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Bleached Flowers

June 22nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

Bleached Flowers

A tall and skinny card is what Beate’s sketch challenge called for this weekend. In Beate’s honor, I decided to use Chocolate Chip for my 3″ x 6″ card base and Afternoon Tea Designer Series paper for the background. I stamped the Fresh Cuts image in Craft ink on Soft Sky card stock and embossed it with clear powder. Then I took a small watercolor brush dipped in bleach and “colored in” the flowers. When the bleach dried, the flowers looked almost white.

The Thinking of You sentiment was first stamped in Classic Chocolate Chip ink on textured Whisper White card stock and punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. I stamped it again on Soft Sky card stock and punched out the inside 1/2″ circle. These circles were layered onto the 1-1/4″ Soft Sky mat, which fits perfectly on the 1-1/2″ aluminum metal edge tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Circle of Friendship, Fresh Cuts
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Textured Whisper White, Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper
Ink: Craft Chocoloate Chip, Classic Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Aluminum Circle Metal Edge Tag, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Soft Sky Double-Stitched Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Poly-Twill Ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Watercolor Brush, Bleach

Tags: simply delicious

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Silvia Mabie // Jun 22, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Vera, what a sweet blog you have! I just found you on the splitcoast new blog forum…nice to see your work, hope to catch up with you soon…how would I get on your swap list?


  • 2 ~amy~ // Jun 23, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Such a FABulous tall & skinny card!

  • 3 Kay Kalthoff // Jun 23, 2008 at 7:00 am

    BEAUTIFUL card!! I love the way you used the bleach on this card. GREAT idea!!

  • 4 Pat (mspfd) // Jun 23, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Vera, This is absolutely beautiful. Love the bleached blossoms!

  • 5 Carolina // Jun 23, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    What a great idea to use this set for a long card…so pretty and very creative – Love It!

  • 6 LeAnne // Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Beautiful card! I love these colors together, and all the details you’ve added make it extra-special!

  • 7 jackie // Jul 4, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    This is just beautiful, Vera! Love the layout!!

  • 8 Sari Hänninen // Nov 1, 2008 at 4:35 am

    I just love this card! So elegantly made with the stripes and the text – just marvellous!