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Distress Oxide Ink Spray Christmas Card

Hi card making friends.  I have a fun NEW CARDMAKING VIDEO with a super easy card to share with you today.  The Distress Oxide Ink Spray Christmas Card.  I had my Oxide Sprays out the other day and when I set up that mess, I cut a ton of cardstock and really get into a day of creating. That way, I have tons of backgrounds to work with.  So I have a few Oxide cards to share with you in the upcoming days.

My technique for this spray session, is cutting watercolor paper 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, and for each piece, I start by spritzing water on the paper and getting it wet before I apply the Oxide Sprays.  I find this helps to move the sprays around easily and I don’t use as much ink.  Next, I set up a drying area on a separate table covered with paper towels where I can place my sprayed pieces.

This is a fabulous way to mass produce Christmas Cards as you can do all the backgrounds in one session.  The link to the NEW VIDEO is below.

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Distress Oxide Ink Spray Christmas Card

How to create the Distress Oxide Ink Spray Christmas Card

Start with a piece of watercolor paper 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 on a protected work surface.  Spritz with water and then with Distress Oxide Sprays in Speckled Egg, Peeled Paint and Cracked Pistachio.

Next, set it aside to dry.

hand made christmas card with a Distress Oxide Spray background in green and gold highlights created with card making supplies from Simon Says Stamp

Creating the Background Rub for the Distress Oxide Ink Spray Christmas Card :

I have metallic rubs in little bottles that I love to use on cards similar to these.  I love the texture and how they blend across an embossed piece so I wanted to duplicate that.

Start by placing the dried background into the Floral Festoon Embossing Folder from Simon Says stamp and running it through the die cutting machine.

Then, rub a antistatic pouch over the entire surface of the card front.

Next, use a VersaMark Ink Pad, and use your finger to rub the ink lightly over a small section of the piece.  Cover with Detailed Antique Gold Embossing Powder, shake off the excess and heat set.

Finally, repeat until the entire card front is done.  Some of the ink gets down in between the embossing and when you gold emboss it, it creates this beautiful copper patina effect with the green in the background.

hand made christmas card with a Distress Oxide Spray background in green and gold highlights created with card making supplies from Simon Says Stamp

Adding the Sentiment:

First adhere the card front to a top folding A2 sized white card base. (I like white card bases for writing inside).

Next use the Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves Die set from Simon and cut out the long skinny leaf from Matte Gold card stock.

Then, use the Rejoice sentiment die set also from Simon, cutting the shadow background from vellum and the word section from Matte Gold card stock.  Cut three and stack them.

TIP:  If you don’t have matte gold card stock, you can pounce the VersaMark Ink Pad over white die cuts, emboss them a couple of times with the detailed gold embossing powder and you will get a lovely gold effect.

Finally, attach the leaf with white liquid glue then attach the sentiment hiding small pieces of foam square behind the lettering.

Embellish with a few Stay Gold Sequins.


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DIstress Oxide Ink Spray Backgrounds for Mass Producing Christmas Cards, cardmaking video by sandi maciver

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8 thoughts on “Distress Oxide Ink Spray Christmas Card”

  1. Great video Sandi, I thought you got fantastic results 9n each card. Beautiful cards and a reminder to use my Oxide Sprays!

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