I wanted to share a card I made using Oxide Inks. I did something a little different this time and I think the results are really pretty for this background. I used Ranger Glossy Paper for this.... I don't understand how these colors look the way they do and you'll know what I mean when I tell you what I used. I used Candied Apple and Twisted Citron for the Oxide Inks and for a twist I used the Ranger Silver Metallic Alcohol Ink. I was in the mood to play so even though I wasn't sure if the two types of ink could be combined and what would happen when I used water with the Oxide Inks and Alcohol Blender Solution with the Alcohol Ink, I went for it!
I know this is a weird angle but I wanted to show how the silver alcohol ink shows up.
The colors definitely do not look like the red and green inks I used. I originally was going to use the background for a Christmas project, that's why the red and green colors. It looks just like the Abandoned Coral doesn't it?
So now I have this really pretty, cool background and I can't decide what to do with it and what color to stamp, emboss, etc. I decided to use a stamp by The Ton called, Watercolor Wreath and I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink but I think because it is on glossy paper, the ink wasn't bright and crisp like it normally is so I took a chance and put some clear embossing powder on it and I liked it much better.
I wanted the star of the card to be the background so I used a Kirarina Wink silver metallic pen and traced over parts of the black embossing on the stamp so that it wouldn't look so dark. I've never done this but I like the results and I really like this pen. I added clear sequins from The Ton because I thought silver ones might be too much silver on the card.
I used Gina K Designs Black Onyx and Metallic Silver cardstocks. I just love the weight of her papers.
I hope I inspired you to branch out with your Oxide Inks and throw in another element into the mix. You might just love what you end up with and it's such a great feeling to play and actually like the result isn't it?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!