Monday, June 7

Fly Me To The Moon

Be sure to read to the end of today's post for a QKR Stampede announcement! Today's card was created using stamp images from QKR Stampede -- Rocket Dog (#12404) and To The Moon (#11801).

The technique for this card is a bleaching technique. First, stamp your image with VersaMark (or other embossing ink) and heat emboss on card stock (any card stock, but dark card stock provides the most stunning effects). I embossed with a detail black embossing powder. After the embossed image has cooled, apply bleach to the image, being careful not to go outside the embossed lines. I use an inexpensive aqua painter watercolor brush that I got at my local craft store that is used only for bleach. Allow the bleached piece to dry (the drying process can be sped up with a heat gun). I usually allow the piece to dry completely, then bleach a second time to make sure the pigment is removed from the card stock. After the image has dried, color as you desire. I colored this image with Prisma watercolor pencils and a blender pen, but you can use chalks, markers, inks . . . whatever you desire. Flowers and butterflies are especially fabulous when done using this technique.

Here is a close-up of Rocket Dog:

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mark your calendars for the June QKR Stampede Blog Hop this Friday, June 11. This month's Blog Hop theme covers a variety of topics--Summer, Picnics, Patriotic. Wow!!! Imagine the variety of stamp images you will see, as well as the variety of project ideas. If you haven't already, go to QKR Stampede, peruse through the many images, make note of some of your favorites and look for them on the Blog Hop. As I have done before, I will have sneak peeks of my projects this Wednesday and Thursday. As always, thanks for stopping by today and having a look! Have a GREAT day!!


Velta said...

Oh what a darling image. Your bleaching technique really paid off on this one...and I love those eyelet stars you added! Just perfect!

Kristie Maynard said...

Another wonderful technique! Thanks for the inspiration.

Barb said...

ANOTHER AMAZING card Carol!!!!! Love the bleach technique. Rocket dog is so cute!!

Barb said...

Excellent card, Carol! I love Rocket dog !

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