Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Hipster Birthday Card

The move is done and everything is unpacked. 
**insert happy dance here**
I worked at lightning fast speed because I couldn't wait to start playing 
with my new Distress Oxides & Hipster stamps.

I just so happened to need a masculine birthday card and the 
Hipster Monkey was perfect!

My most favourite tool at the moment is the Misti. I can now get a
perfect stamped image on cold-pressed watercolour paper.

Now that I had a nice crisp image, I was ready to use my Distress Markers
to add some watercolour. For this one I used Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke, Lucky Clover, Ground Espresso & Walnut Stain.

I applied a Thin layer of Distress Micro Glaze to my watercolour image to
protect it for my next step.

For my background I chose Wilted Violet Distress Ink and Vintage Photo 
& Broken China Distress Oxide.

I applied these colours to my craft sheet and spritzed with some water before laying
 my card in the inks. I repeated laying the card in the ink a few times & using my heat tool to dry
in between.

I absolutely love the oxidized effect of the new Distress Inks. Its gorgeous!

To finished off my background I used my ink blending tool to apply some black Dylusions paint through a couple of layering stencils. I stamped my sentiment words on some scrap watercolour paper: trimmed it out and inked the edges. I attached the words to the card with some dimensional foam adhesive.
I am definitely a fan of the Distress Oxides and can't wait to play with them some more!


  1. wow!! Great job!! Very nice colouring!!! I like this stamp !!

  2. Hi Julia! I popped over from The Urban Scrapbook FB Page to check out your Oxide project. Love your card and especially the background.

    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog & your lovely comment! xx

  3. Oh you totally ROCKED the oxides!!! Now I need to figure out how to get my hands on the hipster set!!!

  4. Love your card....but most excited that you're back for good!

  5. Gorgeous!! Love the oxides!!! Welcome home Julia!! <3


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