Unisex cards using Oxide Inks

The Crafter's Workshop

Hi everyone, today I’m on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with this fun set of unisex cards. In my opinion the colours and designs on today’s cards are neutral and therefore suitable for men and women equally! So, let’s get started!


The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.


Step 1:

I started my cards by die cutting square panels from some watercolour card stock. Then I liberality applied Distress Oxide Inks, in the colours “Seedless Preserves“ (on one panel) and “Peeled Paint“ (on the other panel) using a foam applicator tool. When done I placed a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Magic Ladder“ (TCW756) over these panels and gently dabbed with a (not to moist) baby wipe on the open area’s of the stencil (the moisture will react with the oxide inks and the panel will partially discolour).

Step 2:

Then I applied some The Crafter’s Workshop Metallic Modeling Paste over parts of the stencil using a palette knife, on the green panel I used a more heavy hand then on the purple panel, see what you like best! On the green panel I used the colour “Sterling Silver“ and on the purple panel I used “Champagne Gold“.

Step 3:

To create another fun element for my cards I cut two strips from the same watercolour paper as I used before. On these strips I also applied the same colours of Distress Oxide Inks. For the purple card I choose the green strip and applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Copper Penny“ Metallic Modeling Paste over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Alphabetica“ using a palette knife. This Copper Penny colour is my absolute favourite of the new line of Metallic Modeling Pastes! But really, they all are gorgeous and it just depends on what colour you combine them with!

For the green panel I choose the purple strip and I applied the Champagne Gold Metallic Modeling Paste that I used before over the same Alphabetica stencil.

When the modeling paste had dried I splattered some water droplets on the strips and dabbed dry with a paper towel (to create a bit more of distressed effect that goes well with the square panel).

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Step 4:

Now I create the final elements for my cards and then I can put my cards together: I adhered the square panels and the strips on grey and black card stock mats and I stamped one of the sentiments from a Lili of the Valley stamp set called “Sentiments-Trio“ on matching crème card stock using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and fussy cutting out the circle shapes, matting them on grey/black card stock as well.

To put my project together I wrapped the strips around the square panels and adhered on the back using regular tape. Then I can adhere these combined panels to a crème coloured card base and finish the card by putting the sentiment on top.

TCW Metallic Modeling Pastes

TCW Alphabetica / Magic Ladder stencil

And that’s it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!

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