5 Favourite Distress Oxide Blends + Create a Smile Stamps New Release Video Blog Hop

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Hi Crafters!
Today is a big day! Create a Smile Stamps has made a comeback after doing some restructuring and moving and they are celebrating the new release as well Christine's (the owner) birthday! We are doing a video hop to celebrate the new release - so you literally are going to hop from video to video and get all sorts of inspiration!



For these cards I experimented with my favourite blends of Distress Oxide inks. I gear towards colourful, happy and vibrant colours as you can see. I used the In Bloom stamp set to stamp the flowers and the Happy Days stamp for the sentiment and I embossed in white embossing powder before laying down the colour.


Top Card: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick 
Bottom Card: Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet

Distress Oxide inks come in the same colours as regular oxides but they are quite different. In all honesty, since they have come out, I haven't used my regular distress inks. These are so easy to blend because they contain some pigment ink. That means it doesn't soak straight away into the paper and you have some time to buff out any harsh lines.


Colours: Broken China, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey

I prefer blending tools over anything else to lay down colour, however you can use many things to apply colour. I compared various tools in this video if you would like to check it out.



Adding water to your blend is where the real magic begins. It creates a milky appearance as the ink repels the water. Regular distress inks will also repel water but not quite in the same way. Be sure to watch how much water and layers you use - that will determine the type of paper you use. 

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18 comments

  1. Sweet set of cards. Thanks for sharing your colour combos. I need to use my DOx inks more.

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  2. Thanks, Justine. I saw your video earlier. I'm going to have a go at this. I just received my oxides yesterday. I've made my first card using them and put it on my blog earlier, but I want to try this technique. [Bunny]

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    1. Have fun playing with them! They are so fun!

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  3. just got some new colors so I will try this technique! thanks!

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  4. Beautiful cards Justine. So happy that I was finally successful in subscribing to your blog, now I will get your posts regularly. (I didn't realize you were Canadian too...)

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    1. I'm glad it worked for you! Now you won't miss out on anything :)

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  5. Beautiful cards and wonderful videos! I love the 2 for 1 card ideas. Great job.

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  6. Love your color combos and your white heat embossing just really makes these cards pop! Thanks so much for your awesome video!!

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  7. I love all the colors you used in your cards, beautiful!

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  8. Your backgrounds are gorgeous ~ Love your color combos, too! Thanks so much for the video...I'm so glad you were part of the hop :)

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    1. I'm glad I was asked to be a part of it as well! Thanks for leaving a comment!

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  9. Justine, these cards are fabulous. I love the Distress Oxide inks, and how they blend so smoothly. I love this technique and find it one of the easier techniques for me to do :)

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  10. Justine what a fantastic video, love your colour blends and how vibrant you got those DO inks. Even picked up a few tips on splattering--thanks.

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  11. Sooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In Bloom set is so pretty. Blending a fab technique.

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  12. Your colour combos are just brilliant. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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