Embossing on Distress Oxide Backgrounds

Hi! It’s been a little while that I have had the chance to share what I have been working on. My schedule has been busy traveling, so it’s been a challenge to make cards from start to finish in one sitting. I appreciate your patience and hopefully after seeing these, you will feel that it was worth the wait.

In today’s project, I decided to play with a background stamp and Distress Oxides.

Here is a list of supplies I used:

  • White card stock, cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and card base 4.25 x 11 inches.
  • A small strip of black cardstock
  • Adhesive tape and adhesive foam
  • Distress Oxide Inks, Colors: Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade
  • Tim Holtz Round Blending tool
  • Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Magic
  • Heating Tool
  • A small brush
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ornate Background (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Doodle Sayings (Gina K Designs)
  • Optional: Sheer Shimmer Spritz

Let’s get started, I decided to make a few different colored backgrounds. I wanted to go with a rainbow look on some and on others I wanted to use my favorite colors (purple and turquoise), so I started mixing my colors on the card stock and get enough coverage so all the white space was gone. You can overlap the colors, just be careful which colors you overlap because you could end up with a color like brown.

Once I finished blending my backgrounds, I set them aside and let them dry completely (this will make it easier to emboss). Meanwhile I was getting my embossing powder, heating tool, embossing magic and brush ready to start the next step.

Using the embossing magic on my background is always my first step, because it has happened that I have forgotten this step before. Then after inking up my background stamp with VersaMark, i stamped each of my backgrounds.

I sprinkled my card stock with the Ranger Liquid Platnium Powder, and then applied heat with my heating tool. temp 13

After completing these steps, I decided to work on the sentiments since the embossing powder was already out. I decided that the “Thinking of You” and “Hello Friend” sentiments were what I wanted on these cars, so I pulled out my black card stock and my Gina K Designs Doodle Sayings Stamp Set and respected the embossing steps above.


After cutting the sentiments out and adding adhesive strips to all my backgrounds, i decided I wanted more shimmer on my card, so i pulled out my Shimmer Spritzer and sprayed the backgrounds. Then it was time to let them dry for a bit.

Here is a closeup of how the card looks with the shimmer, but the camera really does not show all the sparkle on the photo as it does in real life.






After about 30 minutes I came back and assembled the cards. I glued the background onto the card base and used foam squares for the sentiments.

Here are a few other examples of the cards I made.

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