Distress Oxides ft Beautiful Day

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card featuring Altenew’s Beautiful Day and Ranger’s Distress Oxides.

I stamped all of the images from the set on to a piece of white card with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I then coloured them with my Coloursoft pencils from Derwent.

Next step was to cut out everything with co-ordinating dies and put them to one side.

Now to work on my backgrounds. I was looking on Pinterest for ideas of colour combinations, the palette below caught my eye and thought about how I can use the primary colours in Distress Oxides to create an interesting piece. You can let me know what you think.

I used Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Fossilized Amber – I put some ink onto a craft sheet, sprayed water using a Distress Sprayer over the ink to create droplets and they start to mix. I wanted more control of how the colours mix on the paper, so I got a small piece of acetate or you could use you stamp packaging, picked up some colour and take it to the card stock and allow the colours to blend. I had enough ink to make two backgrounds but each piece is unique.

I added a couple more layers, which you can do with Distress Oxides. I hop to write a tutorial soon. 😀

I was thinking about making the layers brighter with Distress Glaze, but I actually quite like the chalky muted look against the flowers.

I layered the pieces on black card, which I think helps to show off the colours more and makes the card have a more finished look.

I added the die cuts arranging them so it would give the card some dimension, using foam tape on the larger flowers.

For the greeting, I turned to My Favourite Things Essential Sentiment set, and I chose ‘Sending you strength’ greeting which I heat embossed, with Altenew’s Rose Gold embossing powder.

All that is left for me to do, is to secure the finished panel onto a 5×7 card base.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. See you next time.

Veronique 💜💜

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