Combining Distress Inks and Oxides for Tone on Tone Stamping feat Create a Smile Stamps


Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge over at the Create a Smile blog and I am back with a card and a video inspired by the wonderful mood board that Christine created!


For this card I combined the Lights On! and the Where Your Heart Is clear stamp sets and I created a little scene. I stamped my images on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. And here is the color chart with all the markers I used 


For the background of the scene I used the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Borders to create the panels for my landscape elements. I added color to these panels using Distress Inks: for the sky I used Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon, and for the grass I used Twisted Citron. I added water droplets for a fun effect.



For the base panel I did some ink smooshing with Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, and, once the panel was dry, I used Distress Oxide to stamp more lanterns from the Lights On! set over the whole surface. And I really love the tone on tone effect given by the combination of Oxides and Distress Inks!


I mounted everything on an A2 card base, and, to finish off the card, I first added sparkle to the laterns with my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen, and then added Glossy Accents on the laterns, the van’s door and window, and on the mouse’s little suitcase.



I also created a video tutorial for this card, you can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel.




And that’s it for today! This will be my last post as part of the Create a Smile challenge Design Team, and I want to take the opportunity to thank Christine, the owner, and Ale, the DT coordinator, for this wonderful opportunity and for 6 lovely months with all the other team members too. It was great to connect with everyone and work together! Good luck to the new team, I am sure they will create wonders!

And now it’s your turn to ge creative! Visit the Create a Smile blog for all the info on how you can enter for your chance to win a 25€ voucher to the Create a Smile Stamps store.
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


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