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Bleached Elements

I’m having a lovely day today although the weather is not as good today as the beautiful day we had yesterday.  I took my middle 2 girls to the movies this morning and saw X-Men: First Class which we all enjoyed and have then come home to create again.

I’ve gone with another challenge for this card I’m going to share with you. This time it’s a colour challenge from Cards & Things Challenges.

Here are the colours for this week’s challenge #81.

I was a little stuck with what to do with these colours but I pulled out my Elements of Style Stamp set, some embossing supplies and my bleach and had a play.

I’m still unsure on this card but the more I look at it the more it’s growing on me.

I’ve stamped and embossed in clear the flower image from Elements of Style onto the Peach Parfait cardstock and then bleached the image using an Aqua Painter filled with bleach. It’s been ages since I’ve played with bleach but Kirsty Brown wowed us at Convention with it so I thought I’d have a go.

Stamp sets: Elements of Style
Card: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Till next time….

Fresh Cuts for you…..

When the Fresh Cuts stamp set and matching cards came out in the US I loved them. I was so happy to see they finally made it to Australia. I haven’t had as much time to play with my new goodies as I would have liked but now that it’s school holidays I’m hoping to have a little more time to play.

This card I’m sharing with you today was another I made about a week or so ago and hadn’t managed to edit the photo so I could share. It’s done now so here it is.

For You 1 The colour combination for this one was taken from the SU Color Combos site. I knew I wanted to use Pacific Point and Whisper White so I selected those 2 colours, hit search and then selected from the combinations. I chose the one with Whisper White, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Basic Gray.

I’ve stamped the Fresh Cuts collage image in Versamark onto Pacific Point cardstock and embossed in White. This was then layered behind the card. Next I stamped the small flower in Baja Breeze ink onto Baja Breeze cardstock and added a clear rhinestone brad to the centre. I then did some tearing down the right hand front side of the Fresh Cuts card, just enough to show the Baja Breeze cardstock. I’ve then added some Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon and stamped the ‘for you’ in Basic Gray ink.

Emerging Colour 2

This time I used Fabulous Flowers and brighter colours too.

To make my Emerging Colour piece I’ve started out again with an A6 piece of Whisper White card. I have randomly stamped the smaller flower images from Fabulous Flowers in Pixie Pink, Lavender Lace, Pretty In Pink and Old Olive over the Whisper White card. These colour where taken from the Colour Coach. Allow to dry. Once dry I have rubbed the piece with and Embossing Buddy.

Next I inked the large flower using Versamark and stamped onto the Whisper White piece, sprinkled clear embossing powder over the top, removed the excess and heated with a heat gun. Once cooled, I inked my brayer with Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink and brayered over the top until happy with the colour. Allow to dry. Using a tissue remove ink from embossed flower.

Using the large swirl image from Priceless and Night of Navy Classic Ink, I randomly stamped over cardstock. Again I used a tissue to remove any ink from embossed flower.

Fabulous Flowers - Emerging Colour To make the completed card I started with an A5 piece of Elegant Eggplant and folded in half using a bone folder to give a crisp fold.

Using the large swirl image from Priceless and Pixie Pink ink I have randomly stamped over a 144mm x 101mm piece of Pixie Pink cardstock. Using the slot punch I’ve created inverted corners on the  Pixie Pink cardstock and then layered onto main card.

I’ve trimmed my Emerging Colour piece to 85mm x 80mm utilising most of my main image. Using the slot punch I have created inverted corners again. This has then been layered onto a 88mm x 83mm piece of So Saffron cardstock and adhered to card as shown.

Next I inked the Dare to be Fabulous stamp in Elegant Eggplant and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. This was trimmed down to 75mm x 30mm and corners were punch with the slot punch. I have then layered this onto a 78mm x 33mm piece of Old Olive and adhered to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I then stamped 2 of the smaller flowers on scrap Whisper White card using Lavender Lace & Pretty In Pink inkpads. These have been cut out and Rhinestone brads have been added to the centres. The Lavender Lace flower has been adhered using Mini Glue Dots and the Pretty In Pink using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So what do you think?


Stamp sets: Fabulous Flowers, Priceless
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Pixie Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Pixie Pink, Lavender Lace, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Accessories: Slot Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Rhinestone Brads (Fire & Ice sets), Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.