Monday, September 23, 2013

Bleached Fine Feathers

Happy start to the week!

I had an extremely productive weekend of card making!  I feel a little more caught up than I did a couple weeks ago and can't wait to share what I've been up to.  I even managed to film 3 technique videos!  Now to just begin the editing process...

Today's card features a bleaching technique I taught at this month's card class.  It's such a simple technique and the best part is that the outcome changes depending on what color cardstock you use; sometimes even the same color of cardstock can end up with many color variations depending on how much bleach is applied.  If you aren't familiar with the process its as simple as 1-2-3.  Fold a piece of paper towel into a square and place inside a glass baking dish.  Moisten the towel (do not soak the towel) with household bleach.  Use this wet paper towel as your ink pad - lightly press the stamp into the towel and stamp on colored cardstock.  For a stamped off look continue stamping without "re-inking".  It creates a soft, pretty effect.


Stamp sets: Fine Feathers, Wetlands
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Household Bleach, paper towel, Markers, Basic Rhinestones, Large Oval punch, Antique Brads, Lucky Limenade ruffled ribbon (retired), Dazzling Diamonds, Two way glue pen, Tombow glue, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, paper snips

The feathers were stamped onto Whisper White cardstock before being cut out with paper snips.  The multi-colored look of the feathers is achieved by coloring various areas of the stamp with markers before stamping.  Once stamped and cut out I used a two way glue pen before sprinkling with Dazzling Diamonds - it looks so much prettier in real life than what the camera can capture!  As a final touch I added a rhinestone into the center of the feather for a little more sparkle.

If you follow my blog you will have seen that a few posts back I did a Mickey and Minnie Mouse shoe card. A few of you asked if I had a template and I'm happy to report that I have added one for each into my tutorial store (click on the tab at the top of my page) today if you are interested in re-creating either of these cards for yourself!  They also come with a step by step picture tutorial on assembling each card along with a few tips and hints.

Have a wonderful day!  Until next time...
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