Monday, November 25, 2013

Start Each Day With a Grateful Heart

Hi, it's Gini and this weekend I tried a stamping technique that I haven't tried before - bleach stamping.  It sounded a little intimidating, but it was really easy - and the results are a fun surprise depending on the color of cardstock that you use.

I choose to use ColorMates Deep Creamy Cocoa - along with JustRite Stamp's Fancy Labels.  The results reminded me of gorgeous batik fabric.  If you would like to try this technique, just fold a paper towel several layers thick, place on a glass plate, and pour enough bleach on the towel to saturate it.  Then just use this as use would a stamp pad.  I did not have to leave the stamp on the paper extra time - the bleach effect was almost instantaneous.

 The sentiment was stamped from JustRite's  , and the edges were ink distressed in brown.  I also used a flourish from this stamp set at the top of the card.

The bottom half of the card was dry embossed and then inked to bring out the detail.  I die cut 2 of Spellbinder's Fantastic Flourish One (one in pink and one in green).  I cut the pink flowers off of the vine and glued them down on the green base.  I added pearls to the centers.  The large flower was made using Spellbinders Rose Creations, and water distressed to produce a more realistic look. Finally, the leaves were cut from Spellbinder's Foliage set, and the debossed areas were colored with a Copic marker.

WorldWin Papers:
Other Supplies
Tsukineko Ink
Viva Decor 3D Metallic Stamp Paint
Copic Markers
Sizzix Embossing Folder- Regal Flourishes


  1. Gini, this is so pretty! Love all the colors and textures! Gorgeous!