Katie’s CardMaker Tip: Just Add Water
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Hello friends, Katie here with a quick and fun tip to share with you today. I am in love with Ranger’s new Distress Oxide inks! They blend together beautifully and have creamy, velvet-like finish on paper. Oxide inks also get really exciting when you just add water.

Using a sponge dauber, I added some ink swatches to a panel of watercolor cardstock.

Next, I propped up the cardstock and went at it with a water bottle. I sprayed the bottom of each swatch generously to encourage the color to drip and run down the panel.

I used a paper towel to dab up any extra pools of color and allowed the panel to dry. You can continue to add more water depending on how runny you want the finished colors to look. I smeared the top of the ink spots with a wet paintbrush to smear the top line.

To finish the card, I added a hello die cut. I trimmed the top and bottom of the panel and adhered it to a white note card with foam tape. I also adhered a thin strip of black cardstock and a few clear star sequins as a finishing touch.

That’s it—super easy and really fun, too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Katie

Supplies: Distress Oxide Ink: Distress Oxide inks (worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, broken China, wilted violet) from Ranger Industries Inc.; sparkling clear star sequins from Pretty Pink Posh; Diagonal Stripes die from Avery Elle.

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3 Responses to Katie’s CardMaker Tip: Just Add Water

  1. Karen Gerek says:

    Fantastic directions for this technique. Trying it as soon as my order with Oxides comes in…CANT wait!

  2. Debbie van Dijk says:

    Love this!! Don’t have the inks yet!! Thank you!!😁

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