Normally I do not watch crafty YouTube videos because I never want to steal someone’s idea and claim it as my own. It happens with content creators and rarely is intentional. We see something, like it, think we forgot about it and months later come up with an epic project we publish claiming it as our own even though it really was just stuck in the back of our brain. So, that being said, I did a search for something and two videos popped up. I watched them and immediately came up with an idea on how to use the two techniques showcased in the videos to create an easy card. True, the melding of the two techniques together I came up with on my own, but I would have never made the connection had it not been for the videos — which I will share with you in this post. They are great and I hope you are inspired by them as much as I am.

Distress Oxide, Water and Glaze Technique

For this technique you are going to need the following:

Materials needed for this easy technique
  1. Take a piece of card stock and cut it down the middle creating two 5.5 by 8.25 inch pieces.
  2. Score one of the pieces in half and set the other aside for another future use.
  3. Tape the inside of the card together with the repositional tape.
I just rub with my finger to remove it. You can get a special eraser, but I rarely need it.

4. Tape the back of the card the same way and attach it to the inside of a stamp platform.

Always sign the back of your cards or somewhere on the project. People want to know who made it.

5. Stamp the image with clear embossing ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder.

I do this on a stamping platform because it took me four stamping presses to get a solid outline of the image.

6. Using blending tools, add Distress Oxide ink to your stamped image.

7. Using a clean paper towel or cloth wipe the card front dow to remove the ink from the embossed areas.

The embossed lines act as a resist for the ink.

8. Take a little water and paint brush (or aqua flow marker) and brush over sections of the image to oxide it.

The water oxides the ink by turning it into a chalky type finish.

9. If the ink is a little to bold or you are not happy with the blend spritz with a little water and heat set it.

I was not please with my blending and this helped.

10. Take a small amount of micro glaze and rub it in with your finger. This will turn the chalky image into a vibrant bold image.

If you dip your finger into the jar, make sure your hands are clean.

11. Buff the card front with a paper towel removing the excess glaze.

It really brings it back to life!

12. Add a sentiment.

I could not help myself with the snark!

13. Finish the card with a little extra embellishments.

I ended up not liking the center of my flowers. The gems helped hide them.

Wasn’t that super easy?

Two Technique Videos

Here are the two videos that I got this idea from. Please make sure you like, comment, share and consider subscribing to their channel if you enjoy the and they are new to you! It really helps them grown and able to continue to bring free content to crafters like you and I.

Jennifer was the first video that I watched. I was looking for the new Campfire Distress Oxide and Distress Ink comparison because I was on the fence with which one to get. This video popped into my suggestions.

Laurel’s video was part of the YouTube playlist on the previous video. I smiled when she popped onto my screen because I have met her in real life. She is true and true. What you see of her on screen is who she is in person.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!


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