Distress Oxide Ink Blending with CHEAP Make-up Brushes and Unity Stamps

Hello, friends! Welcome to another card making video tutorial. Today I’m showing you how to do super smooth Distress Oxide Ink Blending with cheap make-up brushes and an adorable stamp set from Unity Stamp Company.

First, I stamped the adorable cake image from the Happy Birthday Stamp Set from Unity Stamp Company with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also stamped and heat embossed a speech bubble from the Stackable Cuties Stamp Set from Mama Elephant. I didn’t heat emboss the cake until I finished Copic Coloring since embossing powder damages your alcohol markers. So make sure not to heat emboss your images before coloring them!

Distress Oxide Ink Blending with CHEAP Make-up Brushes and Unity Stamps

After covering up the colored cake with masking paper, I used six colors of Distress Oxide Ink to create a colorful background: Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac. I also used the Medium Dots Stencil from Simon Says Stamp to add some polkadots to this background using the same colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I just applied them a little bit heavier to create contrast.

Distress Oxide Ink Blending with CHEAP Make-up Brushes and Unity Stamps

The brushes I used to do the ink blending are LIFE CHANGING! 😍 Lately I’ve been seeing these brushes in almost every single card making video tutorial so of course I had to give them a shot. I used super cheap, inexpensive make-up brushes from a Belgian shop called Action. I think I’ll be planning another visit to that shop soon to stock up on even more of these brushes since I love them so much! πŸ˜„

Finally, I adhered color coordinated sequins and added sparkly dots with Tonic Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops. I also used a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen and a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze for extra shine and dimension.

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you soon! πŸ’•

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  1. Great card! I too purchased a cheap set of cosmetic brushes (from Amazon) when the Life Changing first came out (too expensive for me), and they work brilliantly.

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