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Distress Oxide Ink Blended Mother's Day Slimline Card | Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers Stamp set

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining me for a new card! I have to admit I think the Slimline card bug has bitten me, I made my first one last week and fell in love so I had to try my hand at making a few more because this is a fairly simple technique I made two for you!! Let's jump right in!!

To start I cut down my cardstock I used some 110lb white cardstock for my base cut to 7 inches by 8.5 inches and scored at 3.5 inches and 110lb black cardstock to matte my panel which was cut to 3 7/16 inches by 8 7/16inches, my panel is 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock cut to 3 3/8 by 8 3/8. By no means would you have to add a black matte, I just really like how it looks.

Next, I took my first panel and blended Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, and Fired Brick Distress Oxides from right to left starting with my lightest colour to my darkest. I've been using the scrapbook domed foams for my blending and I love them, they blend so smoothly without leaving harsh lines. The second panel I did the same except I used Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks. I used my distress sprayer to spray a little water into my hand to flick onto the Oxide Inks to add a bit of texture to my background.

When the panels were dry I used my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform and an anti-static powder bag to help the embossing powder to not stick where it wasn't wanted. I used Versamark Ink to stamp the floral image from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers Stamp set and embossed it in Brutus Monroes Alabaster White Embossing Powder, I heated it with my Wagner heat tool until it was smooth and melted, tipping the panel in the light a few times to make sure I didn't miss any spots. I did the same thing to the Happy birthday sentiment and the word Mother on the pink panel. I used my stamping platform to add a sub-sentiment under Mother in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Then I used my Nuvo Deluxe glue to add the panels to the black matte and added that to the card bases. Now, this is where you should learn from my mistakes, I wanted to stamp the same floral stamp inside my card BUT I already glued my panels down to the card base, So memo to self, stamp on the card base BEFORE you add the panels on top. I used the two lightest Distress oxide inks to stamp the florals inside the card base.

I then added a bunch of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Jewels across the front of the card and took a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to add some glitter to the flowers, be warned that since Oxide inks are waterbased this will reactivate the colour so just keep an eye on that. After that final touch, I called these cards done!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by !!! I will have a second Mother's Day card for you tomorrow. Today's is for my Mother in law and the one tomorrow is for my mom. I'd love to have you back to check out the second card... or the third card I guess. There's a video below if you want to watch me create these cards step by step and a full supplies list below the video. Thank you again and I will see you tomorrow.


Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (50 pack)

Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (25 pack)

100lb black cardstock

100lb white cardstock (base)

Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink

Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Ink

Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink

Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink

Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink

Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink

Distress Sprayer

Studio Katia Triangle Tray

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Tim Holtz paper trimmer


Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Jewels

Blending Tool & Foam

Tim Holtz glass media mat

Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder

Ranger Ink Anti Static Powder bag

Versamark Ink

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers stamp set

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set

Simon Says Stamp Thankful Flowers stamp set

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Sequin container: (Amazon Canada)

Crystal Katana

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Wagner heat tool

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Pat Bartsch
Pat Bartsch
Jan 18, 2021

Your post is from May 2020 and I'm just now seeing it in January 2021. Love the cards you've created as well as your clear instructions and listing of products used. Thanks for sharing!


Jul 24, 2020

Love this card my first time on your site. I do not know how to follow you so I am hoping it will be automatic. Thanks for the lovely blending. I have those inks but hardly use them but after seeing what you did I will get them out and try your technique

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