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Distress Oxide Card with Roses

Well, if you are a card maker you probably know that the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxides are the latest hot trend from Time Holtz, who we love (ps). I will admit that I have the capability to go full hoarder on all things Tim Holtz and these are no exception. I knew that I would need them and that it was really useless to try and resist. I ordered the first collection which includes Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain. I really wanted to use them right when they arrived but I was just too busy with other projects.

Well, I finally got a chance to work with them and yep, they are awesome. And yes, I will now have to buy the whole collection. I must have them in all colors. Just have to, there is no point in resisting. I whipped up a card to go with my Maleficent cross stitch. I really liked how the inks performed and I am loving the finished product.

Tim Holtz Distress Card by Jennifer Miner

I started with my white cardstock and stenciled the diamonds using Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks. The stencil is actually too small to cover the whole background but I was able to line it up and I think that it looks like it was done all at once.  Once I had my diamonds I went back over them with the same colors. Then I added some distress with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain around the edge. The last step on the background was a little flick with water.

Just a hint of glitter

Once the background had dried, I added the stenciled flourish.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the shape from a piece of clear acetate. Then I applied Golden Molding Paste colored with Distress Ink Reinker in Walnut Stain over the stencil. You have to clean up your acetate immediately or the paste will not come off. Once I was done stenciling I added a touch of Distress Glitter in Rock Candy over the wet paste. This was then set aside to dry.

Distress Oxide Card with Roses

While I was patiently waiting for my background to dry, I created my roses. I used my McGill Paper Blossom punches and the Distress Oxide Ink to create the blooms. Then I created the sentiment by stamping the words on a piece of scrap paper then trimming it down and adding Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. When the background was dry I glued the roses on and added the sentiment with two lavender eyelets.

Distress Oxide Ink Happy Birthday Card

I mounted my panel on a piece of brown cardstock and then inked another background with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. The last step was to add a little bit more shimmer with the adhesive gems.

Shabby Chic Distress Card by Jennifer Miner

I will totally admit that I am loving the Distress Oxides. Yet another great product from the master! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the card.


Paper: Neenah Solar White, Brown cardstock – Archivers

Ink: Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Ink, Archival Ink Ranger

Stamps: Saying Stuff Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous

Other: 2mm Clear Gems & 3mm Brown Gems -by Mark Richards, GoldenMolding Paste, Distress re-inker – Walnut Stain, Distress Glitter in Rock Candy, Harlequin Layering Stencil – Tim Holtz

Punches: Dogwood, Starflower,  and Birch Leaf McGill Paper Blossoms

Dark Damask Card


Wahoo it is Friday and today I am sharing a card that I have been holding onto for awhile. I didn’t really do it on purpose it was just one that sat in my studio, unfinished for awhile. Well,  no more here is it in all it’s glory; dark Damask.  I think that it is no secret that I adore damask in my card making and really in all things. I might actually use in every card if I wasn’t worried that you all might get bored with it. Dark Damask-1

Two of my favorite pieces of this card are; the iridescent violet embossing powder and the top garden rose which I watercolored. It just has a neat matte look to it and I really like the two different colors.

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I knew that I wanted to create a grey. black and purple card with a wallpaper feel to it. I started by stamping my background on a piece of grey cardstock knowing that I was going to cut it apart later. I stamped the black damask shape using VersaMark and heat embossing with Black Embossing Powder from Ranger.

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Then I began to layer up the background. I used Ornaments from BoBunny, Papillon from Stampers Anonymous, French Foliage and Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin’ Up, and Bella Brush from Fancy Pants Designs. I used a variety of inks; VersaMark, Hickory Smoke and Weathered Wood Distress Inks.  I allowed my background to dry overnight so I could stamp the flourish from the Pollen Dust set by Fancy Pants Designs on the left-hand side using VersaMark and the Violet Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. This powder is awesome and is very iridescent. I was glad the lighting was good when I photographed it. When I create a background like this I just keep working and adding things as I go along.

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I distress my edges using Broken China, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Inks. I then cut my background into somewhat equal strips and the distressed those edges with the Hickory Smoke and Black Soot. I then did a little physical distressing with my Edge Distresser. I really wanted my wallpaper to be peeling off.

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At this stage I went ahead and adhered my stamped panels to a piece of 7 1/4″x 5 1/4″ black cardstock. I then die cut the damask border using my Epic 6. This is a retired die from QuicKutz. I used black cardstock and used VersaMark and Black embossing Powder to give it the shiny finish.

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Next, I created the sentiment label. I cut out one shape in white cardstock and one in gray. I repeated my damask flourish shape; this time in Hickory Smoke. Once I allowed that to dry, I stamped my sentiment from Think Big Favorites #3 from Papertrey Ink using VersaMark and then heat emboss with my Ranger Black Embossing Powder. I added a little Black Soot Ink to my gray label and then adhered the newly stamped sentiment on top. I used foam tape to layer this over my damask die cut. I added two adhesive pearls from Kaiser to complete the label.

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Now on to my roses! I started with my gray rose. You can see my tutorial on this process here. These are created using the McGill Paper Blossoms punches and shaped with the McGill Tools.  I wanted something that was at least a little realistic so I did an internet search and found this page with grey roses. To create the two tone look I used watercolor paints on the petals before I shaped them.

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The large purple rose was created in the same way but instead of watercolor I used Wilted Violet Distress Ink on the edges. I also created the tiny light lavender flower using my McGill Punches.  These were assembled and adhered using hot glue.

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Whew – I think that is it. I am certain to have forgotten some step somewhere along the way but I really tried to remember everything.


Stamps: Ornaments – Bo Bunny, Papillon – Stampers Anonymous, French Foliage & Gorgeous Grunge – Stampin’ Up, Pollen Dust & Bella Brush – Fancy Pants Designs, Flourish/Damask Shape – Hampton Art, Think Big Favorite #3 – Papertrey Ink

Ink: VeraMark – Tsukineko, Tuxedo Black – Memento, Broken China, Black Soot, Weathered Wood & Hickory Smoke Distress Inks – Ranger

Dies: Damask Border – QuicKutz, Label 4 – Spellbinders

Other: Black Embossing Powder, Violet Satin Pearl Embossing Powder – My Sentiments Exactly!, Adhesive Pearls – Kaiser Scrapbook, Watercolors – Artists Loft

I hope that you are all enjoying today and have a wonderful weekend!