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Distress Oxide and Glossy Cardstock-The Cards!

Welcome back! I hope today is kind to you! Monday’s tend to a bit rough, since it means the weekend is over. I have some very bright cards to share with you, and hopefully brighten your day!

As you can tell from the title, today I’m sharing the cards I made using the Distress Oxide ink and Glossy cardstock panels. Nothing fancy, just some quick, vibrant cards.

Let’s tackle the brightest one first!

I think it’s fitting that used Concord and 9th’s Rainbow Wishes for this rainbow panel. I took three of the arch shapes, stamped them with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with my favorite Wow Hologram Sparkle embossing powder. I wanted to enhance the color in the panel, and add some subtle shimmer.

Next, I die cut the word Bright from the set, and added it over the heat embossed arches. Then I added the sub sentiments, stamping them in Versafine Onyx ink and embossing with ear powder. I added the panel to a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card base, and added Glossy Accents to the work Bright.

Next up we have a blue and purple panel.

I kept this one pretty simple. Using the April My Monthly Hero kit, I built the sentiment. My Misti made is really simple to layout all the stamps and stamp them all at once (with the exception of the banner around you). I used Versafine Onyx ink on this card too, along with the Hologram embossing powder. I love how the embossing powder picks up the purples. I apologize for the pictures, it was dark outside by the time I finished these.

Last up, I have the pink and gray panel. I love this color combination!

For this card I cut a vellum panel, to lay a foundation for the sentiment. I cut the sentiment from Concord and 9th’s Fabulous Friends out of MFT Silver Sparkle cardstock. I layered over 2 of the same sentiment, cut from white cardstock, to give it some dimension.

I added some tiny hearts I had leftover from previous cards and viola! A quick card with tons of Sparkle!

I actually still have one panel left, but I ran out of steam this weekend. Trying to get over a cold, and get ready to face today lol! The remaining panel is blues and greens, so I’m thinking I might have to break out the mermaids again.

Thanks for stopping by!



5 thoughts on “Distress Oxide and Glossy Cardstock-The Cards!

  1. These are gorgeous! I’ve not tried it but are you talking about ink smooshing with distress oxides? Then are paper are we talking about something like Bristol Smooth? I’m dying to try. Haven’t got there yet. LOL I have what I need and even bought one of the very exciting to me shimmer powders by Nuvo. I need to hop on this train!! Thanks 🙂


    1. Tricia, thank you! This is smooshing Distress Oxide ink, but on Glossy Cardstock, not regular cardstock. You smoosh a layer, dry it, then smoosh more. Once you have all the layers you want, and it’s all dry, you rub a tiny bit of Micro Glaze over it. It takes away the chalky look and makes every layer really vibrant. I wrote a post maybe a month or so ago, and I think I linked to a video Jennifer McGuire made. Or, Tim Holtz did a demo of this technique at Creativation and there are videos on YouTube. It’s like magic! And don’t get me started on the Nuvo Shimmer Powders, I’m obsessed!


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