Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day at the 'Bleach'

I got a little carried away with the bleach technique. I really like seeing what a little bleach does to different cardstocks. Some turn white, others yellow, others gray, other vanilla - allowing for a coloring in of any other color - or allowing the natural state of the cardstock to show through. I wanted to see what I could come up with using the same stamp and same color cardstock.

Here is my stuck on bleach series:


Here is the break-down of each of the cards.

Mixed Vine
~Base card Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa
~Layer of design paper
~Die cut leaves ends covered with narrow layer of back ground design paper
~Mixed Bunch (SU!) stamp using clear embossing powder and bleach
~Orange polka dot button
~Stampin' Up Labels Collection die cut Vanilla with edge rimmed with ink
~Label die cut and stamped sentiment
Seems a Little Sketchy - sketch
Die Cuttin' Divas - anything goes
Bloggers - thankful


Friends Like You
~Base card grey cardstock
~Layer of design paper - dotted with black fine point Sharpie
~Sentiment stamped with black on oval die cut - edges dotted with black fine point Sharpie
~Die cut and stamped leaves
~Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch flower stamped with Versamark and clear embossing powder - and bleached petals
Play Date Cafe - color challenge
Card Crafter's Circle - patterned paper
Freshly Brewed - photo/color inspiration
Sparkle Creations - fall color inspiration


~Base card - Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie
~Layer of design paper
~Center die cut pre-printed chip board
~Stamp colored with Copics - printed on Stampin' Up Vanilla cardstock and die cut with scallop and dotted with paper punched grey punches (lots of them)
~Stamped flower from SU Mixed Bunch stamped using Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder
~Grosgrain ribbon (that I bought at a really fun scrap store in Fremont, NE while vacationing with my sisters - it was the ONLY stamp shop they had to endure - while I on the other hand 'tolerated' quilt shop after quilt shop) (okay I admit - I enjoyed the quilt shops as much as they did)
Mojo Monday - sketch
Shabby Tea Room - photo inspiration
Card Makin' Mamas - anything goes

Thanks for clicking by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. I love the Bleach technique.....Your cards are very pretty, thanks for sharing them with us at TSTR!

  2. Fabulous technique. And exceptional cards! Loving seeing you at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  3. all gorgeous cards. fabulous technique! Thanks for playing at Fresh Brewed Designs! :)

  4. Beautiful cards you did a great job. Thanks for joining us at CCM.x

  5. Beautiful cards and interesting technique with the bleach! Thanks for sharing that and thanks for playing at Seems a Little Sketch!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  6. What a beautiful cards!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  7. I have never tried the bleach technique, but you have sure convinced me to give it a try! What a beautiful card! So glad you could join us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  8. they are all fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  9. Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for playing in our Patterned Paper Challenge this week at Card Crafters Circle. Love all your layers,embellishments and the card colour combination,wonderful cards!
    Hugs Trish xx

  10. Very very pretty cards Nancy; I'll have to try that also. Thanks for playing with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

  11. lovely cards! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  12. Beautiful collection of cards! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!


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