Hi everyone and welcome to a new tutorial. Today we are focusing on how to use bleach on cardstock. This technique has been around for many years but I thought it would be fun to revisit it with a bit of embossing and some bright red poppies. I have also attached a video on how to create a perfect bow and a few other cards using this fun technique.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial. If you have any questions or just want to say hi, please leave a comment below. I will be hear to answer all your questions. Big hugs, Joanna
Before we begin, here is a list of all the supplies you will need to complete today’s card.
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Time To Complete:
This tutorial contains 1 video and will take approximately 20 – 25 mins to complete
Bleaching Tutorial (17min)
Creating A Bow – 3 Ways (5mins)
Card Base: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″
Featured Stamp Set
Step By Step Video Tutorial
Here you will find in-depth video tutorial on how to use bleach with your card. Also at the bottom of this page is my “Creating The Perfect Bow 3 Ways Video Tutorial”
Enjoy! Have fun! Rewind, Pause or Fast forward as many times as you need. These videos are for you to learn but also to have fun!
Creating The Perfect Bow – 3 Ways
Here are three more cards using this fun technique!
With this card, I am using our Butterflies stamp set and Sending You stamp set, I began by embossing with white embossing powder. Next, I bleached each butterfly. I colored these butterflies using Zig Brush Pens for a bright and vibrant card.
For this card, I used our Australian Nature I stamp set and the gorgeous orchids from this set. I again used white embossing powder on Strathmore Toned Gray Paper and then bleached the inside of the image. This time I used Polychromos Pencils to create the vibrant orange orchids. The sentiment can be found in the Poppy stamp set.
For my last card today, I am using our Fresh Bouquet and Word Inspirations II stamp set. I began by stamping the bouquet using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. This ink did not lighten at all when I hit it with some bleach. I was very impressed with how the ink held a very vibrant black color even while the paper turned a light yellow color.
Next, I colored each floral blossom with Polychromos Pencils. For my edging, I grabbed a white gel pen and create a faux stitched look that was quick and easy. Lastly, my mini Misti was used to create an extra bold sentiment that was stamped in Onyx black ink twice.
I just love how the colors on these cards just pop with vibrancy! I hope you have time this week to give this tutorial a try. If so, please tag me @inspiredbystamping on Instagram so I can see! Have fun and I can’t wait to see your beautiful cards. Hugs, Joanna