Friday, June 24, 2011

Bleached Gift Bag

I love this technique I learned recently with my demonstrator friends Kellie and Di. We used another stamp set and got fabulous results, but I wanted to try something a little different, so I used the set called "Growing Green". This technique involves the use of bleach to remove the colour from your original cardstock. 
To make this gift bag I stamped onto Soft
Suede and it didn't go back to white, but to that lovely yellow colour you see here. Each coloured card goes back to a differnt colour depending on the strength of the bleach and the card base colour.
The next step involves using your markers or pencils to colour and give some detail. I used River Rock and Old Olive markers just at the base of each leaflet.

I made up the box which was cut out using the "Big Shot" and "Fancy Favour: Die and added some black grossgrain Ribbon. The handles are made using cardstock and brads. This idea came from Kellie who I think was a genious to discover it. So much nicer to have firm handles rather than floppy ribbon in my opinion. The butterfly is from the "Beautiful Wings" embosslit and I think it is a great investment considering you get five georgeous butterflies on the one die for around $20-.

Here is a little peek at what is inside the bag, but I can't show you all of it as it is a gift for my hostess this weekend.

Until next time....Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

  1. Very artistic! Thanks for sharing this! I like the butterfly as well as the flowers!




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