Friday, September 1, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Only One Life... Distress Oxide Ink Blending and Watercolor Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  As I mentioned not too long ago the acorns are falling here in Minnesota and now the leaves are starting to change colors.  So I guess we are in for an early Fall but I am perfectly fine with that.  I love sweatshirt weather!

Here is the card I designed for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  The beautiful sunflower image and the sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Sunflower Season SS-018.  I did some masking with this card.  It takes a little longer to mask the images but I think the results are worth the extra effort.

I stamped the image of the sunflower onto some Inkadinkado Stamping Masking Sheets and then I fussy cut them.

Next, I stamped the image of the sunflower a few times with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I would move the masks as needed to cover up the images and create the look of one larger image of sunflowers with the masking technique.

For ink blending on the background I used Ranger Mini Blending Tools and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron.  I was able to use the masks once again to cover the flowers and move them as needed.

Once the ink blending was done I added water droplets using the Distress Sprayer.  I let the water sit on the paper for a few seconds and then used a paper towel to blot up the water.

The colors on the card are pretty bright and bold and I wanted to soften it up just a little bit.  So I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Vellum using VersaMark ink.  Then I used Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to heat emboss the sentiment.  I wrapped the vellum around the back side of the card front and used some tape to hold it in place.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Fossilized AmberSpiced Marmalade, and Walnut Stain to watercolor the sunflowers.  For the tiny bits of background towards the bottom of the card I just filled those in with the Peacock Feathers ink and a Water Brush.

To finish off the card I added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape to the back of the card front.  Then I added that layer to a white A2 top folding card base.

If you would like to see more card inspirations I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  All of the supplies used to create my card can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Sunflower Season SS-018
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Vellum, Cardstock - White
Ink:  VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Distress Sprayer, Non-Stick Craft MatWater Brush, Inkadinkado Stamping Masking Sheets, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape, Ranger Mini Blending Tools, Heat Tool


  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love these stamps, great fussy cutting!!! And those distress oxide inks, gorgeous! Love this card! :)

    Best wishes,

    Joanne L

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Heidi! Coloring and heat embossing are beautiful and I love the sentiment! C.T. Studd is one of my favorite authors.


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