Friday 8 September 2017

Oxides and Die Cutting!

Hi! I recently bought a Big Shot machine, after years of resisting the temptation. I'm not going to admit how many dies I have bought so far, and I know it's only the start of a very slippery slope... Today I had a go at making some cards with die cuts and backgrounds made from Distress Oxides. This is what I've made so far. I used some Glimmer Mist on the backgrounds, so they have a bit of a shimmer, but you can't really tell from the photos.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Less Is More: 'Royal Green and Lime Blue'
Unicorn Challenge: 'Birthday'

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
HLS Watercolour: 'Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Spritz' (The background was spritzed with water, and then with Glimmer Mist)
Tuesday Throwdown: 'Punches and/or Dies'

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
City Crafter: 'Pick One'
Watercooler Wednesday: 'Feminine Anything Goes'

Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade
Dies: Spellbinders: 'Make A Wish', Xcut: 'Meadow Flowers', Presscut: 'Happy Birthday'
Glimmer Mist: 'Iridescent Gold'
Crystal Parade gem: Clear


Heather Hopson said...

Oh how beautiful! I just love the colors - remind me of a Monet painting. He is my favorite artist. You will have oodles of fun with your Big Shot. I just love mine! Your cards are very CAS! Your blending of a die cut with those beautiful backgrounds is perfect!
Thank you for joining us this week on Watercooler Wednesday's Challenge and sharing your technique.

Liz said...

Gorgeous cards, your backgrounds are amazing! You'll have so much fun with your Big Shot, I wouldn't be without mine. xx

Susan said...

Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Each an everyone of your cards are stunning! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Neets B said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! You've weakened with your dies, I might have to weaken and get some distress oxide inks now. Fabulous backgrounds.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Heidi Weaver said...

Well, if it's the start down a very slippery slope, I am anxious to see how much more incredible your creations will become as you pick up speed. WOW! Love the combinations of colours. Those Oxides are wonderful to play with (but very addictive---guess how I know). Great placement of your die-cut. It is the perfect finish to an outstanding card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Trina P. said...

What fabulous backgrounds you've created with your oxide inks. The die cut window is a great trick for keeping them CAS. I don't know what I would do without my Big Shot. Your walker may suffer, but you're going to love it. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. :) Trina

Penny Hanuszak said...

Congrats on purchasing your first big shot. I can assure you that it probably won't be your last. From your beautifully colourful oxide backgrounds to the well placed floral images these are great cards. Thanks for joining us for the Feminine Anything Goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards with fabulous backgrounds. Congratulation on your purchase and yes it will be a very slippery slope with dies from now on. Thank you for sharing with us at Unicorn and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Marina said...

These backgrounds are beautiful and they make lovely cards.. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Birdie said...

Very pretty! Love the backgrounds and how finished they all look with your layering. Great to see you partaking in the Tuesday Throwdown challenge.

MaryFran said...

Nice job on those oxide backgrounds! I just keep making a mess with mine, but can you tell me on the first blue/yellow card, which 'yellow' did you use here? From the description it looks like spiced marmelade (sp?) but is that right?

Magic Flying Boots said...

Hi Mary! No, it's actually Twisted Citron - it's a very light, limey green :) And I know what you mean, I've made a lot of mess, too. Quite a few of mine went very muddy, whereas others were fine, and I have no idea what I did differently :-s But it's a lot of fun using them :)

Gail said...

Love that die-cut against your stunning background! I have't played with the Oxides myself, but your results are so inspiring. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Fiona said...

I love this card and agree with Heather it looks like a Monet painting - my favourite artist - I love the pop of the white flower against the background. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

K M Meena Herale said...

Stunning set of cards, lovely. Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.


Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely collection of cards and I love the clean design.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will play along with us again soon.
Carol x