Monday, March 21, 2011

Bleached Out Images technique

I just love using regular, every day household items in my cardmaking! It's like finding a new and fun use for something that typically not so fun to use. I mean really...just how many of us ENJOY doing laundry!?!?! But, now I can go into my laundry room and get some bleach and do something fun with it! (grin) Anyway, this technique is really pretty simple. You stamp your image using VersaMark. Then, I used clear embossing powder so that the dark red of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock would show through the embossing powder. The only "trick" to this technique is getting the bleach on evenly. You can see that I didn't do such a good job of that on my card! I used multiple "layers" of bleach letting the bleach dry between each application in an effort to get the bleaching even. I assume you could just keep going until your cardstock was bleached to your liking. Then, you let it air dry or use your heat tool to dry the bleach. I then cut out the rose and finished my card! Quite easy really! Here is a list of the products I used to make this card.

Stamp sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Silhouette Sentiments

Cardstock/paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Botanical Gazette DSP

Ink: VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler

Other: bleach, water color brush, stick-on gems, Stampin' Dimensionals, clear embossing powder, heat tool, 3/4" X 15/16" Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Ticket Corner punch, sponge

All products (except stick-on gems, bleach & water color brush) made by/sold by Stampin' Up!


  1. Very cool technique, girlfriend. I like the variegated look with uneven bleaching. So you did good. Thanks for sharing another fun technique.

  2. I am keeping notes on all the techniques, if I ever get time to try them out! All of your cards are lovely - just need the time. I've been by, but haven't taken time much of lately to leave comments anywhere. Hopefully, soon, I'll have some extra time. Take care!


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