Thursday, February 18, 2016

Freshly Made with Bleach



Bleach is a fun element to add to rubber stamping, but the results are often unexpected.  The key: try it out ahead of time.  When I made this card for Freshly Made Sketches 224, I liked the look of Stampin' Up's Pleasant Poppies, but thought that bleaching them out would be even better.  Bleach turned the Lost Lagoon cardstock pale pink.  That discovery necessitated a change in the "accent" piece between the top layer and the base card.  The "hip hello" die is from PoppyStamps. Dry embossing the top layer adds just a little texture.  The printed mini clothespin is from Stampin' Up. 


7 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Totally wonderful, love how you have done this. Beautiful card

Lisa Gordon said...

I LOVE this one!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Gorgeous card and such a clever technique. Karen x

Leslie Miller said...

I haven't bleached in ages! Don't even have any in the house. What a great look, though. Gives me ideas, but still too many more ideas than time, sigh.

Tish said...

Hi, Evelyn, I am in love....love what you did with paper. Usually I bleach after inking up or embossing or whatever...never thought of doing this on blue paper, bleach, and then add the embossing folder. this definitely will be in one of my classes soon.
Thanks for ideas.
Tish

Kim S said...

You've just gotten me totally excited to try using bleach - what a fabulous look!! I do love white (or pale pink!) on colored background but I've always used die cuts or embossing powder. LOVE your field of poppies on the main panel. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cindy Hall said...

You did a really wonderful job with the bleaching technique. I love that clothespin, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!