Friday, June 24, 2016

Joyous day !

This card was made to fit the challenge over on the Less is More blog for week 281 whose theme is 'Faux Bleach'.

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white easel card blank.  Then a cut a smaller matt out of white card and coloured this with barn door Distress Ink applied with Cut'n'Dry Foam.  This was dried with a heat gun.

I then chose a Paper Artsy stamp and stamped onto the coloured mat with Versamark ink and heat embossed the design with clear detail embossing powder.  I then went over the image again with more of the same colour Distress Ink.  I then covered the matt with some brown paper and ironed over the paper to melt and remove the heat embossing to reveal the lighter one coated layer below.

The matt was edged in black Memento ink and further stamped using more Distress ink and a flourish stamp.  The matt was then stuck in place.

The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was then stamped in black Versafine ink to finish.  This is one easy way to produce a faux bleach effect.

Sid xx

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  1. Fab to see you at LIM, Sid! And with another of your gorgeously bright cards... great faux bleach effect and a beautiful sentiment. Lovely!

  2. This is a very happy card and I like the colours and the sentiment.

  3. love the colours and stamping on this card

  4. Great technique, love the colour 😊

  5. What a stunning card Sid - love the drama of the strong image and the variation of colour.

  6. A wonderful example of faux bleach, Sid. And a great step-by-step tutorial too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. Stunning card Sid. The two shades of ink and the additional stamping have worked a treat! Such an elegant and classy creation. So good to see you at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  8. This is fab Sid, I have this stamp somewhere in the depths... I must look it out after seeing this beauty!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Beautiful work, Sid! Love that technique!

  10. Stunning card! I love it!

  11. love the colours on this card


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