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!
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.
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.
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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What a cool idea. I am definitely going to spend some time this week in my “zone” to try it out.
This is such a pretty card! The distress oxide inks look fabulous!
Beautiful card. I am head over heels with these oxide inks. Cheers
Like the look of the TH Oxide Inks on this. Have 2 TH Oxide Inks and need to give this a try.
love those distress oxides – such a beautiful card!
Beautiful blend of colors. The flowers are very cute…they kind of remind me of lollipops.
I love the soft watercolors used on this card. Just awesome!!
This card is just beautiful. The Oxides are really changing the look of cards and I love yours!
This is a soft looking, beautiful card!
This is such a beautiful and delicate looking card! I love how the sentiment pops up on that banner. So pretty!
I love this card! Oxide inks are awesome!
Such a SWEET SWEET SWEET Card!! I LOVE my Distress Oxide Inks!! ❤️❤️❤️
So excited to see Cathy on here!!! Great card.. I love distress Oxide Inks.. Just need to get my hands on the new ones ?
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
This card looks awesome.
What a lovely card! I really like the colours you’ve used!
Absolutely LOVE this technique! Hope to try it out soon!
Absolutely LOVE this technique. I hope to try it out soon and hope my results are as nice as yours!
Such a soft and pretty background and the flowers are adorable!
Great card! :)
What a sweet card! I love the soft summer colors!
Love the pastel background!! Super sweet card!
I just love the DO! This background looks so great also!
Sweetly blended like a watercolour x
Such a lovely card!!!
Such a beautiful card!
Love those inks! Beautiful card, love the soft background!
This is beautiful! Love the colors!
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.
Pretty card! Love the colors and the die cut roses.
Fun card. Cool colors.
Very pretty! Waiting for my new colors to arrive!
This is such a sweet card, so uplifting and pleasing to look at.
What a beautiful card and I love the Distress Oxide inks!! Thanks for sharing .
Beautiful soft colors – this turned out fantastic!
Love your color combination.. can not wait to receive my new distress oxide
Super sweet card!Absolutely amazing color combo!Awesome job!
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These inks are so great. Love the colors.