Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Hop...Day 2: Distress OXIDES!

Hello there Coffee Loving Hoppers!  WOO HOO!!! I got my birthday treats (I'm an April Fool!) just in time for the HOP! 
As many of you already know, the Tim Holtz Distress Oxides are a brand spankin' new magical ink that debuted at CHA Creativation 2017 just a few months ago. I have been drooling over their miracle powers and having #fullsetsyndrome, I just HAD to get them all! I didn't do a preorder so I was disappointed that I would have to wait a LONG time to get the whole set immediately as they are so very popular and were a challenge for Ranger to keep up with the demand. I was THRILLED to learn that a long time inky friend could order them for me and I would get them really quickly! There's nothing like waiting a few days for a special box to arrive on your doorstep! As soon as I got home from work on Wednesday, I just had to tear open the box and get started "experimenting". 

This card is my first play-date with these amazingly fabulous inks!  I'm in LUUUUVVV!!!

I selected several colors to create a SNAZZY SPRING SPLATTERY background (say that super fast). For this Kraft background, I used the following reinker colors in this order:
Cracked Pistachio
Broken China
Spiced Marmalade
Wilted Violet
Worn Lipstick
Vintage Photo
To create this fun effect, I used a 5/0 paintbrush and some water to splatter each color onto the paper. I heat set each color before adding subsequent layers of splatter. This allowed the inks to maintain separation and not muddle up.  
After creating the background, I attached some sewing thread to a little twig. My inspiration came from the little easter egg trees in my neigborhood! It was the perfect opportunity to dangle my own sweet treats from a tree! Hee hee.
After adding the thread, I stamped the sentiments and the cups onto white cardstock and "watercolored" them with the remaining reinkers on my ink block. I cut out the images (from the Planner Addict (Chic Tags) Coffee Lover clear stamp set. I added a few foam squares so I could attach them to the thread. Once done, the final step was to stamp the hashtag sentiment, tear the edge of the paper and mount this panel onto a white card base (top fold).  

Isn't it just YUMMY?!  

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  1. Oh MY! This is FABulous Kerry!

  2. Hi, Kerry!
    Fabulous! This is so perfect for the Spring Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog Hop, and I'm so happy to have you share your talents with us all. Have a blessed week!
    Karen Letchworth

  3. This is such a cute idea - love it!

  4. Fun selection of artfully applied oxide inks - and you used that background handsomely for the hop; have fun with all the oxide techniques!

  5. So, I need the reinkers to do this technique properly! Well, shoot! I just bought the pads. Honey, I'm going shopping again!!! LOL

  6. Beautiful card with that gorgeous background and hanging cups.

  7. Great use of the new inks! I love them and your card is so fun with the branch.

  8. Love your card and the distress splatters. So pretty and the little coffee cups are adorable.

  9. Very kewl using a twig and love the splatters

  10. Wow! This if fantastic! Love that gorgeous splatter!