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Super Adorable Turtle Artist Trading Cards | Distress Ink VS Distress Oxide Background


Hello everyone and thank you for joining me for these super adorable Artist Trading Cards, Where I am going to make backgrounds from both Distress Oxide ink and Distress Ink to see which one I like better, Let's jump right in.


To start I have two pieces of cold press watercolour cardstock cut down to 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, which is the standard size to an Artist Trading Card, that is the only rule that I know of when making Artist Trading Cards. I have never used Distress inks to make a background although I own them all so I really wanted to test the same colours from Distress Ink and Distress Oxide to see which I ended up liking better. I smooched Tumbled glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire right onto the background and misted it with water to get the colours to move, I did the same thing on the other card just with Inks instead of Oxides.


I added two layers of colour on each and let them dry in between. I then stamped out this adorable turtle image from Brutus Monroe in a Copic safe ink on Copic friendly paper and used V04, YR16, YR09, G12, G16, G19, G02, YR21, YR12 and Y38, If you would like to see how I Copic coloured the images please check out the video down below. I fussy cut out the images and adhered them to the background with foam squares. I also added some perfect pearls to the background for a bit of extra shimmer and shine.


I finished off the cards with a few bubbles cascading up to the right side of the card, I would love to know which one you think turned out better?? The Distress inks are on the left side and Distress Oxides are on the right side. I would love to know what you think. If you want to see a more in-depth look at how these Artist Trading Cards were made please check out my video below, I also have a full supplies list below the video if you want to know exactly what I used.


Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait until I see you again !!

Supplies


Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock

https://shrsl.com/2ic3l


Canson watercolour paper

https://shrsl.com/2i4mz


Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink

https://shrsl.com/2i1g3


Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink

https://shrsl.com/2m9y2


Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink

https://shrsl.com/2up36


Tumbled Glass Distress Ink mini

https://shrsl.com/2up3j


Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink mini

https://shrsl.com/2up3f


Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink mini

https://shrsl.com/2up3a


Tim Holtz Glass media mat

https://shrsl.com/2crp9


Tim Holtz paper trimmer

https://shrsl.com/27qra


Mini Mister

https://shrsl.com/2ic3y


Perfect Peals

https://shrsl.com/2dvf7


Mini Misti

https://shrsl.com/287ak


Gink K amalgam ink

https://shrsl.com/26vj0


Mini Snips

https://shrsl.com/2k0kd


V04 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2hyvl


YR16 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2hyvq


YR09 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2hyvs


G12 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2up3x


G16 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2up42


G19 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2up4a


G02 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2up4e


YR21 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2up4j


YR12 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2up4m


Y38 Copic Marker

https://shrsl.com/2up4n


Thin 3D Foam Squares

https://shrsl.com/2lnx3


Studio Katia Embellishment Wand

https://shrsl.com/2ic42


Studio Katia Triangle Tray

https://shrsl.com/2ic44


Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets

https://shrsl.com/2up2u


Nuvo Deluxe Glue

https://shrsl.com/2ic4o


Distress Sprayer

https://shrsl.com/2gm73


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