Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bleached and "Scorched!"

I have two cards to share with you today – both using the same stamp and the same technique.

I like using bleach, but I don’t do it very often. I was trying to come up with a card for my dad – not really all that easy! I thought using bleach on the oak tree from Stampin’ Up!’s set Lovely as a Tree might be a good idea. Using bleach on colored paper gives so many different results – you never know what color you will end up with! However, the two colors I chose – Close to Cocoa and Gable Green – both turned white. How boring! So, I remembered what happened a long time ago when I overheated the bleach – it sort of scorched. I used my heat gun on the bleached images until they started turning brown. I really like the results.

The first card is the one for my dad. The background paper is from a Die Cuts With a View Summer Matstack. I mounted my image on Close to Cocoa. The sentiment is from Stampendous. I stamped it with Versamark and Chocolate Chip ink an embossed it with clear embossing powder and mounted it on Close to Cocoa. The leaves are punched with a Tonic punch from Green Gable and sponged with Close to Cocoa. The edges of the image are also sponged with Close to Cocoa. The three leaves on the right are mounted with Pop Dot pieces.
For the second card, I matted the image with Creamy Caramel. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Mixed Messages, stamped with Close to Cocoa ink. The lines are scored with my Scor-Pal.

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Anne said...

LOVE your use of the Tonic leaf punch, Lynette. It looks vaguely familiar?!

LOVE the simplicity and use of the Scor-Pal on this one!

{L & H}
-A. :)

PS... Congratulations on your guest designership! {wink}

Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

WOW gorgeous!!! Great tip too! Going to have to try that!