05 April 2018

Hope your birthday is unforgettable - Distress Oxide Water Painting

Hi Everyone,

Has spring come to you, wherever you are? Here in Helsinki, we are still waiting... It's still rather cold, and we had a snow storm on Monday - can you believe it, a snow storm in April? It's rather unusual even for this corner of the world! 

I am trying to make a lot of floral cards, to make myself feel better, and maybe also to convince spring that it's time to wake up! :o)

Today's card was inspired by the Distress Oxide Water Painting technique, introduced by the wonderful Jennifer McGuire. I love how simple and effective this technique is, and I will definitely be using it more often, especially when I'm short for time - you can make really lovely cards in almost no time!

Instead of only water, I used my shimmer/glitter pen to colour over the Distress Inks - that way, I also got some additional sparkle on my card. Looooove me some sparkle! 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy birthday
SSS Monday Challenge - A trio of somethung

Isn't it really pretty? For a card that took maybe 20-30 minutes to make, I think it's pretty impressive! You should try this, too! If you do, and you share your makes on Instagram, feel free to tag me - I'd love to see what you made!

Have a great day,


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Sequins & glitter border stickers - from my stash

Wplus9 BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET DAHLIA Clear Stamps CLWP9BBD Wplus9 UNFORGETTABLE Clear Stamps CL-WP9UN Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger TDO56126 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TDO56348 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096 Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089


  1. This is such a gorgeous card! Love the beautiful background colors and the sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  2. Absolutely Gorgeous card!! I love the pretty distress oxide background you've created for your pretty white embossed flowers!
    I'd love for you to link this up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product from one of the companies in their store. (You did!
    You can find the current link party here: http://cropstop.blogspot.com/2018/04/april-link-party-38.html

  3. Very pretty card, the softness from the oxides goes so well with the stamp.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x


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