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.


Tammy Q Howell said...

My favorite is the Creamy Caramel #1. I am going to miss that color. Beautiful cards.

Ret said...

I have to say, I also like the Creamy Caramel #1 the best. It really came out pretty with the bleach. They all look really nice!!

kimberly said...

Yep - please put me down for the Creamy Caramel too (Sample #1)
I love the softer look of this one and the barely banana ribbon. So lovely.
I too will miss Creamy Caramel from our color palatte.

Kerin said...

WOW!! I love that you used the bleaching technique with that stamp!! I've picked it up several times but haven't tackled coloring the whole thing yet! Beautiful!

Selene Kempton said...

I love the first one! (although I like them all). I love your technique... Just beautiful cards!

Christine said...

Wow! These are stunning! I love them all! I'm actually going to do this technique next month with my stamper's group and I thinnk I'm going to have to use this set!

Stampin' Hugs and Wishes!

Wendy Hawkinson said...

#1 :) They are all beautiful though! Well done.

~Wendy Hawkinson

Teri said...

#1 is my fave.

Bonita said...

definitely like the first one best. Seems to coordinate the best of all three. Love your work.

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