Hello Friends!! I hope you are having a fantastic week…
I’m back today with a tutorial featuring another Sizzix 3D Texture Fade…This time I’m using the 3D Botanical that I mixed with some of the flowers that I cut using the Funky Foliage from the tutorial I shared last week. I cut several flowers from distress inked scraps and kept them to use on another project… this is where some of them landed.
This card also features a technique that I shared a sneak peek of a week or so ago on my instagram feed. I used the new Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Spray and spritzed it directly onto the Botanical 3D texture fade to emphasize the embossed areas. You can see all the spritzed marks on the embossed area in the photo below…YUM!!
The oxide sprays get into all those wonderful nooks and crannies..
such a fun and cool technique!
Let’s get started…
I started out with a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper cut to fit within the 3D Botanical Texture Fade.
I smooshed the Black Soot Distress Ink Pad directly onto the texture fade onto the smooth and indented side of the folder.
I then spritzed my watercolor paper with water, and placed it within the folder and then ran it through the Vagabond 2…the Tim recommended 3 times, in order to get a good impression! Then I removed the paper and dried it with my heat tool.
I cleaned off the texture fade and then sprayed it with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Spray.
Then with a towel, removed some of the ink from the smooth part of the texture fade. The yummy spray stays within the 3D texture areas!
I spritzed the texture fade with a bit of water and reinserted the paper carefully into the previously embossed area…like a puzzle, and ran it through the Vagabond again…this time only 1 pass through the Vagabond.
Then I removed the paper from the texture fade and dried it with my heat tool, Viola…an embossed and oxide spritzed colored background!!
WARNING: This can become ADDICTIVE!! 😉
Now, on to the rest of the card…
I went digging through my box of scraps of distress inked papers and found the one below.
This piece had been smooshed and blended with a variety of Distress Inks that had included Antique Linen Distress Ink and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks. I stamped the scrap with the Craze (CMS344) background stamp and Black Soot Archival ink. Then blended the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.
“There is Beauty” from Nature’s Wonder (CMS343) was stamped in Black Soot Archival Ink onto a scrap of watercolor paper and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I trimmed the phrase and blended the paper with Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress Inks, spritzed it with water, dabbed with a towel and dried it with my heat tool.
I cut the Crochet piece out of watercolor paper. Then blended it with Black Soot Distress Paint with my finger. Dried it with a heat tool and blended the white area with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I cut two stems from the Wildflower Stems 2 die set and blended them with Forest Moss Distress Ink, then dug through my pile of previously cut flowers (Funky Foliage) and arranged the flowers to the left of the phrase. The Crochet trim piece was then sewn onto the craze background.
I found an old piece of book paper, trimmed it down and matted the crazed background piece onto it. Then I adhered all of my pieces onto a card base.
With that, my card was complete!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of your week!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Craze and Planks (CMS344), Nature’s Wonder (CMS343)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Botanical 3D Texture Fade, Crochet, Funky Foliage, Wildflower Stems 2
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Watercolor Paper, Black Soot Archival Ink
Distress Oxide Spray- Vintage Photo
Distress Ink- Antique Linen, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Pumice Stone
Distress Oxide- Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Distress Paint- Black Soot
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium
Other- Sewing Machine and Black Thread, Vintage Book Page
Love this card! thank you for sharing.
Thank you for explaining step by step instructions It is so helpful when trying a new technique.
By the way it’s a beautiful piece!!
Debbie Cote says
Stacy I am so inspired by your work and you never cease to amaze me. I love your creative style and everything you create. You must be an amazing teacher and an inspiration to all your followers
Love that 3D embossing folder!! The techniques you do with the inks etc are amazing. Thank you for sharing the step by step tutorials too. Excellent project.
Lisa Andersson says
An amazing technique, love the effect. Must try this.
Very beautiful project!
ann b says
Stacy this is a stunner! I love how you used the black soot it looks beautiful and now I am really excited to try the 3D texture fades with my oxide sprays! I really can’t even find the right words, as soon as I saw this card it took my breath away. xxx
Trish G says
Very awesome, will have to CAS.
And it was great meeting you at Megameet. Hope you had a great time.
Stunning card. Thank you for sharing this great technique. Looking forward to trying it.
Thanks so much for sharing this technique, Stacy. I can’t wait to try it! Such a beautiful card!
Lisa Hoel says
Gorgeous!! I love it. =)
Jillian McA says
Love this, the colours are so beautifully balanced Stacy! Thankyou for another excellent tutorial.
Beautiful card; loved the background when I saw it on IG. So wonderful to see the completed project. Thanks for the inspiration and “how to” details!
I can’t wait to try my hand at it. I love everything you create. Can you tell me the difference between the Oxide Spray and the Mica Spray? A friend gave me the Mica Spray for my birthday. Thank you!
Hi Betsy!! Thank you so much, that means so much to me!! ♥️ I sure can…Distress Oxide Sprays are a mix of Pigment and Dye ink, they are water reactive and once mixed or spritzed with water, they create an oxidized (cloudy, chalky, vintage) look. They are semi-permanent because of the pigment in them, but they also react to water, so there is nothing else out on the market like them. They can be sprayed on Fabric, paper, wood. I love them, so many possibilities..😉 Now, Distress Mica Spray is permanent on porous surfaces like paper or fabric. It can be sprayed on things to give them a shimmer or glisten to them like on ribbon, fabric, wood or paper. They’re beautiful and come in 3 different colors I believe!!! Hope that helps…😘♥️ -Stacy
Love how you used your funky foliage dies, and the crackle background!
Maureen Chandler says
What an amazing card – I love it! Thank you so much for explaining all the steps too!
Francie M says
My favorite so far! ❤️
Jennifer LaVite says
This is really stunning! So inspirational!