Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Distress Oxide Inks Bleached

Hey cardmaking friends welcome back.  I have a new video and card making technique for you today, Distress Oxide Inks Bleached.

This is also Distress Oxide Inks Color Combos and Cards #8 Video, as It’s  brand new fall color blend that I put together.  Bonus, the art piece is so large, it ends up making two SLIMLINE CARDS

two handmade slimline cards with a distress oxide ink blended front and a bleached floral design using paper crafting products from Simon Says Stamp


This technique is super easy.  You simply blend all the colors together, heat emboss your image and then use bleach to remove some of the color.

A couple of tips for you to help you succeed with the technique.

  • Work in a well ventilated room.
  • Use new bleach.  Old bleach that has been hanging around for years will not provide the best results.
  • Protect your work area well just in case you spill.  I use a small mason jar, with a rounded top for my bleach and have lots of paper towel handy just in case.
  • I use an empty water  brush with an acrylic tip, not one of my good watercolor brushes.

two handmade slimline cards with a distress oxide ink blended front and a bleached floral design using paper crafting products from Simon Says Stamp

For today’s card I’m using the Simon Says Stamp Sunflower Garden Stamp set from the September Card kit.  There are two stamp sets in this kit, and this first one is huge.

Start with a piece of Hammermill White cardstock cut at 6-1/2 x 8-1/4 and after finishing the technique, cut it in half to create two slimline cards.  I give you the rest of the measurements in the video and in the downloadable PDF below

Distress Oxide Inks Blended new colors

Next, I blended the Distress Oxide Inks over the card.  My new fall blend for today is:

  • Ground Expresso,
  • Gathering Twigs
  • Rusty Hinge
  • Dried Marigold
  • Abandoned Coral

The card kit has a set of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Tape (washi) in it with some of these colors and that was my inspiration for this color combo.

After using the Misty to stamp the image in VersaMark Ink, I used Wow embossing powder Decadent Ruby to heat emboss the image.  It has a combo of ruby and gold embossing in it and is quite beautiful.

The kit also has a bottle of Liquid pearls in a beautiful Rose Gold which I didn’t use as I opted for Simon Says Stamp Autumn Mix sequins, but the Rose Gold would look awesome on this card.


two handmade slimline cards with a distress oxide ink blended front and a bleached floral design using paper crafting products from Simon Says Stamp


Look closely at the leaves at the bottom of the right card.  This was a happy accident.  I painted them when the brush tip was almost dry, so the bleach didn’t take all the color out.  Hard to achieve, but very pretty.



Here’s today’s Distress Oxide Ink Bleached Video. 

You can check out the other 7 Distress Oxide Ink Color Combos and cards over on my Youtube Channel



The September Card Making Kit Sunshine Flowers is absolutely stunning and full of creative goodness.

With 2 full sixed 6 x 8 new stamp sets along with a whole box of cardmaking supplies, including a new Happy Birthday sentiment die, it’s an excellent deal at $39.99.  The stamps and products will be available separately after the kit is sold out, but at regular prices, so consider grabbing the kit now for the fabulous discount.


sunflower themed cardmaking and papercrafting products kit from Simon Says Stamp


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6 thoughts on “Distress Oxide Inks Bleached”

  1. Loved the video and technique. I was wondering how you got the sunflowers to be white. I also liked that your video was only about 12 minutes long.

    1. Hi Joni, thanks so much and thanks for watching. My videos are always like that, quick and to the point. I don’t like to waste your time, just give you what you came to see

  2. Video was very informative and the resulting look is exquisite. I want to try it out. Off to see what you have done for the Spellbinder September release – I am sure it is stunning too.

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