Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Card Drive - One Layer Distress Oxide Floral

Hello stamping friends!  Today I am asking for your help with a card drive organized by my blogging friend, Carole from My Carolina Home.  You will want to visit her blog to see her amazing quilting projects, tablescapes and cards.  She has a need for encouragement cards AND monetary sponsors to complete care packages for women in a domestic abuse shelter.  

Here is the link to her blog post with all the details.  There will be a really great prize for one lucky donor and donations are needed by August 1st.

Here is a card I created and will send in.

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It is a one-layer card on a light blue cardstock with a tiny bit of speckles.  I inked up my stamp with Distress Oxide inks, adding a touch of darker pink and green marker to portions.  Then I sprayed the stamp with water and stamped onto my blue card base.  I love the variation of color where the ink oxidized and then other areas where you can see the marker.  Finally, I added Nuvo drops for embellishment.

I used an uplifting sentiment and then matted that with navy cardstock.  I will write a little note inside.  Carole asked that we not write anything religious because we won't know who our recipient is.  When I have trouble figuring out the right words to write inside, I often do a little internet search. There are lots of ideas out there that are simple or complex, depending on what you are going for.

I do hope you will consider sending a card or supporting this drive monetarily!  I am so glad Carole asked me to be a part of this drive, it feels good to do good.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: Inkadinkado Flower Blossom by Brenda Walton, Gina K Designs Inspiration Mosaic stamp set (sentiment), Distress Oxide ink Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint, Tombow markers, Versafine Onyx Black ink, cardstock from my stash, Nuvo Crystal drops

I would love to enter this challenge:
Tuesday Throwdown - One Layer


  1. Beautiful card. Such a worthy cause. I will be sending a card or two. Now following your blog ;)

  2. A beautiful card and such kind thoughts.

  3. I really like that soft watercolored look with the oxide inks lending multiple colors to the mix. Beautiful card..........I will check out Carole's blog :)

  4. What an interesting, and beautiful card, for such a special cause. Thank you for including a link so we can participate. Hugs.

  5. Such a beautiful card my friend! I just love the look of the oxide inks on this colored card stock! I will bookmark her page for later and hope that I will find some time! Thanks for sharing my friend! HUGS

  6. Another beautiful card Heidi, love the pretty flower too 😀 Viv xx

  7. This is such a lovely card, Heidi! So great to know that the Oxi inks work well with this technique! Thank you for the link!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Just beautiful, I love what you are doing with your oxide's! I will have to see if I can catch up with my cards I need to make this month, maybe I can get some out to her!

  9. Love the use of the coloured card base and those oxides look fabulous sprayed with the water. Pretty card too x

  10. The oxides stamp beautifully on colored cardstock. You are the queen of oxide ink! Uplifting card for a good cause.

  11. I really like the look of your oxide inks! Very attractive. Thank you for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges!


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