. I must say I don't have total success with Stick-it sheets, more or less given up on adding them to back of card before die cutting sentiments etc - prefer tiny dots of glue applied with fine nozzle even though it is a bit fiddly. I mostly use the same method when popping 'waste' back into dies as you have on this card.

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the colours and such a great design too.
Kath x

Amanda said...

lovely design, doesn't look like a rejected panel, the colours are gorgeous x

Cara said...

You'd never think that your smooshed background was from the reject pile, it looks absolutely stunning on this card, love the inky colours against that crisp white x

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a super! super! design card.
I love those wonderful diagonal oxide lines and flowers they look so amazing and very colourful.
Such a very stunning creation.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

Fabulous snippets card making GREAT use of your originally rejected background.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

This works great Di. The DOX panel is so pretty inlaid in the die and then the added inlaid areas using the wonderful flower and sentiment dies adds that extra something. A beautiful card. x

Diane said...

VERY pretty Di!! I just ordered these inks and can't wait to get them...I love the pretty soft colors of this!

Bunny said...

This is pretty. It blends in with your blog background. [Bunny]

Di said...

So it does Bunny! No wonder I ended up quite pleased with the result after almost ditching it! x

Carole said...

Pretty and unusual Di!

Jane said...

Very pretty Di..your D'oxide background is super. Just keep playing...hugs xxx

Kathleen said...

Really gorgeous colours, I think they look stunning against the white, pretty flower too.
May have to look into these Di-oxides.

Kath x

Jean said...

I love your pretty combination of DO inks, and the finished card is beautiful.
Jean x

Fiki said...

its gorgeous card!

Brenda in IN said...

Even though you didn't use it as you had planned, the way you used it is a beautiful card. No one would ever know you didn't plan this from the start! The blending is so soft and pretty and the colors work so well together. I'm so glad you saved it.

Darnell said...

What a cool design, Di! You achieved the prettiest colors with your DOXies and I'm so glad you didn't give up!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the way that the background shows through the diagonal stripes Di, and the wonderful flower die that you've used.

Sue xx

Barb said...

What a fantastic idea and it looks stunning. So glad I didn't throw away those strips of DOX. Barbxx

Maxine D said...

What a yummy card, and a great way to use a 'not quite what you wanted' result from a play session!
Blessings
Maxine

KandA said...

Beautiful card Di. Love the soft colours of the background and super inlaying of the dies and what a fabulous result from your 'reject' xx

Craftychris said...

Ooh I love this! It's stunning! Such gorgeous colours and the card design is wonderful. Can you tell I like it! Hugs from your little, if tall, friend! Actually, there is really nothing little about me, Tee hee! Big hugs! xxxxxxxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Di xoxox

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous design and the oxides blending is so sweet! Great card!