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Bleached Out Simply Said

I’m going to the London Stampede this weekend which is another event organized by a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  I’m really excited, because the guest speaker is John Sanpietro.  I heard him for the first time at the Ottawa Stampin’ Girls Convention about 3 years ago and he was amazing!  The first time I heard him I had only been a demonstrator for 2 months.  Now that I’ve been a demonstrator for 3 years, I’m looking forward to hearing him again with more “seasoned” ears.  Anyways, one of the events is a shoebox, and we had to create a wow type card (not so much to wow demonstrators, but rather to wow customers).  We’re breaking up into groups of 10, and we only have 2 hours to complete the 10 projects, so the card had to be relatively simple as well.  I chose a technique I’ve never tried before which is Bleached Out Images.  I found a tutorial for it on Splitcoast Stampers (see it HERE).  I used the Simply Said stamp set, and stamped the image in Versamark onto Regal Rose cardstock, then embossed it with black embossing powder.  I then dipped a small paintbrush in bleach and applied it to the petals of the flowers.  Because the image is embossed, it contains the bleach so that only the desired area gets bleached out. The image was then matted on Whisper White.  The card itself is made out of Pretty in Pink cardstock.  The designer paper is from the Petals and Paisleys collection out of the Spring Mini Catalogue.  Click on the picture for a full listing of supplies used.  Thanks for looking!

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