Bleached Trees

Oh, I have been wanting to show my club the bleaching technique for a while.  I always love the cards I see where the stampers using bleach as their ink.  I am so happy with how this turned out.  In addition, I have been wanting to create a card using the scallop circle for a flower, so I combined both for this card.


Lovely as a Tree is such a versatile set.  If you don't have it, you need to get it.  I had fun putting this color combo together.  Why?  I used the My Create, Ink Color Lab.  It allows you to choose colors from Stampin' Up! and it gives you choices on color combos.  Of course, you can see why I like this one.  Brown, blue and orange is my favorite color combo (my blog design) and I was happy to see it was one of the choices the lab listed.  I will put a link to this Color Lab on my sidebar, so you can visit any time and use it.  

I used the Newsprint designer series paper for the flower.  I have seen these flowers while blogging and haven't made one until now.  I am addicted, so you will probably be seeing more of them.  I have been using my Tiny Tags and Medium Jewelry Punch too.  It is nice when you don't have a lot of room for a sentiment.  

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: lovely as a tree, tiny tags, sanded
Paper: chocolate, pacific point, cajun craze, black, newsprint DSP
Ink: early expresso
Accessories: black grosgrain ribbon, natural hemp, bleach (clorox), dimensionals, blue bigger brad (other)
Punches: scallop circle, medium jewelry tag
Techniques: bleaching



My mom will be here today, so I won't be blogging much.  I created a lot yesterday, so I am ready for my clubs.  I even started making Christmas cards for my Christmas card class this fall.  I hope you have a great week!


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6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Absolutely fabulous, Kim! Wow!

Have a blast with your mom and family this week!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic, Kim. Love the background for your trees in addition to the wonderful job you did on your bleached trees. Outstanding job.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

wendyp said...

oh Kim, this is STUNNING!!! I've never had great luck with using bleach but after seeing your gorgeous card I'm going to have to give it another try!!

Celeste said...

Oooh girl, I've gotta go try this. Your card is gorgeous. I love the colors you used!

Tammy Hershberger said...

That turned out fabulous, Kim! YOU should have done that technique last fall when were doing those Stampendous challenges, 'cause I failed miserably at the bleaching! Your poofy flower is awesome, too!