Simple Christmas card using Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

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Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps
Welcome to a new design team inspiration over at the So Suzy Stamps blog. The team prepared some amazing cards using the latest Christmas release. I tried myself on a simple Christmas card using Distress Oxide and the interesting part is that I used them to color on black cardstock.

But from the beginning… It took me a few tries to figure out how to color this Poinsettia without ruining the white lines from the embossing powder. The problem was that I was able to color over the lines and remove the ink from the embossed areas, but it also removed the color from the inside areas. So I decided to color everything first and the heat emboss on top of it. To know where the Poinsettia is going to be, I stamped it first using Distress Oxide.
Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Then I smooshed the ink onto my craft mat, added a little bit of water to it and colored the flower with a couple of layers in red and green.
Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

After I was done, I heat set the cardstock very well, so none of the embossing powder sticks to places where I don’t want it. After that I stamped it at the same spot with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. My Misti was the helper of the day, because it allowed me to stamp at the same position again. I didn’t remove the stamp and knew exactly where I had my paper when stamping it the first time. Super easy πŸ™‚
Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

To embellish the card a little, I added a vellum strip on top, some patterned paper to the back and adhered both to the card base.
Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Now I stamped a Christmas greeting to the inside, using the same color of Distress Oxide as I used to color in some of the leaves on the front. As a final step, I added a few Nuvo drops to the center of the Poinsettia.
Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

How do you like the Distress Oxide on black? I think it’s a super interesting effect and I can see using that more often in the future πŸ˜‰

Don’t forget to check out the other cards from the So Suzy Stamps design team!

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Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps
Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

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