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Hello there!

I’m sharing a super easy card project today! Using a die from the Zen Ocean Die Set and only 2 Distress Oxide Inks, this card design was super quick and easy.

I have attached a video below that includes all the details of making this card. If you’d rather watch on the Honey Bee Stamps YouTube Channel, click HERE!




Thanks for checking out the video. A complete supply list can be found at the end of this post!



I trimmed a sheet of Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock down to 4.25 X 5.5 inches. Using the starfish die, found in the Zen Ocean Die Set, I die cut a random design into the card stock. The blue and orange background was created using Broken China and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks. I simply smoothed on the ink in a random pattern. To get the great spotted or oxide reaction, I sprayed water onto the ink and waited a short time before dabbing up the water. After drying the ink blended background, I adhered the star overlay with foam tape.



The greeting is from the Mermaid Song Stamp Set. I stamped it in Versamark Ink onto Vellum.  I added white embossing powder to the sticky ink and then smoothed and set the powder with a embossing heat tool. To adhere the vellum, I added a very small amount of Nuvo Liquid Adhesive just behind the embossed words. I crisscrossed a bit of twine and tied it over the greeting and background. To finish off the design, I glued a small starfish onto the twine bow. The whole piece was then adhered to a white card base.  I love that this design can be used with any shaped die. What an easy way to get more use from your dies;)

Thanks for sticking around! Have a great day!!



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2 responses to “Easy Die Cut & Ink Blended Background!”

  1. Pooja says:

    I loved this card a lot !

  2. Helen LeBrett says:

    Great card!! I love the raised cutouts over the colored background. : -) Hugs H