Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Hello everyone!

Today I have another card to share that I created using Distress Oxide Inks...
For the background- I sponged Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber Oxide inks onto mixed media paper. Next, I misted the TH lace stencil with water and then 'stamped' it on the inked paper, after a few minutes I removed the stencil and let the paper air dry. I used the same Oxide inks to watercolor the Hero Arts butterflies and then cut them out with a coordinating die. The sentiment was cut with a Simon Says Stamp die and I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle. 

I love how this card turned out... I will definitely use this this technique again :)
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Inky Mess- Anything mixed media goes
Creative Artiste- Anything mixed media goes (2nd entry)
Get Creative- No Pattern Paper
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Mix it up- Anything Goes + optional twist of Bleaching
Sunny Day Crafting- Bugs and Insects
Try It On TuesdayNature's Beauty


Babs Watson said...

Gorgeous card Tammy .
Hugs Babs x

Little Artbee said...

Lovely fresh colors and background texture and the butterflies look great on it. Very nice card.
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Lynn McAuley said...

Loving your fabulous oxide background! These colors are divine, Tammy!! Perfect for these gorgeous butterflies!!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
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Donna said...

Beautiful card and stunning background -this is so fun to do! We have similar cards posted today!

Karen Knott said...

Wonderful card, love those colours with the dramatic black :)
Hugs Kaz xx

froebelsternchen said...

An utterly beautiful card - so very charming and the colours are fantastic ! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful card! The background you created is amazing and your butterflies are so pretty 😀. I enjoyed reading how you created it too! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

maria f. said...

What a beautiful background.

Kuni said...

Wonderful card Tammy and a stunning background.

Pia S said...

I don’t think I’ve ever thought of using a stencil on an already inked background. And to use it as a stamp with water, how clever is that! Love the effect!

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card and background for your beautiful butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I love your technique to misted the Lace stencil is a clever idea Tammy
stunning BG
and this bfly I have it too from HA
and woow you have the DIE with it I have not hehe
but looks so adorable with the coordinating DIE
love the colors
wonderfully made

papierelle said...

So beautiful!! Love the image and the colours!
Hugs Gundi

Ina G said...

Love your background here Tammy with the stenciling. Beautiful colours there and also on those butterflies. Simple and so lovely.

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Very pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Judy DT

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love your background. Oxide inks are addictive
beautiful butterflies
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and that background looks amazing! Cathy x