Oxide Ink Card for Challenge Up Your Life

Hello friends!

I am back with my second post as a Guest Designer for Challenge Up Your Life (CUYL) today with a colorful Distress Oxide Ink card featuring Simon Says Stamp and other brands’ products! 🙂


Theme #106 is:

“CASE the DT”

CASE stands for “Copy and Selectively Edit” here. It basically means that you pick a project from the Design Team and get inspired by it – whether by the design, the technique, the colors or anything else. In your post you mention which crafter and project inspired you.

I CASEd a card from my friend & DT member Maike of Maikreations. When I saw it I immediately fell in love with the vibrant colors she used!


challenge color inspiration by maikreations


oxide ink card with simon says stamp

For the background I used the following Distress Oxide Inks (from top to bottom) and a strip of masking paper:

  • Picked Raspberry
  • Abandoned Coral
  • Wild Honey
  • Salty Ocean
  • Tumbled Glass

The reflection on the water is made with a stencil from Honey Bee Stamps and Distress Stain in Gold / Tarnished Brass. I blended that on with a mini blending tool. Then I added a die cut sailboat and a sentiment, both from Simon Says Stamp (there is a full supply list down below).

Thanks again to the girls from Challenge Up Your Life for having me as a Guest Designer! I am already curious to see which cards they picked as their inspiration!

I am gonna be back later today with my third post as Winnie & Walter’s Leading Lady! 🙂

Rosali ♥

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Stamps & dies:

Simon Says Stamp – Sailboat Wafer Die
Simon Says Stamp – One With Nature Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps – Double Stitched Rectangle Dies
Lawn Fawn – Sentiment Banner Dies


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Black & White Patterned Paper (sorry, don’t know which brand)
Masking Paper


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass
Versafine – Onyx Black Pigment Ink (sentiment)

Other Supplies:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Stain: Tarnished Brass
Honey Bee Stamps – Ocean Builder Stencil Set
Washi Tape (Sail)
Glitter Enamel Dots
3M – Foam Tape

Orange, Red and Teal Cards with Altenew


I made a few cards following the current color scheme from Altenew’s Inspiration Challenge and finally get around posting them here. I have been pretty busy prepping a couple of exciting blog post for February … I get to share the first ones on Saturday and hope you will like them! 🙂

But back to today’s cards! I have to admit, orange is not my friend lol. I don’t really like the color … When crafting I only use it in a very muted shade, on Halloween cards, or in combination with pink on flowers. I actually love when orange and pink watercolors are mixing! Nonetheless, this color combo was a challenge for me – but I like trying out new things and pushing my creative boundries.

For my first card, I was still a little hesitant to use orange and red … So I used Wild Honey Oxide Ink (which is a more yellow orange), Abandonded Coral Oxide Ink for splatters (which has a pink tint) and Picked Raspberry Oxide Ink as my third background color. For my technique, I went with:


I used Altenew’s Layered Kaleidoscope Stencil B which is actually part of a layered stencil set – but I used just the single stencil and rotated it in between ink blending with my orange and pink ink. I also used the stencil to add pattern to my die cut “U”.


layering stencil card with altenew

layering stencil card detail with altenew

After that, I made two more cards. This time I chose a completely different technique:


I used the solid flower stamps from Altenew’s “Floral Fantasy” set, placed them in my MISTI stamping tool, scribbled on ink from watercolor markers and sprayed a bit of water onto the stamps. Then I stamped onto watercolor cardstock and let the stamps sit on the cardstock for a minute allowing the ink to soak into the paper. I had so much ink left on my flowers that I stamped the remaining ink onto a second cardstock panel. I repeated the process adding more color to certain areas. After everthing was dry I added clear Wink Of Stella over the flowers and some ink splatters for texture.

altenew-floral fantasy-watercolor-stamping 1

For one card, I used a Kraft cardbase and a German label sentiment (saying “Let’s celebrate you”) as well as clear droplets to complete my card design:

altenew-floral fantasy-watercolor-stamping 2

For the other card, I used a red cardbase and the “Hugs” word die from the Script Words die set for my sentiment. I die cut it two times, one from red cardstock and one from white glitter cardstock and layered them on top of each other. Sparkling clear sequins finished off this design:

altenew-floral fantasy-watercolor-stamping 3

I hope you like today’s cards! Thank you for stopping by! ♥


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Stamps, dies & stencil stenciled card:

Altenew – Bold Caps Alphabet Dies Set
Altenew – Sketchy Cities Abroad Stamp Set
Altenew – Layered Kaleidoscope Stencil B

Stamps & dies watercolor cards:

Altenew – Floral Fantasy Stamp Set
Altenew – German Label Love Stamp Set
Altenew – Script Words Die Set


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Teal Colored Cardstock
Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Red Colored Cardstock
White Glitter Paper
Kraft Cardstock


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks (Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Black Soot)
Versafine – Onyx Black Pigment Ink (sentiments)

Other Supplies:

Black Fun Foam
Star Shaped Sequins
MozArt – Watercolor Brush Markers
Pretty Pink Posh – Sparkling Clear Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh – Clear Droplets


Beary Happy “Hello” with Lawn Fawn

Hello and happy Saturday, everyone!

Today I have a clean & cute handmade card to show you that features Lawn Fawn’s “Beary Happy Holidays” stamp set and a Distress Oxide Ink background.


beary happy card with lawn fawn


  • I stamped the bear images as if they were holding hands while ice dancing … I just needed a tiny mask for the right bear’s hand. I colored them with Copic Markers and added a few accents with my white gel pen.
  • For the background I die cut a big 3 3/4 inch circle from masking paper and masked off the bottom part with masking paper as well. Then I applied three shades of Distress Oxide Inks onto the panel: Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass. I so love these pastell colors! With the masks still on I added splatters of Copic Opaque ink as snow.
  • I stamped three snowflakes from “Beary Happy Holidays in grey ink onto my panel and glued it onto a light grey cardbase. I added some streaks of Copic G000 to the bottom of the background where the ice would be for the bears to skate on.
  • For the sentiment I took a smaller “hello” die from Lawn Fawn’s Magic Color Slider set.

For this card, I was inspired by the latest Lawnfawnatics card challenge with its “Happy Little Critters” theme. The cute bears have been sitting on my craft table waiting to be used since December and I am happy they made it onto a first card today. 🙂

I hope you like the wintery design! Stay warm! ♥

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Stamps & dies:

Lawn Fawn – Beary Happy Holidays Stamps
Lawn Fawn – Magic Color Slider Dies
Lawn Fawn – Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 80 lb Cardstock
Light Grey Colored Cardstock


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks
Lawn Fawn – Jet Black Ink

Other supplies:

Masking Paper / Repositionable Labels
Scotch 3M – Foam Mounting Tape
Copic Markers
Sakura – Glaze 3-D Glossy Ink Pen Black
Uni-ball – Signo Gel Pen White