Lavish Leaves & Distress Oxide – No Flowers!

Hello Crafters

So, you know how I love my die cut flowers (lots of them) on my cards,.. well, I wanted to showcase my favourite stamp collection this year (yep, it’s my fave!), the Lavish leaves Collection, but wanted to show you a different style πŸ™‚

I adore embossing with embossing powders and love all the different ways we can do this, so, it comes as no surprise that I love using clear embossing powder with my distress oxide ink pads (this is the main reason why I love these pads!)

I made this card for my workshops this week, particularly so I could use the stunning Lavish Leaves Vintage Frame Stamp, but also to play around with the distress oxide pads and water!

So, as always, here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you β€˜need’ to treat yourself to any of the products so you can recreate this card)

Just so you know, this is an 8×8 card blank, cut down to 17cm wide (17×21) πŸ™‚


As always, I wont bore you with the layout as you can see how I put it all together, here are the ‘juicy’ bits πŸ™‚

  • I stamped the Lavish Leaves Vintage Frame with all 3 colours of distress oxide then added clear embossing powder and heated (it looks amazing in ‘real life’, all glossy)
  • I did the same with the sentiment and the background stamp on the corners of the centre topper, but used only two colours.
  • The background was created using all 3 distress oxides and I used my fab new blending mat as it enabled me to move the inks around on my mat with the smoothies and get that fab, soft blend of colours that you see on the photo (no harsh lines!)
  • I them misted my background stamp with water and stamped onto the background, just randomly and in nor order, to create that lovely watermark effect..

TOP TIP – Don’t get the stamp saturated – just a few mists of water – UNLESS you want a ‘proper’ washed out effect, as I did in some areas on the background – have fun! Distress Oxides are water reactive so by misting the stamp with water, it removes (amost) the ink πŸ™‚

  • Β The leaves were created in the same way as the background, by blending a few colours of the oxide ink pads, but instead of stamping with water, I literally just flicked water onto them (you can add as little or as much as you like)
  • The ‘skeleton’ leaves were embossed with the gold detail embossing powder for contrast.
  • The gorgeous Oak Leaf Swag was left plain and just a touch of Glacier Ice added – again, to balance the colours and just add a hint of sparkle)

Anyhoo, I hope you like this Autumnal Card (try it in brighter colours too, it would look just as good!)

Happy Crafting!

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