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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Maria Spotlights Geometric Shapes

Hello STAMPlorations friends! I'm still playing around with Distress Oxides, today in combination with Distress Inks. And inspiration from Pinterest!

There's nothing tricky about this, but I thought I'd share my starting point and then, step by step how I created the design. Ready?

Gathered my supplies. Retro Mod Shapes, Birthday Word die, distress oxides and inks, cardstock and my phone with an inspiration from Pinterest on it. I veered a bit from the inspiration since I was stamping with smaller sized geometric shapes. For the same reason I didn't use the alpha stamps to spell "happy" on some of the shapes, similar to the inspiration, like I had originally planned.

I first pressed Cracked Pistachio and Forest Moss inks directly to CS, two of each to anchor the design.

Stamped 2 + 1 circles with Iced Spruce oxide.

Stamped 2 + 1 rectangles with Broken China oxide.

Stamped 2 + 1 squares (angled) with Cracked Pistachio oxide.

Stamped 2 + 1 circles with Broken China oxide to bring in more blue.

Stamped 2 + 1 rectangles with Cracked Pistachio ink.

Stamped 2 + 1 squares with Iced Spruce oxide.

Stamped 2 + 1 circles with Broken China oxide to bring in even more blue.

To finish it off I die cut "Birthday" from the panel and adhered it to a gray cardbase. A secondary sentiment from Christmas Cookies heat embossed onto a snippet completed my card.

I really like how the inks and oxides play together - the inks have a degree of transparency, the oxides are opaque. Watch for the debut of that die cut "birthday" in my next Spotlight post!

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