Hi HHH friends! Kari W. back with you today to share this card featuring both stamping and ink blending onto black card stock! I am using more contents from the October 2019 box and going a bit outside my usual crafty comfort zone!  I love clean and simple cards, and this one push those boundaries for me!

To start, I pulled out some black card stock and cut it down to manageable pieces, and first took the stencil that comes in the October 2019 box, and I “smooshed” my watermark ink pad over the stencil to get the snowflake pattern all over my piece of black card stock( I did prep the card stock first with a powder bag) and then I covered my piece with white embossing powder.  I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder, and then I took out some Distress Oxide Inks in Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, and Lucky Clover, and I ink blended these colors over my embossing.  One thing to note, if you try this technique –  Be patient, and keep at it, because it is like water coloring in the sense that it will look bad, before it looks good.  Once I had all of the colors blended, I carefully took a microfiber cloth and buffed away any residual ink that was on top of the snowflakes.  Once my panel dried a bit, I took a stitch rectangle die, and ran it through my die cut machine, and it left me with a faux stitched edge.  I also die cut another piece of black card stock with the same set of stitched rectangle dies, and I created a smaller piece, and I used the row of trees image that comes in one of the stamp sets, and used the same Distress Oxide Ink colors, and stamped the row of trees down the panel.  One of the advantages of using Distress Oxide Inks is being able to stamp and ink blend onto darker card stock colors, including black!


Once I was done with the stamping of the trees, I created my sentiment, which also comes in the sentiment stamp set from the box and I heat embossed it in white to make it stand out.  With all of the black going on, I felt I needed something to break it up just a bit, so I added some white glitter card stock,  and it really helps to break up all the black but also adding some sparkle and shine to this card!  Like I mentioned in the beginning of the post, this is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I do like how it turns out, and hope it inspires you to try create with Distress Oxide Inks and dark/black card stock!!

Thank you all for stopping in today, and I will see you soon right back here with more inspiration including a video tutorial! Stay Crafty!

Kari W.