Stamp club was last week and I thought I would post pictures of the card and project they made.
The technique they learned this month was bleaching. Put bleach in an Aqua Pen and color in your image. You will want to emboss your image first to keep the bleach from running. Your result will depend on the color of card stock you use. Each color reacts differently to the bleach. The lighter the card stock the whiter it will come out. The first picture is the sample I made up. I don't like my flower placement on this one. The second one is what they actually made.
Stamps: Sweet Stems
Ink: Craft Black ink
Paper: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst(#1), Lavendar Lace(#2), So Saffron, Tea Party Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Aqua Pen, Black embossing powder, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Sizzix Bigz die cut - Beautiful Butterflies, Scallop Edge punch(#1), Eyelet Border punch(#2)
GIFT CARD HOLDER
This was the 3d project they made. Sticky Strip to adhere the ribbon to the paper. I just love this template! It is so versatile. You can find the tutorial here.
Stamps: Bella Toile background stamp
Ink: Chocolate Chip classic ink
Paper: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: The new Whisper White Organza and Clear Rhinestone brad, Sticky Strip
After my ladies left I experimented with my Aqua Pen & bleach. I just painted in a few areas with the pen. Make sure you don't have too much liquid on the brush to keep it from running on your card stock. I really like the way it came out! It gives it a more vintage and softer feel.
This was not a club card but I already had it made up and instead of creating another post I thought I'd just slip it in here.
I just can't get enough of this stamp set! I made this for a demo group swap. I missed our unit meeting so the other demo's haven't received theirs yet. I guess I've let the cat out of the bag! I can't wait to see the swaps I get from them. I'll post the pics here when I get them.
THINKING OF YOU
I'm not sure I like the sponging I did around the edges....I think when I finish up the other swaps I won't sponge them quite so much. I got the idea for the punch out and ribbon form this wonderful blog. And the funny thing is, she has the exact same background on her blog as I do! The ribbon is actually tied to the back of the card. It's hard to see but I used the new Sizzix Texturz plate on the card base. The dry embossing sure adds a lot.
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Cameo Coral & Chocolate Chip. Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write markers.
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper and Chocolate Chip textured card stock
Accessories: Sizzix SU! Top Note die, SU! Texturz plate, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1" double-stitched Chocolate Chip grosgrain, and Dimensionals
All supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Thanks for looking!