Thursday, May 29, 2008

Look Familiar?

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaThis card was one of the cards we made in my technique classes this month, and I liked the colour scheme so much that I chose it for my banner. It has all my favourite things in it: polka dots, scallops and Certainly Celery :o)
The technique we learned this month was bleaching. For this card, the background has been stamped in bleach. It's always a surprise what colour you are going to get when you stamp with bleach...different cardstock will turn different colours, depending on the dyes used in the manufacturing process. To stamp with bleach, you just make yourself a temporary inkpad, by layering some paper towel in a container and adding some ordinary household bleach until it is damp, not swimming. Then, choose a stamp that's quite bold, and stamp away. You'll start to see the cardstock bleaching before your eyes. You can speed up the process with a heat gun. Don't expect a perfectly stamped image, but you do get a great effect.
We were amazed at the different colours we made appear, depending on the cardstock chosen. Everyone in the class got to make this card, plus another one (which I'll show you next time), plus matching envelopes, Technique notes and samples to take home and stick into a book like THIS one. All for $15!
This month's technique class is vellum, and you can the the dates in my class schedule over in the sidebar -------->
We'll be learning different ways to use and attach vellum to make pretty, delicate projects.

Stamps: In the Spotlight (level 2 Hostess set), Basic Phrases
Colours: Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, So Saffron

Accessories: White taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Paper Piercing tool, Soft Subtle eyelets, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crop-a-dile, Celery Prints Designer Series Paper


  1. Love it Marelle, love the colours! I have this hostess set too, and need to mount it ASAP so that I can do cool things with it just like you! ;-)

  2. Another lovely card Marelle!!
    I must give that bleaching technique a go!!


  3. Hi Marelle. A technical question for on earth did you get your banner to work? Mine always goes too big so had to change my template to a different one that didn't require a picture.... BTW Loooove the card. I only wish I could do a class with you :( Has anyone ever thought about doing a cyber class for those of us who aren't lucky enough to have talented demonstrators like you around????



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