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Friday, October 4, 2019

Let's Get (Di)Stressed Blog Hop with Scrap N Stamp Canada!!

Welcome back, my friends!  It's time for our monthly blog hop for the Scrap N Stamp Canada Store!  This is a fun one! We are "Di-stressing" with Distress Oxide Inks!!

I love my original Distress Inks but the Oxides with their pigment ink properties can be a whole lot more fun sometimes! I've tried a lot of techniques with them but I know there are tons more. Today, I'm going to share my favourite with you and that's using Distress Micro Glaze and Glossy Cardstock to create some amazing backgrounds!

I used Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides, watered down.  You can apply the inks any way you'd like. I did one panel using a paint brush, the other with the smooshing technique.

The one on the left is with the paintbrush, the right one is smooshed. The key here is to work in layers, especially when smooshing.  I applied one colour, heat set, applied another colour and so on.  After each panel was dry, I flicked some clean water to create some droplet effects.

Now, this is where the magic happens. While the panels are beautiful, they appear dull and chalky.  the Distress Micro Glaze magically brightens things up making the colours super vibrant!

I use a regular blending tool and foam to apply.  It does not take much!!! Just a light dab into the container and there's enough for both panels!!

Above the line is where the glaze was applied. Just look at how that purple pops!! Isn't it fabulous?!  What's also great about the Micro Glaze is that is waterproofs your project. So anything underneath won't run, bleed or get reactivated.  After applying the product, simply wipe any excess off with a paper towel.

I used the smooshed panel as I thought it looked galaxy-like.  So, I added some white, acrylic paint splatters to enhance that effect. And to make it even more sky looking, I used a bunch of stars and constellations from the Upon A Star Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies from Lawn Fawn (sorry, this set is not in stock at the moment!).

I used Versamark Ink along with Silver Embossing Powder. The Glossy cardstock embosses beautifully. Just make note that it is a slippery surface so your stamp will want to slide around!

I layered the panel onto a shaped card base made from die cutting two of the largest Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies (also, Lawn Fawn), scoring one panel approximately 1/2 inch from the top, applying adhesive and adhering the two panels together.

There is so much detail in all that ink plus the white paint splatters really stand out!

And to keep the sparkle going, I added a few clear sequins!  I hope you enjoyed reading about my favourite Oxide technique!  

Remember, you can show us your favourite technique over on the SNS Facebook Challenge Page! We love to see what you create!

The Scrap N Stamp Store is giving away one $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter at each stop of the hop so make sure to leave some love!! Also, all things Oxide, including the new sprays will be 10% off with the code OXIDE10.. ends October 6th!! Fine Print:  Not valid with any other coupon, sale or promotion. Valid on in stock items only.

Here's the complete hop lineup:

Laurie (me!!)
Nancy E

Thanks for joining us this time around! Have fun hopping!



  1. isn't that Micro Glaze the best!!!! Your galaxy sky is beautiful Laurie!

  2. WOW! I never knew about the Distress Glaze - guess what's going on my next shopping list? Awesome card, Laurie - love the colours.

  3. awesome backgrounds Laurie and that Micro Glaze really makes them pop

  4. Wow - a fabulous background using these beautiful colours. I wanted to use my micro glaze for one of my cards too and for the life of me could not find it. It really takes it up a notch. Beautifully done Laurie.

  5. These colors are so pretty together.

  6. What a great background, Laurie!

  7. Such a great background and gorgeous MARBLE look! LOVE IT!

  8. Gorgeous background! Your smooshing effect is so spectacular!

  9. Another great tip for the Micro Glaze! What great backgrounds for your constellations. Super card.

  10. Pretty background! I love the Distress Glaze... it really brings out the colors! Love your card!

  11. Fabulous inky backgrounds! I always forget about using Micro Glaze with the Oxides, thanks for reminding us about it!

  12. Hi Laurie :) Wow! I've been learning about the traits of Micro Glaze during this hop. It really does make a difference in the colors and the finish! Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  13. I love how that glaze makes the colors pop. What a pretty card!


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