Sneak Peek: Everything Eleanor Embossing With Bleach

How about a little sneak peek from the New Annual Catalog today!  Can you believe it's only two weeks away?!  All of the new items will be revealed on June 1.  I'm SO excited!!!!  (That means there's only two more weeks to get your Retired Items, too!)

Today's Two Cool cards use a brand new set called Everything Eleanor.  I received it for FREE when I attended the Leadership event in January and it's easily one of my favorite sets from the new book! 

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CASEd from Karen B. Barber.

Check out the beautifully flowing flourish and three sizes of lovely flowers in this set!  Love it!  I stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder on Lucky Limeade card stock.  Then, I embossed additional flowers on the new Summer Starfruit card stock to match the card base, and cut them out to pop up with Dimensionals.

BleachBleaching TechniqueHave you ever tried the bleaching technique with stamps?  I painted bleach onto the flowers to turn them a lighter shade of green. I love the look it created!

TIP #1: Use an old, dried-up Blender Pen for your bleach applicator.  Be sure to mark the pen with a ribbon or label, so you don't use it for anything except bleaching.

TIP #2: Put a small amount of fresh bleach in an empty embellishment container to use as your palette.  Fresh bleach will give you the best results.  The potency of the bleach won't last more than a few hours.  Keeping it covered as much as possible will help extend it's working life.

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Other Card Details: I used the pretty Black Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon as a coordinating accent for both cards, but the one on card #2 is layered underneath the focal point to create a unique border. 

Once the bleach was dry, I used a White Gel Pen to add some highlights to the flower centers. 

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Don't wait! Order retiring stamp sets and accessories today at my Online Store!

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Upsy daisyGoing Away Party—Card Buffet Style!

Don't miss my party this coming Saturday, May 19, at 1pm, celebrating the Retired Stamps & Accessories!  Create a minimum of 8 cards of your choice from a selection of 16 designs for only $20!  Make more cards if you want of any style for an additional $1.50 per card. 

See complete Going Away Card Buffet details and contact me ASAP to register!

Hope to see you there!


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