I love the bleaching technique but it's been awhile since I've done it and my card did NOT turn out the way I had envisioned it in my head! My vision was to use a light green cardstock and then use the bleach to remove the green on the blossoms and then water color them a light pink like Cherry Blossoms. Only problem is that when you start with a light green cardstock, you don't end up with white once you add the bleach...grrrrrr! Nope, it turned a pale yellow! So after it dried I added some more bleach thinking it might take the yellow away...NOPE, it turned the yellow even brighter!! I was going to throw it away and start again, but the more I looked at it, the more I kinda liked it! Take a look...
I used PB's First Blush stamp and stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and then heat embossed over it with clear embossing powder on Certainly Celery (SU!) cardstock. After both coats of bleach had dried (and I decided I liked it after all!) I used a couple Copics to color in the leaves and then fussy cut along the one edge so I could add it to a white card base. (The white card base was dry embossed with SU!'s Subtle embossing folder.) It still needed something to ground it so I added a thin black strip of cardstock to the left side of the card.
My sentiment is from SSS's Sketched Flowers which I stamped before embossing. I added a simple small yellow enamel dot to finish off my card.
There are so many BEAUTIFUL examples of bleaching from the DT that you can check out right HERE and then play along. This challenge is open till the 24th.
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