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. I love the resist effect with these new stamp inks. They always look like they blend real well. Can’t wait to get some of the new inks. Great card!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing this card and video. The colors, embossing and embellishments come together to create a truly lovely card.

  3. Great card! The pastels are beautiful and perfect for spring. I like how you used the the die and stamp too.

  4. Beautiful! I appreciate all of the tips you included in the video, especially about tapping the back of the jewel drops.

  5. I will have to get some of these Oxide inks – your card is so very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration !

  6. The colors were much brighter in the video than on the picture of the finished card. So! I loved, loved, all of the colors you used. Beautiful card! Thanks for all you do!

  7. Debby–what a lovely card! It’s so soft and spring-like with those wonderful colors. I have the new inks but haven’t had a chance to work with them yet. I really like your project–it looks like a great one to try. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for showing the Distress Oxide inks – I just ordered some and am excited to start experimenting!

  9. BEAUTIFUL! I would love to know how Debbie always gets such a soft look on her cards. Maybe I’m too heavy handed but try as I might, I’ve never been able to get a soft and light look to my cards like she does. This is stunning!

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