Quick Card – Kenyan Sunset


It is one of those days – so much to do and so little inclination to do it, so I thought I would distract myself from cleaning the kitchen by having another play around with Distress Oxide inks and I would do a bit of a “show and tell” for this card.


As I am a little obsessed with Distress Oxides at the moment, this is how I decided to test out the “Fired Brick” and “Wild Honey” colours that I bought yesterday.  I also used “Vintage Photo” and “Fossilized Amber”.


I opted for the smooshing technique to create my background (please click here to read earlier blog post on smooshing), using the Oxides and water and did 3 layers of colour, drying thoroughly in between layers.  For the first I used the “Fired Brick” and “Fossilized Amber”, for the second I used “Wild Honey” and “Vintage Photo” and for the third layer I just used “Fired Brick” in random patches to bring in some more of the red tones.




I added some water splashes and blotted off the excess, before adding some background stamping using “Coffee” Archival Ink and using a compass stamp and some coffee cups and splats (apologies, unsure of the brands, but there are a lot of similar ones available online).  I also added some texture with a Kaisercraft stamp called “Sketchy”




Using a blending tool and the “Coffee” coloured ink, I went around the edges of the panel to create a subtle vignette.




For my focal images, I chose a stamp set by Hunkydory For The Love of Stamps, called “Go Wild!” and picked out a tree and some animals, birds and grass, before stamping them using the “Jet Black” Archival Ink.


I stamped the sentiment using a Tim Holtz stamp in black, before using the same ink to create a border around the panel.




I opted for a Kraft card blank to continue the organic look of the card.


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