February 10, 2018

Eat Cake!

Hello everyone, How you are all having a great weekend. I have a card to share today. Yesterday I watch a video by Laurel Beard playing with distress oxide inks and distress glaze. Here is the link to her video. Loved how the distress glaze brought the vivid colours and layers of distress oxide inks on glossy paper. Its gorgeous and magical. I wanted to try it out. But I did not have glossy paper. Instead I took the smoothest white paper I had in my stash and experimented the technique. I have been hoarding the distress glaze for a year and this technique was perfect to crack it open and use it. I think it turned out good. The colours are not as vivid as Laurel showed in her video because I did not use glossy paper. I still think the result is fantastic. Here is the card I made using the background I made using the technique.

I really love the hard and soft edges of the layers. Just so pretty and fascinating. I smooshed distress oxide Candied Apple, Spice Marmalade and Picked Raspberry on to the smoothest white cardstock. I did three layers of ink smooshing drying between each layer. Because distress oxide inks oxidises, it leave a chalking finish on the top. I like the finish but being a bright colour girl, I love to see the vivid colours. In Laurel’s video, I was fascinated to see not only the vivid colours but also hard and soft edges of the colour layers. So straight after I dried my ink smooshed cardstock, I sponged distress glaze. Voila! it removed a lot of the chalky finish and I saw the layers. My eyes widened with excitement. Seriously it is so cool and magical.  Wish I had glossy paper. Maybe I will try using photo paper tomorrow. But I wanted more ink spatters and white ink spatters on the background. Duh! I had already sponged distress glaze on it. So lesson learnt here is do all the ink smooshing and spatters before sponging distress glaze. Distress glaze makes the paper water proof. Any liquid you put over it, the glaze will resist. Nevertheless, I was not going to waste the beautiful paper. So I made this birthday card using Winnie & Walter stamp set and dies.

The cupcake is from Wish Big stamp set. This set also has coordinating cutaways. I coloured the cupcake using copic markers. I added details using white gel pen. The cupcake is die cut using the coordinating cutaway and adhered on a circular vellum die cut. I die cut the vellum using one of the dies from Ring in Celebration cutaways. The sentiment is die cut using gold glitter paper and In a word: Birthday Tiles Cutaways.

Here are some closeups of the card.

Thank you Laurel for sharing the technique. I am going to experiment more of this technique using photo paper tomorrow and see how that turns out. Its fun experimenting I should say 🙂 The Wish Big stamp set is available from both Winnie & Walter Store and Simon Says Stamp Store. The Cutaways are available from Winnie & Walter Store.


Thanks for stopping by friends. Enjoy your rest of the weekend.


  1. This card is so beautiful!!

  2. Loving the sparkle and the background! Adorable card!


  3. Wow, this turned out great, ESPECIALLY not using glossy cardstock! Fantastic girl! And thanks for the shout out!

  4. Deepa Lakshman says

    Wow. Love the brightness here.

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