Aug 06 2017

Water Stamped Trio with Distress Oxide Inks – by Sharon Johnson

Good Sunday evening! I have a trio of cards to share with you today. We did these cards several weeks back at one of our Saturday classes and I just have never gotten them posted. This was a fun trio and a fun class. We used the Distress Oxide Inks to create the backgrounds and then we stamped with water to create the images. Yes, water! Take a look:

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These focal images were created on watercolor paper to make them look like mini works of art.

I used the A2 sized Tim Holtz Distress sheets and cut them in 1/2. That gave me the piece for the card on the far right. The other piece of that size was again cut in 1/2, giving me the two pieces for the first two cards. So one 5.5 x 4.25″ sheet of watercolor paper gave me 3 focal images.

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Three colors of the Distress Oxide Inks were blended into the watercolor cardstock using the Mini Ink Blending Tool. I used the rough side of the paper to give the feel of a little canvas.

I used Freeform Greenery by Altenew for the image. This set was used on all 3 cards.

Merely mist the stamp using your Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and stamp.

Like magic, the water reacts with the ink and your image appears.

You’ll get a variety of image types with different types of stamps.

You can find a photo tutorial of the water stamping technique on Heidi’s blog here.

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The focal image here was made the same as on the above card.

However, the background sheet was created using the “smooshing” technique.

After the background was smooshed and dried, I then used a solid image stamp to create the subtle florals on that sheet. Can you see them? It’s a very subtle, but very pretty, watery effect.

You can find a photo tutorial of the smooshing technique and the blending technique on Heidi’s blog here.

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The last card was made exactly like the first, except that I mounted several stamps from Freeform Greenery onto a large block to create my collage of images.

I love these techniques and the variety of looks you can get.


These are the products I used:

Stamps: Freeform Greenery by Altenew (focal image leaves)

Thinking of You Rose by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

(Thinking of You and You’ve been on my mind)

Get Well Tulip by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

(Praying for your rapid recovery)

Floral Shadow by Altenew

(for the background sheet on card two)

Paper: Ranger Watercolor Paper

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – to create background (set of 12 for price of 10!)

(Worn Lipstick,Spiced Marmalade,Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber)

Use with Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet and Mini Ink Blending Tool

VersaFine Onyx Black – for sentiments

Dies: JustRite Hope Oval Frame

Ribbon: May Arts Burlap String – Black

Adhesives: EZ Runner, 3D Foam Squares

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Freeform Greenery by Altenew

This is a super versatile set whether used alone (think sympathy, masculine, earthy) or in combination with other sets as added greenery.


Thinking of You Rose by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Clear Stamp Set and Die Set both available

Tulip Due 578x500

Get Well Tulip by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Stamp Set and Coordinating Die Set available

Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps here.

Hope Oval Frame Die

JustRite Hope Oval Frame

Find more dies by JustRite here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


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Find the NEW May Arts Variegated Silk Ribbon here – SUPER LOVELY!

Luxury Pearlescent Metallic Cardstock – beautiful for those special projects!

Delicata Inks (to coordinate with above papers)

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