Hey Crafty Friends! EK here sharing a card I crafted using some products available from White Rose Crafts.
I crafted a card today with a little different style than I normally use. No markers or pencils today. Nope, just colored with some Distress Oxides.
I pulled out the stamp set Key Expressions from Inkadinkado and stamped the five keys out in some black archival ink. Then I stamped all the keys again and again using some gray archival ink.
Then came the distress oxides, and I blended them into the cardstock. One of the things I like best about Oxides is that you can blend them beautifully into plain cardstock. I have always found that normal Distress Inks need watercolor paper, but the oxides blend over anything smoothly. (this could just be because I am not a skilled blender). The colors I used for this card are Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, and Wild Honey. The whole card got a couple of sprays of water and heat set.
Then I went in with my white gel pen, and added some white highlights (and fillings) to the black keys to help them pop a little. Then I added some black and white cording to the bottom of the card. Finally, to give the card a little pizzaz, I added some sequins and jewels from the recently released Limited Edition Sparkle Blends in Crowned Jewels.
Hope you enjoyed this slightly different card from me. I will tell you I have a couple of the new distress oxides winging their way to my house…which new color are you most excited about? I think the true orange color in Carved Pumpkin might be the one I am most excited to see in the collection.