Sunday, 21 April 2013

En Francais

I had some fun with bleach recently as I shared a bit in my last post. It's a bit smelly so be sure you are in a well ventilated area and also wear clothes that aren't extremely important, just in case the bleach decides to misbehave :)

This card came about as I was trying to come up with some make & takes for my team meeting. I had wanted to showcase the bleaching technique.  I didn't end up doing this for the meeting, but I had fun making this card and it's definitely a technique I will do again! (Maybe even at an upcoming class!!)

I love how the bleach spread a little bit after I had stamped En Francais. It's an instant antique! The bird cage image is from Nature Walk. It just looks old, which is good. I was going for that look. 

The image is punched out with the Extra-large Oval Punch. I also punched out an oval from Poetry Prints DSP (the little paper stack in the Spring Mini Catalogue). Some light sponging creates some depth. 3 pearls created a subtle frame for the focal image. 

Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon formed into a triple loop bow gives a bit of glam to the top, otherwise barren portion of the card. Mmm-mm! Love those antique brads!

I had fun putting this card together. I don't often just do my own thing, but I decided to give it a whirl! What are your thoughts? Do you think there is enough going on or is there too much vacant space? I'd welcome your suggestions or comments!

Until next time,


Stampin' Supplies:
Stamp Sets: En Francais, Nature Walk
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper (mini catalogue)
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories/Tools: Antique brad, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, XL Oval punch, Paper snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Pearls
Other: Bleach


1 comment:

  1. Oooh! I love it, T! The bleach looks great on the background!