The Distress Oxides I used are squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio, candied apple, picked raspberry & broken china. The colors look a lot softer using the oxides compared to the regular Distress Inks. I did apply Distress Glaze which removes the somewhat cloudy look the oxides give. I die cut SSS Painted Happy Birthday from the center of the panel & attached it to a white card. Kind of hard to tell in the picture that the letters are cut out of the panel, not glued on top of it. In real life using the negative space is a great change up from the usual. For a bit more interest, I cut a couple thin strips to add above & below the focal point. Pico Embellisher clear drops finish it off. Here's a close up of the inspiration photo so you can see more detail.
Allsorts, SSS Flickr 124 & SSS Wednesday.
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