Sunday, October 17, 2010

I'm Back and With a New Technique

I'm finally back, and with a card of my own...not just a swap to post (I just looked back and I haven't had an original post since September 12th!).  I've been surfing through Splitcoast Stampers quite a bit lately and decided to try some of the techniques they have on their website, not just read them.  I love trying new techniques, it always amazes me just all we can do with a little ink and some paper.  Anyway, here is my card for today.





This card was done using bleach, and the tutorial for it is called Bleached Out Images.  No sense in me recreating the wheel, so just follow the link if you want the tutorial.

Supplies
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps:  Fast and Fabulous
Ink: Versamark
Accessories:  5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, SU Black Embossing Powder, Powder Pals, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Aqua Painter, Chlorox Bleach, SNAIL

Tips
  1. Remove all pets from the area!  I don't know about you, but I can't do anything without my cat Muzby with her nose in it!
  2. Make sure you have something under your card stock when "coloring" with the bleach, depending on how much you use it could seep through.
  3. The more bleach you apply the lighter the paper will become.
  4. You can use your heat tool to speed up the drying process.
I hope you enjoy, and always feel free to email me with questions.

8 comments:

Susan Carlson said...

I love it! I'm off to check out the SCS tutorial

Check out my blog, too : ) Just started it.

Love crafts forever said...

Hey Tammi, so glad you are back. This card are so cool. Love it.
Hugs, Nat.

Shari Winterstein said...

This is beautiful. Great job on the shading. Thanks for blessing my birthday! ;))))))

SherriC. said...

Tammy this is sooooo cute, TFS!!!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very pretty card!

Sarah said...

I have to admit, I am also guilty of reading about techniques on SCS but not actually trying them. Thanks for sharing your creation with us- it's beautiful! You did an awesome job with this technique!

CRYSTAL said...

This is so cool! I've always been afraid to try the bleaching technique, but your beautiful card makes me want to give it a whirl! :) tfs

Davina said...

Sharp card. I guess I need to check out that tutorial, too! I'm following from SC
Davina
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