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Stamping-Off Oxide Inks

Oxide Stamping Off

Hi All!

I recently discovered that Distress Oxide inks have fantastic stamping off capabilities! In my review awhile back, I was impressed with the quality of the oxide inks on kraft cardstock. So, I combined the two in this card. You’ll see that similar to Stampin’ Up! inks, Distress Oxide inks give you a new color when you stamp off (see my Stamping Off Comparison for more detail). As a result, you can easily use them in multi-step stamps.

I took the card I made for the BCRF blog hop on Monday and re-created it using the Distress Oxide inks on Crumb Cake cardstock. Here is a close-up of the stamping:

Oxide Stamping Off

I used white in between the two Oxide ink stamps for the Worn Lipstick flowers. I also have a White Ink Review if you would like to check that out.

Hope you enjoy this quick video. Have a wonderful weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Crumb Cake panel 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches 11.4 x 8.3 cm
White frame 4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.2 x 13.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Courage stamps and dies
Courage stamps and dies
SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles
Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide – Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet
Distress Oxide – Wilted Violet
Distress Oxide - Peeled Paint
Distress Oxide – Peeled Paint
Stampin' Up! White Ink
Stampin’ Up! White Ink
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape


  1. wrote on May 5th, 2017 at 6:47 am


    Those Distress Oxide Inks really look great on kraft cardstock. In fact, for this reason, I liked this card better than your previous card for the BCRF blog hop. It’s also great that you allow us to see your mistakes. It makes me realise that I’m not the only one who messes up. In recent times, you have also adopted a very philosophical attitude about your mistakes, which I hope I can start to emulate as well (smile).

  2. wrote on May 5th, 2017 at 3:33 pm


    Honestly I had not even noticed the mistake in your photo before watching the video. While I can see it now after it was pointed out, still a beautiful card as I had initially thought and thanks for sharing it. No one is perfect and while we want our efforts to be so, like Connie I appreciate your approach to mistakes. I’m trying to be more accepting of my own when I make them or more creative in how I deal with them like adding an embellishment like a few mini pearls or sequins or something. Sometimes it helps and sometimes not but it feels better to accept them than get frustrated.

  3. wrote on May 5th, 2017 at 3:48 pm


    Love the way this inks look on the Kraft card stock, I think it makes them even more vibrant.
    Beautiful design on this card Darlene, I literally gasped when you stamped the center in the wrong place.
    This would have gotten me so darn frustrated I think I would have tossed this card or just turned the paper over and stamp it again.
    Thank you for sharing, I agree with everyone here, allowing us to see your little mishaps, helps a lot when we have them, I’m afraid most times, we are our worst critics.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  4. wrote on May 5th, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love the card Darlene! I think I would have stamped those little flowers with the purple oxide ink to see if I could hide it. Just sayin…😎

    • wrote on May 5th, 2017 at 7:58 pm


      Yes, Carol Mac, that’s exactly what I’d have done too. And I might have made a bigger mess of it by fussing around. It takes real discipline to resist the urge to fiddle by stepping back to doing nothing like Darlene did. Not sure I have it in me!

  5. wrote on May 5th, 2017 at 10:27 pm


    The distress oxides really bloom on the crumb cake paper. I’m surprised by the people who talk about perfection when making a mistake on a card. I would think that stressfulness would take the fun out of creating. Maybe because I’m older I couldn’t care less about a mistake. I tell my students, as I told my own children long ago, that it’s not the mistake that matters….it’s what you do about it. Some of my most interesting cards came from “correcting” a mistake.

    • wrote on May 6th, 2017 at 2:11 am


      A schoolteacher told in primary school told my class that a mistake is not a mistake if you learn from it. These words of wisdom have stayed with me down through the years and I even have passed them on to others. I agree with you that some mistakes we make on a card prove to be its making in the end!

  6. wrote on May 6th, 2017 at 4:53 am


    Beautiful card. I like the simplicity of it.

  7. wrote on May 6th, 2017 at 8:13 am


    We the creators of the cards are so pedantic about every detail whilst most recipients are so pleased to receive a lovely “handmade” card. The card is very pretty Darlene. I think I am getting closer to buying some of these Distress Oxide inks!!!

    • wrote on May 6th, 2017 at 9:59 pm


      Glenis, you just must buy Distress Oxide Inks. I started out with 5 and now have got them all! They are so much fun to use.

  8. wrote on May 6th, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Jenny Chilton

    I love how you used thr Whisper White Craft ink. It really does make the flowers pop. This is a very quick and easy card but very effective. The mistake is hardly noticeable. I’m glad for some of my mistakes because sometimes I get new ideas from them. Thanks Darlene.

  9. wrote on May 6th, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    A friend of mine who hand marbles paper gives me his mistake paper or he will throw it out. It’s so hard to see the mistakes and I usually cover it up with another piece of card stock anyway. Why would you throw away something so beautiful? If you didn’t point out your mistake I never would have known there was one. I love how colorful the card is. Pink and purple go so well together. What a great card!

  10. wrote on May 11th, 2017 at 11:08 am


    Darlene, that card is beautiful. When you picked up the stamp and paused, I pictured a little thought bubble at the top with symbols denoting verbal frustration…*%@! Hehe…

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