Oxide Ink Easter Egg Cards

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Please give a big Simon welcome to our special guest designer, Heather Ruwe! She did some very cool and clever outside-of-the-box thinking using brand new oxide inks! Be sure to read on to learn how to create this cool concept for yourself and enjoy!
Oxide Ink Easter Egg Cards
Hello and welcome. I’ve been having so much fun playing with the new Distress Oxide Inks.  I’ve been experimenting and creating many backgrounds. The finished look reminded me of  Easter eggs after they have been color dyed, which inspired these cards…

I applied the ink to a craft sheet and then sprayed with water. I swiped a piece of watercolor cardstock through the ink and dried it with my heat gun, spraying with water as it dries.

Oxide Ink Easter Egg Cards

I wanted to make an egg shaped card but didn’t have a large egg die, so I used the largest balloon of the Simon Says Stamp’s balloon die set. After die-cutting the backgrounds, I trimmed off the end piece off the bottom of the balloon and turned it upside down, creating an egg shape! 

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Easter Greetings stamp set on to a strip of black cardstock cut with the stitched banner die. I also die-cut some hearts and dry embossed them with an embossing folder. I finished the cards with a sprinkling of clear sequins.

Oxide Ink Easter Egg Cards
I hope this inspires you to think outside of the box and look at your dies differently. Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day.
Oxide Ink Easter Egg Cards


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

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  1. Beautiful inking and
    so fun to look at!
    Also thanks for the
    blog candy, love seeing
    that I was a winner.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Great way to use the new ink oxide pads and a great idea to create the eggs from a balloon dies. Your cards are lovely and your technique tutorial so helpful. Thanks for both.

  3. I was just thinking about adding distress oxide inks to my cart and was trying to convince myself that I don’t NEED them. Then I checked the blog. Looks like I do NEED them!

  4. How clever to use the balloon to make an egg! I am totally stealing, uhm, I mean borrowing this idea!!
    Thanks a bunch for sharing!

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