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Up Up & Away

Before I show this weeks class card I really should show what we made last week.
We did a bleach technique but instead of stamping with it we coloured instead.
Stamped the Hot Air Balloon from the Grand Tour Collection at Indigo Blue … I actually won this set from Craft Stamper Magazine … then heat embossed with black powder.

Always test a piece of your cardstock first to see how much colour will bleach out. With a small paint brush, paint the bleach over the stamped image … do not go to near the edges as it will bleed. Next dab the bleach around the edges.

Chose a darker cardstock for the tag which I then stamped all over with a script image (no embossing this time). Covered very lightly with a coating of gesso, then again dabbed the bleach around the edges.

The bleach doesn’t interfere with the stamped script, it actually takes out the colour of the cardstock allowing the script to show better. We then stamped and embossed with white powder a sentiment in the centre. Attached the balloon image to the card but left a pocket for the tag to slot into.

This made such an elegant looking man’s card, enjoy … plus I will be back later with this week’s class make.


4 Responses to “Up Up & Away”

  1. Deb Ochs-LaGrone says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for walking us through how you did that. I love it when you tell us your secrets 🙂
    A Look Through My Eyes

  2. Brenda Brown says:

    Fabulous vintage feel to this and love the technique, thanks for sharing it. Now I want to have a go lol.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. Fantastically effective technique Shirley – will try it out – thank-you for deets. Nicola x

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