Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bleached Pins

Still using the cardstock bleaching method I 'pinned' at Pinterest! I really like playing with this technique! And so far...I haven't spilled or splattered any bleach on my clothes or on the rug - knock on a wood block stamp!

I bleached only some of the flowers and leaves - leaving some the original orange/rust colored cardstock. This cardstock did not bleach out to a white color (like this one did) but to yellow so I just worked with what appeared...I highlighted the bleached 'yellow' flowers with shades of yellow/orange Copics. Bleached leaves were colored with green Copics. Much of the yellow flowers are the 'natural' color that resulted from the bleach. I highlighted the unbleached orange/rust flowers with darker shades of orange. The original color of the unbleached cardstock is the orange/rust frame of the image.

Pearls of Pinning
~Base card - Stampin' Up Very Vanilla
~Layer of autumn leaves design paper
~Rectangle layer of green cardstock topped with autumn plaid design paper
~Two strips of sheer ribbon
~Stamped image on rust colored cardstock using Versamark and white embossing powder
~Three pearls
Sketch by Carly - sketch
2 Sisters - fall
Allsorts - layers
Bloggers - fall

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. pretty card , lovely flowers and papers thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  2. GORGEOUS!!! Love the technique and those flowers look so real. LOVE the colors and your design on this too Nancy! Reminds me of fall - which I'm SO ready for! Beautiful card.

  3. Gorgeous card Nancy!! It may not be what you planned; but it is beautiful and turned out so great!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly. We would love to see you again on Friday for the next sketch. Have an awesome week!! Hugs, Gloria

  4. Stunning! What a fabulous technique, gorgeous flowers, paper and layout. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  5. Wow Nancy, I'm blown away with your bleach technique, such a stunning card!
    Thanks for layering up for us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  6. gorgeous card. Love those bold and bright colors. You did a fab job with Carly's sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly

  7. Lovely - the bleach technique gives such unique colour effects... great work!
    Alison x

  8. Just stunning - fab use of the fall colors! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  9. What a beautiful card. So nice design. Designing is so tough job and i realize this after working for the Print VIP cards company. It needs so effort and concentration. I appreciate your work.


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