Distress Oxide Inky One Layer Card {Stamp School!}

Hi friends! I had many people asking me what I thought about Distress Oxide ink so I decided to get some and try them out!


I will play with them some more and do another tutorial with fun ideas for these but for now I have a few fun techniques in today’s video! I will also share some alternative ways to get this look if you don’t have Distress Oxide inks!

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1. Make a card from mixed media paper and tape it to a board, mask the borders of the card so you have a window to stamp in

2. Sponge blue and purple ink in window, dry then spatter with water and blot. Let dry.

3. Pounce ink through a stencil with a make up sponge. Also use a sponge and black in to make a frame. Spatter with water.

4. Stamp vines around the edges of the window and butterflies within the window.

5. Accent the butterflies with gel pens and outline the window with black.

6. Remove the tape and stamp flowers and sentiment on the bottom of the card.

7. Ink the bottom of the card if desired.

I hope you try a one layer inky card, even if you don;t have the new distress oxide inks you can use the inks you have to get a similar effect, the more you play with your supplies the more versatile they become! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

12 thoughts on “Distress Oxide Inky One Layer Card {Stamp School!}

  1. Love the card. Any suggestions for using distress ink? I haven’t had much luck with blending. I bought them brand new, and struggled , the pads were so dry. I sprayed them with the glycerine/water combination, but still no luck. any help?


    1. if they were dry when you got them I’d email ranger, they are good about replacing faulty product. Otherwise you can purchase bottles of reinker to ink them back up. They might be prone to drying more in dry locations so you might want to put them in a ziploc bag iif you are going to go a long time without using them.


  2. Lovely! It’s always so much fun to watch your create and see what your active imagination has come up with. 😉


  3. I really like this one Lindsay. I’m not really into stamping – or haven’t been, but i really do like what you create. I’m working toward retirement and trying to simplify my life and “stuff” so I’m not really in place to buy more stamps, stencils, etc, but your tutorials have me thinking about it.


  4. I’m really hesitating to jump on the Distress Oxide band wagon… They seem like chalk inks to me… do you know how different they are to chalk inks? Can one get similar results?


    1. I think if you used regular distress inks and they chalk inks on top you would get a similar effect. Try it with what you have already and see, it can’t hurt:)


  5. Just love this tutorial using the Distressed Inks from Tim Holtz. Will have to try this soon. THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT VIDEO…


  6. Love your resourcefullness, creativity and detailed instruction!! Do you have a tutorial yet on making your own sponge doppers to use with inks? They are so expensive to buy. I would rather make my own like I see on your video. Thanks for being so inspiring.


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