Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Meadow At Sunset Bleached Card

Hi there, Crafty Friends.  I am back with more details about my favorite bleached card I made for yesterday’s blog hop.   I call this one “Meadow At Sunset”.

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To start off, I used different colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink and sponged it onto a piece of cardstock making sure to blend one color into the other.  I wanted to give the appearance of a field with a beautiful sunset sky above.  I don’t know about you, but I love it when the sky has that pretty pink glow in the evening just before the sun goes down.  Once I was happy with how it looked, I poured some bleach onto several pieces of paper towel which I had folded up to use as a make-shift ink pad.  I used enough bleach to saturate the paper towel but not so much that it wouldn’t be able to absorb it all.

stamp set exampleThe stamp set I used is Inkadinkado’s “Meadows” set.  I mounted the stamp (bottom stamp in picture) on a block and tapped it onto the bleach “ink pad”.  I held the stamp to the paper for about 30-seconds to make sure I would get a good impression.  I tapped my stamp onto the bleach “ink pad” again and stamped a second time just in case it needed that little bit more.  I let that dry for about 3-minutes before stamping the tall grass with Versafine Onyx Black ink. 

I used the stamp-off technique when stamping the other stamps onto my cardstock so that they would look more faded. The stamp-off technique is when you stamp once off the paper before stamping the image onto the card.

sparkle butterfly

I added a little sparkle to the butterfly and wrapped some twine around the card a few times before adhering it to the card base.  I haven’t added a sentiment to this card yet because I’m not sure what occasion I might use it for in the future.

Hopefully, you enjoyed this and it has inspired you to create a bleached card of your own. 

Before you go, don’t forget to check out my TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE post if you haven’t already done so and be sure to make a comment for your chance to win our fabulous prize this month. 

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with another card.


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