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Sat 21

Deck the Halls
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday! It's hard to believe that it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards but it will be here before we know it. Today I have a fun stamping technique using the Distress Oxide inks and one of the fabulous new stamps from the Holiday Collection.


I started by stamping my image using an ink that is water resistant on to Bristol paper. Just pick your favorite ink you like to use when watercoloring. Then once the image was dry, I covered my paper with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink. 

Next, I took a paint brush dipped in water and I painted over the inside of the leaves and berries in the mistletoe. When it is still wet, take a paper towel to dab off the water and it will reveal the oxide magic!

To add some sparkle, I used my Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to color in the berries. I stamped a sentiment and then once everything was dry I glued the card together.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!





A fabulous background here - love the touch of A Wink of STella

Fun and easy technique, thanks for sharing.

LOVE the two tones you obtained with Lucky Clover, a clever technique for this delicious stamp!

Stunning! Lucky Clover parlayed into winter! Makes me want to sing! Mistletoe stamp is well used here! Thank you!

so pretty, love the way it is placed on the card and great technique!

Great use of Distress Oxides. Love the look you achieved on this pretty card. Thanks for sharing!

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