Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bleaching technique - Elements of Style - 3 cards

Tonight, I wanted to do a technique I haven't done in a long time - bleaching.  I made 3 cards - using different coloured card stock- but staying in the brown tones.  I had already tried bleaching the black cardstock, and it wouldn't bleach.
In all 3 cards, I used the Elements of Style Stamp set, and embossed the image with black embossing powder. Although I changed the second layer, the designer paper remained the same - Sweet Pea. I used ordinary household bleach and a small paint brush to apply the bleach directly on the image.  In some instances I applied a second  coat of bleach to provide greater contrast.

Number 1:
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Kraft, Soft Suede, Basic Black
Other:  Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, mat pack and pricking tool, 1/2 pearls from Pretties kit, stampin dimensionals

Number 2:
Cardstock:  Basic brown, Basic black, So Saffron
Other:  Brown satin ribbon, black brads, stampin dimensionals, Square lattice embossing folder

Number 3
Cardstock: Soft suede, basic black, So Saffron
Other:  Black satin ribbon, 3 flower punch, Finial press embossing folder, brads, Corner punch, stampin dimensionals

Help me decide which card you like best.
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