Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Hello Card...And Some Bleach

CREATE Magazine has a weekly competition, and I decided to give it a try. The challenge this week is to use these colors:

I decided to try something different, and I ended up using bleach on my card. What do you think?

You are probably wondering where is the bleach, right?

I made this card with light grey cardstock which I ran through my Big Shot using an embossing folder. Then I took a Q-tip dipped in bleach and outlined the embossed shape. It turned white(ish), which allowed me to color in the flowers and stems with the aqua (flowers) and chartreuse (stems and leaves). I glittered the corner and added the pearl brad and ribbon (which I stamped with hello in grey ink).

Here's another angle that shows the embossing a little better:

I know this card really doesn't look like I used bleach. But, trust me...I have the after-effects of the fumes to prove it, lol. :-)

It felt great to make a card has been a long time. And I really liked the effect of the bleach...on the card. I think I may try it again, but next time I'll be sure to do it in a well-ventilated spot or wear a mask or something.

Happy stamping!


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