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*** For every $50 you spend on Rubbernecker, Stamp Oasis or KK Originals stamps, you get to choose a FREE stamp!But there is more!!!!!!!
Four of the Rubbernecker Stamps Design Team members are offering blog candy today!
And I am one one them!!!!!
To win all you need to do is leave a comment today on my blog and tell me what your favorite stamping technique is .... I have many favorite techniques one of which is using bleach on my cards ... which is the tehcnique I have used for the cards I am posting here today ... more about them in a bit.
Once you have left a comment here ... head on over to the other blogs below and comment on their blogs for more chances of blog candy .... Oh yes and what do you get .... I almost forgot to tell you all ;)
You can find the first clue to the Treasure Hunt on Kittie’s Blog!!!
Ok now onto my cards for today .... as I said earlier ... one of my favorite techniques is to use bleach to create my cards ... and that is exactly what I did here!
Unfortunately the photos here don't do the cards justice ... it is really hard to get a decent photo of these ... the main color used here is black and the pieces that look like kraft are actually gray.
For both these cards I first stamped the Calla Lillies onto black card using black pigment ink and then embossed using clear ep. I then painted the bleach (I prefer to have a waterbrush pen just for this purpose as it is a safer option than having it in a contain that could spill everywhere) onto the flower just as you would if you were painting or coloring any other image. Once the image is completely painted ... leave to dry and you will see the color changing .... how the color will change can vary from different brand of card.
For the background I again used bleach but this time I had my bleach in a spray bottle and sprayed it over the piece that was to be the background ... which results in the speckled look I have here. Sooooo easy but effective too.
As you can see in the top card .... I left it like that the bleached look can look very effective. However if you like you can take it a step further which is what i did with my second card ... once I had finished bleaching the flowers I then went back over the flowers and painted them using radiant pearls. You could also use various other coloring methods if you preferred.
For for info on the bleach technique ... check out my bleach tutorial here.
Stamps: Calla Lillies - Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper: Black; Grey
Other: Black Pigment Ink; Clear EP; Bleach; Waterbrush Pen.