Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Asian Vase and Bamboo Background using Distress Oxide inks

Hello from design team member, Heidi!

Just for Fun has a lovely collection of Asian Inspired stamps.  Since Just for Fun’s May Challenge is to use More Than One Stamp, I chose a few to feature on my card today.

The background of my card was made with a piece of normal cardstock that I had coated with gesso.  I really love the results I get when I use this to smoosh into my distress oxide inks. You get a lighter result because the ink doesn’t soak into the paper quickly.   I used some pink, tan and green inks for this, drying in between.

Then, I inked up my background stamp with the green Oxide ink, spritzed it with a tiny bit of water, and stamped it.  The stamping does take longer to dry on this surface, and that just adds to the texture.

I matched this with the pretty vase, stamped onto an ivory flecked paper and colored with alcohol markers.  I do like to sponge regular distress ink on the sides to add the illusion of dimension.  I then just added the sentiment to the main panel with Versafine ink.

You can find the stamps I used on my card in the JFF store.  You get to choose whether you want them wood-mount, cling-mount or unmounted!

Find the Bamboo Background Stamp HERE!
Find the Asian Vase with Blossoms HERE!
Find the Helen Keller quote HERE!

I appreciate your visit today!  Hope to see you over at the monthly challenge!


  1. What a pretty card Heidi and the stamp combo you chose is just lovely. I'll have to try the oxide inks over gesso, I really like the effect!

  2. Thanks, Heidi, for sharing the technique. Your card is beautiful!