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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

July 24th - Painting with Bleach

Cat Card

White card was spritzed with Dawn Bibby spray inks.

The cat image was stamped onto the spritzed card (in Stazon). Stamp from Fourth Dimension.

The whole image was painted with bleach to remove the colour from inside the stamped image.

Then the image was coloured using promarkers.

Dog Card

Image was stamped and embossed on Core'dinations card stock, then the image was painted with bleach. The bleaching effect on this card stock is very subtle and to get the different tones, you have to apply more bleach. Don't over wet the card, allow some drying between applications. The dark brown mat, is also Core'dinations card stock that has been scrunched and then sand-papered. This card is also could for embossing using your die cutting machines and then sandpapering.


The image was stamped and embossed on Core'dination's Whitewash card stock. Does not bleach easily, the white coating is very sturdy.

June 5th - Shaped Cards

The shoe template used to create these two shoes is from House of Zandra.

July 3rd - Japanese Paper Quilting

Project Card

The paper used is some A4 Japanese paper sheets obtained from Crafty Computer Paper, who can be found at

Kimono Card

Kimono made using instructions that came with kit from Create and Craft. Paper again from Crafty Computer Paper.

May 22nd - Reflections and Kissing

Cat Card

This card shows my favourite way of using reflections. I like to emboss both the original and the reflected image, so that they come out the same intensity - this is not achieveable with an inked only image, as the reflected image is paler than the original.

To reflect the cat image, I inked up the stamp with versamark, stamped onto a large shadow (solid shape) stamp, then I took a bit of card and pressed it down onto the stamped image on the shape stamp.

Boat Card
This is the card we all had such fun creating, with varying degrees of success but much laughter.

May 8th - Stationery Items

The Project Card

This card is a simple but effective card - it can be altered to suit the intended recipient by just having a different background paper.

The clipboard is created using crafters cork and a bulldog clip - these are available in a variety of sizes and colours. The pencil is a button