Sunday, August 26, 2012

Highlights with Bleach

I came across the cutest card in my stash.  It had this wonderful zebra image from the stamp set "Zoo Review" that had the stripes bleached out.  I loved the look of the black and white card with just a little color in the middle. So I looked through my stamp collection and pulled out "Crosses of Hope".

The main image is embossed with Black Embossing Powder.  I then took a small paint brush and lightly brushed on some bleach.  Each color of cardstock will react differently to the bleach.  Sometimes it turns a lighter shade, sometimes it turns close to white and other times it turns a completely different color shade.  I suggest testing a small scrap before doing this on your project.

I also dressed up the inside of the card with the same cross and sentiment from the stamp set.  This would be a wonderful card for any number of religious occasions.

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Stamps:  Crosses of Hope (WM#117136, CM#120567, Digital #129595)
Colors: Basic Black, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder (#109133), Heat Tool (#129053), Versamark Ink Pad (#102283), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (#119275) 

Crosses of Hope (WM#117136, CM#120567, Digital #129595)
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (#119275) 
Heat Tool (#129053)
Original stamp set mentioned above--Zoo Review (WM#122197, CM#122199)


Yapha said...

Wow! Bleaching around the image lends an amazing look! What a great idea!

Paula said...

Love that technique with this stamp set. Gorgeous card.

Mickey Roberts said...

The bleaching gives the cross a glow, doesn't it. Very cool! Thanks for the technique reminder!