At last months stamp club meeting, one of our members revisited a bleaching technique. You emboss the image in clear EB on dark card stock, then bleach out the open areas. The embossed area retains the darkness of the card stock. After a few attempts, you will realize that some cardstock will bleach lighter than others. My SU cardstock lightened up very little. This card stock from Paperbilities was the same – I had to use 3 coats of bleach before I acheived this result.
(All stamps SU, green galore, brilliant blue and versamark inks)
March 20, 2007 at 2:18 pm
I made this card for my stamping friend Cindy, whose birthday is later this week. (Cindy I hope you don’t see this before we get together on Thursday – but if so – Happy Birthday!).
(blogger upload issue has been resolved!!)
The stamps are SU’s Happy Harmony, the background paper is Basic Grey the blue background is DCWV from the Spring Matstack. You can’t tell from the picture, but the blue has a canvas look to it.
March 19, 2007 at 6:09 pm
I’ve not been able to upload any photos…blogger says the problem has been resolved, but I still can’t upload!!
March 19, 2007 at 4:04 pm
Here are a couple of ATC’s that I did some time ago. I like doing these, because you can usually use your scraps to make them. I’ve traded these in the past, but was at a loss of what to do with the ones I received. I’ve included several in my scrapbook pages and some I’ve used in my journals to brighten up the pages a bit. What do you do with yours?
(Palm ATC: stamps by Art Impressions, SU, Limited Edition and Wordsworth, decorative scissors, marvy markers, watercolor and teal paper; Martini ATC: stamps I think are from Rubbernecker, marvy markers, white and red paper)
March 11, 2007 at 4:31 pm
Several years ago, Orvil and I were on a road trip and ended up on a section of Route 66 – somewhere in Arizona I think. We stopped several times at various cute and quirky shops along the way. At one of them I found this corvette stamp, just sitting by itself on a shelf (waiting for me to come along?)…there is no stamp company name on the stamp. I used it once on a scrapbook page and then just put it back in the drawer where it sat for a long time. Orvil tells me our neighbors birthday is this week and I wanted to create a card for him – he is always talking about how he is going to get a red corvette. So while going through my stamps I came across this one and voila!!
(Oval and circle shapes from sizziz, gelly roll white pen, JoAnn’s ribbon, black, white and red paper, stripes made from a plaid maker stamp from Alias, Smith and Rowe, black staz on and candy apple red radiant pearls)
March 6, 2007 at 5:37 pm
Sometimes you just need to make a quick card and you don’t have time or energy to think about it. Maybe you are pressed for time, or maybe you just need to make something and your creative juices have stalled. I needed a card for my sister-in-law, but being busy with other projects have left me a bit drained from an artistic viewpoint. She is an avid gardner, so this card is perfect for her. For those of you who like Art Impressions stamps, you know that this is not an original project….but it works for me today!!
(greeting from Katiebug, all other stamps Art Impressions, paper is Fabriano, old olive and white)
March 5, 2007 at 5:44 pm
Stamps from Stampin Up, paper by Basic Grey, ink from Le Plume (Pink), Ancient Page(Sage), and SU (Apricot)
I just love the Basic Grey papers!! Usually I hoard the stuff, but I am trying to free myself from this and actually USE the supplies I have. Go ahead – give yourself permission to use all the pretty paper and embellishments that you have purchased!! You will find yourself creating beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, etc. You will not regret it – there are always new products and supplies showing up in the stores to buy. Let me know if you have any particular supply item that you like to buy, but somehow don’t want to use….
March 1, 2007 at 6:35 pm