Doodling with Debby: Quick & Easy Distress Oxide Background

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Debby's DoodlesHi It’s Debby here and I’m delighted to be joining you with this month’s Doodle With Debby feature. Today I have a video playing with a couple of new products to me – the Distress Oxide inks from Tim Holtz and the Nuvo Jewel Drops. I’m pairing them with one of my favorite stamps, the Leaves Background, and the Big U dies and matching Big U words stamp set.

Doodling with Debby: Quick & Easy Distress Oxide BackgroundI started this card with a piece of Neenah Solar White card and stamped the Leaves Background in clear embossing ink before sprinkling with clear embossing powder and heat setting. I then blended Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Fossilzed Amber Distress Oxide inks over the card, letting the heat embossed leaves resist the ink. I must say how gorgeously these Distress Oxide inks blend! So smooth and create lovely new colors where the areas of each ink overlapped.

Doodling with Debby: Quick & Easy Distress Oxide BackgroundI spritz and splattered the background with water and lifted some of the wet ink with a paper towel to give variation and interest. In addition, I can’t leave an inky background as done until I splattered with a shimmery solution of Perfect Pearls. With the background now complete I cut the panel with a Stitched Rectangle and put it to one side while I worked on the sentiment.

Doodling with Debby: Quick & Easy Distress Oxide Background

I wanted to keep the rest of the card clean and simple so as not to cover up or compete with the pretty background. I cut one of the YOU dies from the Big U die set from white card and paired it with a sentiment from the Big U Words stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink and then embossed with white embossing powder before trimming to a skinny strip. I mounted all the elements on the panel foam adhesive and then accented around the sentiment area with toning colors of Nuvo Jewel Drops; Limoncello, Sea Breeze and Key Lime. Finally I mounted the panel on a side folding Audrey Blue card base.

Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you for next month’s Doodle With Debby feature.

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  1. Very pretty card. Great background stamp and soft spring colors. I think these oxide inks are a must try.

  2. pretty card Debby! Just received a few of those inks from SSS and as soon as I feel better I will be playing along:)

  3. I love this card, Debby! The colors are so pretty. And, the Nuvo drops are just the right touch for the beautiful background you made.

  4. This is so beautiful. The Distress Oxides look like they would be amazing to use and I love the “YOU” die. Just awesome!

  5. Stunning card, Debbie! Just got my Oxide inks and can’t wait to try your technique. Thanks for the video too.

  6. Beautiful card–I follow Debby’s blog and love her work. I’ve ordered several covers of Nuvo drops, and they are fantastic!

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