Distress Oxide Inks with Stencils

Okay, so I know I'm a little late to the game because Distress Oxide Inks have been out for a few months. But I finally got my hands on a few of them to see what the big deal was. I mean, I have a dozen pads of Distress Inks that have been doing just fine, so I was wondering if I really needed to cave and switch to Distress Oxide Inks. (Especially since these only come in full size pads instead of minis, which I love)

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Well, short answer - YES. 

This ink is AMAZING! It is a blend between dye and pigment ink, which makes it super creamy and it blends like a dream. It stays wet on the paper for a little bit after you apply it - just long enough for you to blend it out. No more of those lines I always seemed to get with normal distress inks, no matter how lightly I tried to ink! Just smooth, buttery yumminess ;)

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Right now I only have a few colors, so this was just a first test run for me (Peacock Feathers shown on blue cardstock in the card above). But you can be sure that they will be used on many future cards.

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One thing I really like is that it is easier to blend very different colors together. Look how nicely the Cracked Pistachio blends into the Fossilized Amber on this card to make it look like there is a third shade in there!

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For both of these cards I used this Simon Says Stamp Stencil, which is just absolutely gorgeous. I've already used it on half a dozen cards, and I love that you can use stencils over and over again and get different looks and styles each time.

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Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoyed this quick look at the projects I made with these new inks. Have you tried Distress Oxide Inks yet? What is your favorite thing you like to use them for?