Distress Oxides on Dark Cardstock + Simon’s August Card Kit

Distress Oxides on Dark Cardstock + Simon's August Card Kit | Nina-Marie Design

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have two videos to share with you, both featuring the new Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit, Together!

The first video features a walk through of the new kit, which has some fabulous products included in it! The You + Me stamp set has many great sentiments that work for a variety of occasions, as well as a few fun border stamps.

Distress Oxides on Dark Cardstock + Simon's August Card Kit | Nina-Marie Design

Also included in the kit is a Cracked Pistachio Distress OXIDE ink pad! Everyone has been really excited about the Distress Oxide inks; have you seen the 12 new colors that just came out?? If you haven’t gotten a chance to try the Oxides out yet, this is a perfect opportunity to do so!

And speaking of the Oxides, that is exactly what today’s second video is all about! In the video I feature an easy and fun Oxide technique; using the ink on dark colored cardstock.

Distress Oxides on Dark Cardstock + Simon's August Card Kit | Nina-Marie Design

Because Oxide ink are a dye and pigment fusion, their unique make up allows them to be used on darker colors of cardstock. This is from the pigment ink that helps make up the Oxides. Pigment ink sits on the surface of the paper whereas dye literally dyes and absorbs the color into the fibers of the paper.

Another fun quality of Oxide inks is that the inks oxidize when they come in contact with water; hence the name! The surface of the ink takes on a chalk-like appearance and looks really cool! I made the inks oxidize by using Shimmer Spritz instead of water to give my cards a shimmery appearance. Check out the effect:

Distress Oxides on Dark Cardstock + Simon's August Card Kit | Nina-Marie Design
Distress Oxides on Dark Cardstock + Simon's August Card Kit | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you will be checking out the videos below to see both the new card kit and the Distress Oxide Ink technique in action!

WATCH THE CARD KIT WALK-THROUGH VIDEO

WATCH THE DISTRESS OXIDE VIDEO

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One Comment

  1. Pam Braithwaite July 22, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing about the Simon Says Stamp August card kit. It looks like fun as you are describing the contents. Thanks for showing the Distress Oxide ink. Looks like fun to try.

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