Thursday, June 29, 2017

Creating Two Cards Using TH Distress Oxide

I am playing with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks creating two cards today from one blended panel. The inspiration for this card are these two lovely people that I have met at my work place. We do not work at the same department. Our departments happen to share one floor of the building. I would usually cross paths with them on my way home from a night shift. They are so kind, they always wish me well on my way home. This act of kindness somehow made me look forward to going home on days that I will see them. Despite the challenging times at work, the kindness they show encourages me to look at the bright side of things.

I embossed two pieces of Strathmore Bristol paper using Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies Stitching Lines. I blended TH Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. I spritz the paper with diluted Perfect Pearl. I used a heating gun to dry this panel. I die cut a window at the center using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles saving both negative & positive pieces. I also die cut a vellum using this die which I will use for the sentiment later on.

I blended several Distress Oxide again for the flowers and leaves. I used TH Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint. I spritz this with the shimmer spray as well, drying it with a heat gun. I die cut the flower and leaves using EH Bold Blossom Stand-Alone die. I don't have the matching die to cut the solid flower so I traced the a scrap flower die cut onto the blended yellow panel and fuzzy cut it. I adhered this to the back of the flower die cut.

The sentiment is from EH Bold Blooms stamp set. I avoided inking a part of the sentiment to customize my sentiment. I inked this using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I didn't use the Misti to stamp the sentiment. I wish I did. Some parts of the sentiment wasn't dark enough. I used a black embossing powder to fix this problem. I also stamped another sentiment from EH Spread the Sparkle Sentiment using Versafine.

I pieced the die cuts together, interchanging the negative and positive dies cuts of the blended and white pieces. I adhered the vellum to the blended rectangle to mute down the color since I will adhere  the blended flower and leaves to this. The pieced panel was adhered to a top folding 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white note card.

My family's favorite is the blended frame. How about you?

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed & brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

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