My Favorite Distress Oxide Inks

Hello there my crafty friends and welcome! Today I wanted to share with you my favorite Distress Oxide colors from the whole range. I picked my favorite color from each color family, which was very hard to do because I love them all so much! To check out the full range yourself follow this link to the Simon Says Stamp website, which is where I got all of mine from. I don’t have many colored inks except for the Distress Oxides- I own every single one. I pre-ordered all of them as they came out and I’m so glad I did. The techniques you can do with them are amazing and the fact that you can stamp with them, unlike the regular Distress Inks, is just brilliant. I’m going to go in rainbow order. For those who don’t know that’s ROYGBIV: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. I omit the indigo color when I do a rainbow as do many others.

These are my first three favorite inks. I know pinks are in the red family but I HAD to pick a pink to go in this list and I picked Victorian Velvet. It’s this really nice dusty mauvey pink color that is stunning. I then chose Candied Apple which is a staple in my collection. This is my second pad because my first one got messed up and I couldn’t get a new one soon enough. It is bright and vibrant and a true red not leaning too blue or too orange. Speaking of orange, I chose Carved Pumpkin to represent the orange family. I love this one most because of how vibrant and pigmented it is. It is fabulous for doing sunrise scenes on my cards and it’s PERFECT for Halloween!

My favorite yellow used to be Squeezed Lemonade until I found Mustard Seed. It’s not super neon yellow but it packs a pigmented punch when blended or stamped on to a a card. In a way, I would say that it is a very rich yellow. My hands down favorite green is Mowed Lawn. I first had this as a Distress Ink so when it came out in Distress Oxide form I HAD to have it. I don’t know how to describe it in a way that would do it justice. As you can see above it is a brighter green but not so bright that it hurts your eyes. I, obviously, use it a lot as grass and hills. My favorite blue has been my favorite since it was the first Distress anything that I bought. I’m talking about Mermaid Lagoon. This is a richly pigmented ink that isn’t too dark or two light- it’s right in the middle. I love using this for the sky with my MFT cloud stencil because it looks like a crystal clear sky. It’s also nice and bright and cheery. New drinking game, take a sip of water every time I say ‘bright’, lol!

Down to the last three! First off the purple and my choice is Seedless Preserves. I like how it has a bit of a pink undertone and isn’t too cool as so many purples can be. It’s a rich, deeper color but it blends with other colors nicely to make backgrounds and gradients. For brown I picked Gathered Twigs. This is a warmer tone brown but it’s not overwhelmingly warm either. It’s great for edging my cards or making a neutral background. In the grey/black area, I chose Hickory Smoke. This is a mid-toned grey that is more neutral in tone. It goes on nicely and doesn’t overpower whatever else you have on your card as many greys and blacks can.

There you go! My favorite Distress Oxide inks in rainbow order. What are some of your favorite Distress Oxide or Distress Ink colors? These products are great for techniques but they also stamp nicely unlike the original Distress Inks. They look great on kraft cardstock, it makes them look like they’re glowing. I hope you enjoyed today’s post! If you did, please consider following/subscribing here and on Instagram under the CardstockQueen name. I post here every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11AM PST. I hope to see you back next week! Until then, keep creating! XOXO

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