Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
From laundry, to disinfectant, to fashion, bleach is a staple in many households; but did you know you can use bleach in your card making and paper crafting? Yup, from stamping, to painting, and several techniques in between, we’re going to share our experiments with you. And if you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
- January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing
- February-So Sketchy
- March-no hop this month
- April-Stamp Set Showdown
- May-World of Watercolor
- June-Basic Card Folds
Our amazing sponsor this month is Debbie Bonczek of Close to My Heart.
And the awesome prize this month is:
We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, July 23, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday the 23rd to see if you are the lucky winner.
You should have arrived here from the my friend Claudia’s blog. If you’re visiting here first, you might want to start at the Claudia’s so you don’t miss out on increasing your chance of winning by commenting on each blog.
Now to my projects:
For my first card, I used the Bloom with Hope stamp by Stampin’ Up on Early Espresso card stock. I stamped with Tsukineko’s VersaFink Ink in Onyx Black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I applied bleach inside the embossed lines.
Next, I used the Artistically Asian set by Stampin’ Up. Here I used a bleach soaked paper towel as my stamp pad and then stamped directly on the Real Red card stock.
Back to heat embossing again, this time on Brushed Silver card stock. I brushed the bleach on the snowman and all the areas colored in red, green and orange. I really didn’t have to bleach the areas I was going to color, but the color showed up better because of it.
Aside from the Brushed Silver card stock, every color card stock to which I applied bleach turned yellow. I don’t know if that’s peculiar to Stampin’ Up or if all papers react that way; but I plan to never work with bleach again, so I will never know.
In the following weeks I hope to share more details for each card, but for now you’re off to visit with the talented Wilma’s blog.
I hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost: