Cathy Zielske + Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks!

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Welcome back and thanks for stopping by! Please join me in welcoming special guest Cathy Zielske back on our blog today! Read on & enjoy!

Cathy Zielske + Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks!

Hi everyone! Cathy Zielske here back with another card and this one features my first time playing and painting with Tim Holtz’s magical Distress Oxide inks. I smooshed my colors onto my craft mat, added lots of water, and pressed down a piece of Tim’s watercolor cardstock and simply repeated the process several times, drying it with my heat tool between every layer.

Once the panel was dry, I grabbed my Distress Sprayer and gave it a generous spritz to get that cool oxidization thing happening. I love how you really never know what it’s going to look like until you do it.

While waiting for that to dry, I stamped out a few roses from Simon’s Roses for You set, using Versamark Ink, then added white embossing powder to create a simple outline for adding some color with my water brush. I smooshed some more ink onto my mat and picked up the color with the brush, and painted my flowers to match the background of my card. I’m not super savvy with watercoloring and creating those white, heat embossed outlines is really helpful for a beginner like me.

Cathy Zielske + Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks!

Once the flowers were dry, I used the matching dies to cut them out and also cut a panel from the dry watercolor piece using my favorite Dotted Rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn. I cut one more larger white panel to add onto my card base, and adhered the water color panel with some Fun Foam.

Cathy Zielske + Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks!

The last piece to add was the sentiment. I die cut a banner using the Lawn Fawn Fancy Folded Banners set, and then I stamped my sentiment using a stamp from my CZ Simple Sentiments No. 01 stamps. I adhered the banner first, and then layered in the flowers, putting a bit of foam adhesive behind each flower bloom to give them a bit of dimension.

And that, friends, is my card share today! I am looking forward to playing more with Distress Oxides!


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Cathy for being our guest!

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  1. Beautiful blend of colors. The flowers are very cute…they kind of remind me of lollipops.

  2. So excited to see Cathy on here!!! Great card.. I love distress Oxide Inks.. Just need to get my hands on the new ones ?

  3. Love how the Oxide inks look in bright happy color combinations. I’m already a fan of Distress inks, and the oxide formula adds a whole new dimension

  4. I didn´t tried the distress oxide inks yet, but I will have to, because every card I see made with them is so very beautiful.

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