Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Make It Monday #76

Hi there, Friends

It's been a long, hot, month and there is lots more summer and travel and interruptions to come.  But tonight, I am delighted to share a card with you.

Nichole Heady has another great technique to stimulate our creativity; Double-time Bleach Stamping which means that she not only uses bleach to stamp her design, but comes back and adds color over the bleached areas.  She offers three beautiful examples.  Check it out.

As for my card, I chose to use some long neglected Ocean Tides card stock.  I was delighted and amazed at the change of color when the bleach was applied.  This determined that my color combo would include Classic Kraft.  I'll detail the other supplies used at the end of the post.

I think this is the perfect technique for the dandelion image used here.  I repeated the bleach technique with two different sizes of solid circle stamps for the card base.  After thorough drying, I stamped over the larger circles with Ocean Tides ink and the smaller ones with Pinefeather.  This is definitely an unusual color combo for me, but I am quite pleased with the final result.  

I'm looking forward to hearing from you, I have certainly missed everyone during the past three weeks!

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:  All Papertrey Ink
Cardstock:  Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft
Inks:  household bleach, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather
Stampsets:  Daydreamers, Beautiful Blooms II ( medium sized solid circle only)


  1. You do such lovely work on your projects.... adorable cards.....

  2. Gorgeous, Suzanne!!
    Love the colors...
    they turned out stunning!
    And OT and PF is one of my fave Christmas color combo...
    looks so incredible together!!
    A truly gorgeous card! :)

  3. Ohhhh! How cool! This came out so pretty! It's so neat to see how each color reacts to the bleach!!

  4. Suzanne, your card is simply gorgeous! I'm thinking now, I probably didn't follow the tutorial correctly :o?

  5. What a great color combo, this came out fabulous!

  6. Welcome back, Suzanne! The bleach looks fantastic on your card! And I love how you have the smaller circle stamps around the border. Great design!

  7. Hi Suzanne ! Welcome home. Beautiful card, love the large flowers and the color. It's funny I came home Friday night and I have been so busy ..... Can't wait to get more card time in. Great job with the bleaching.

  8. This is a real stunner! I love how the Ocean Tides bleached out, and your card is just beautiful!

  9. Glad you are back ~ You are right, the dandelion image is perfect for this technique ~ Love these colors together ~ Just a beautiful card!

  10. I LOVE IT!! This is a stunning the stamps sets you used!

  11. Suzanne, this is GORGEOUS!!! Love what you've done with the technique! Just to let you know, your link is to the post before this one~

  12. Hi, Suzanne! What an absolutely gorgeous card you've created! I love how you used the technique! I tried this technique several years ago, and will have to try it again.
    -Happy crafting!

  13. Stunning card. I love the background elements against the larger foreground flowers.

  14. Wow! This is stunning! I love the colors and the stamps you chose for this technique! This is a beautiful card!