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Monday, March 19, 2018

Faux Bleach Birds & Blooms

Hello sweet friends!  Yesterday I shared two cards over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog using the Alcohol Faux Bleach Technique and the new Birds & Blooms stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and thought I would share here as well.  This is a fun technique and the bonus is...you end up with two great backgrounds instead of just one!

Creative Nugget:  Begin by embossing your image on a piece of glossy card stock with clear embossing powder.  Using a felt application tool, dab on a variety of alcohol inks or Copic Refill inks and blending solution or rubbing alcohol to make the inks move.  Play around with the inks until you get the desired results.  Place the panel on a paper towel on an ironing board and cover with another piece of regular card stock.  Iron off the embossing using heat with no steam.  The image will transfer onto the second piece of card stock and leave a bleached look on the first.  And there you have it....two wonderful backgrounds!  To see a video tutorial on this technique at Splitcoaststampers, click HERE.

Now all you need to do is finish off your cards...include some sequins for a bit of bling and there you have it!  Birds & Blooms, Texture Tiles 1, and Timeless Hymns were the sets used to create these two cards and they are all from the March Release and are now available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to give this fun technique a try!  Have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Cathy

10 comments:

brenda said...

A very pretty card for our 'Bring on the Bling' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Lia said...

A great technique. Thank you for writing how to do. Your cards are so nice.
Lia DT S4F

Mervi said...

Gorgeous and beautiful cards.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

Ingunn lindland Aardal said...

beautifull flower background.
Ingunn

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Angelnorth said...

These look great Cathy, what an ingenious way to get two backgrounds, I must try that! Sweet birds, too. Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card
Have a Blessed easter weekend
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT
https://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Stunning backgrounds! The cards are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
Tina dt

Elizabeth Hart said...

Such a stunning card with that rich purple background!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Shylaa Shree said...

you have created a wonderful card with the bird image. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@S4F
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