Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bleached Peony

 When my niece got married last August I purchased this stamp to use on the front of her wedding handouts. Since then I have been thinking of some ways to use it on a card.  Splitcoaststampers did a tutorial on bleaching  not long ago, a technique I haven't done in at least 5 years.  When I did last try it all I did was bleach an image out on my paper.  This time I wanted to try and not only bleach my image BUT color it with Copics.
     While I am happy with how this card turned out, it has many imperfections.....that said I can't wait to make another and see if I can improve.  Using some kraft cardstock I stamped the image and then embossed it with clear powder.  Using an old paintbrush I applied my bleach.  There are areas where I applied too little, they didn't bleach out quite as much as other areas.  Coloring with Copics on this surface was a challenge, you can't really blend them as well - and you certainly want to make sure the paper is good and dry from the bleaching before you use them.  This is however, a flower, and not expected to look perfect.  I had really wanted to add some vines or leaves around the cut out image but the card is already a large square and it just seemed to look too busy.

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Materials used:  Stampendous Peony Stamp, Ribon, DCWV Mango Frost Matstack, Make an Impression Sentiment

Challenges:  Stampin Sisters in Christ, 4 Crafty Chicks Flowers, Papertake Weekly Anything Goes, Whimsy Stamps Ribbon, Divas by Design Anything Goes and Blog Hop


  1. Simply beautiful card Sherry, love the image and spring colours. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps this week, good luck with the challenge x

  2. So beautiful Sherry, love the image...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  3. Thanks for playing with the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge of flowers this week.

    Gorgeous card, love the effect you've achieved using both bleach and then copics.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer @ 4CCC

  4. Super Cute. I have not tried Bleached but love the effect.

    We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

    We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
    Best of Luck Always,

    Hugs from DT Member For Whimsy Stamps Tammy Ortiz

  5. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "Flowers" challenge!

  6. How pretty. I never had any luck with bleaching. I'm glad you did. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' sisters in Christ Challenge.

  7. What a lovely card! Thank you for sharing at Papertake Weekly and good luck with the challenge. Judy GDT x

  8. Wow, that is a really awesome technique- it came out beautifully! Thanks for sharing with 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
    Heather P, Guest DT


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