Thursday, February 26, 2009

CC207 and Sc217 class card

HI all,
I've had a very busy week so far and it 's gonna continue right through the weekend. My oldest daughter came up on the train from NYC on Tuesday and I had a stamp class at my house that night. It was a great turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the projects. I have a friend who is hosting a stamp class at her house on Saturday and I am still working on the samples! She wants to see some new techniques so I came up with this card that uses stamping with bleach.I also wanted to incorporate some of the challenges over at SCS that I missed on Tues. and Wed. (color challenge CC207 and Sketch challenge SC217 respectively). Now, I was messing around with the bleach last weekend and had a small plastic container with a folded paper towel soaked in bleach in it and I was stamping away and then I put the cover on the container to go do something and when I came back an hour later and tried stamping with it again it didn't work anymore! Has anyone ever had this happen to them? My concern was that if I do this technique at a workshop will the people who get to make this card last have bad bleach? So, after much thought I decided to fill an aqua painter with the bleach and then "color" the bleach onto the stamp like a marker and then stamp it. It worked like a charm, so now I just gotta check in a little while to see if my bleach goes bad in the aqua painter. I used 2- 2 step stamp sets to created my images. I stamped the solid stamp in bleach first and then the outline stamp in classic ink over the beached image. Here is a tutorial by Beate Johns over at SCS if you are interested. Here is the complete recipe and of course all products are Stampin' Up!:

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Heartfelt Thanks, Blooming With Love

Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Bleach

Accessories: Eyelet border punch, 1 1/4 " and 1 3/8" circle punches, scallop square punch, Big Shot, Backgrounds 1 texturz plate, LOts of Tags sizzlits diepumpkin pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

This is another project that we did at my Tuesday night Big Shot class. I love to make these little goody bags!

I've got more pics from that class, I just got to get them uploaded to my pc. so stop back soon to see what else I have been up to! Thanks for stoppin' by today!

1 comment:

Jamie Martin said...

Very nice card, great job with the bleach.