Friday, November 23, 2012

Watercolor Winter Bleached

Happy day after Thanksgiving! Are you all out doing Black-Friday shopping today? Not me! I can't handle the crowds. This is the weekend that I designate to get all my holiday decorating done. I plan on doing my outside decorations today, and inside decorations tomorrow. My DH (aka Scrooge) is lacking my enthusiasm. Maybe it is because he is the one in charge of wires, light bulbs, and extension cords. Oh, well, he'll get over it!

So, as we are kicking off the holiday season today I found it necessary to post a Christmas Card. I actually planned on doing this card in a class I entitled "Around the House" that I had to cancel last month due to the hurricane. The "around the house" products I used in this card are: a fork for the bow, a knife for distressing edges, and bleach for the flower.

The flower was stamped with Versamark Ink using the Watercolor Winter Stamp Set, and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I used a blender pen (which I have designated for bleach only), and bleach to remove the color from within the borders. This is really fun to do, and every color of card stock you use will have a slightly different result. The Raspberry Ripple card stock bleached out to a pinkish-vanilla color, very pretty.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter, Beautiful Season
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple
Ink Pads: Versamark, Raspberry Ripple
Tools: Big Shot, Snow Flurry Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Blender Pen
Accessories: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder
Other: Bleach

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I like it a lot! You are so clever. Have a great day! :-)