Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Technique and Fifth Avenue Floral

More new toys :) I decided to try out a technique that was in our March issue of Stampin' Success magazine. This is one of the many benefits of becoming a demonstrator - a magazine which features product tips, project techniques, and ways to build your business. With the Starter Kit currently being 15% off, $169 and FREE shipping, NOW is the time to Join my team. Or just enjoy the starter kit with no further obligations. Click here for the benefits of being a demonstrator or contact me and I will gladly answer your questions.
Ok, onto this new technique for me... bleach! Yep, you read that correct. I kreated an ink pad with a paper towel and saturated it with bleach. Now please be careful, we all know the hazards of bleach! I 'inked' up my stamp,like you would any other and pressed it onto Baja Breeze. Give it a second for the image to appear - its like magic - at first you don't see anything and then voila'. TIP: SU states not to worry about your stamp as long as you clean it right away.
After stamping each flower, from Fifth Avenue Floral, with bleach, I then went back and 'shadowed' them with Baja Breeze. I 'highlighted' the centers of the two smaller flowers with my VersaMarker and then added some Iridecent Ice Embossing Powder to give them a little sparkle. Click to enlarge the photo for more detail. My sentiment from Sincere Salutations is also bleached. Three Choc Chip brads and the cute choc chip polka dot ribbon from the Valet Ribbon Originals pack finish it off. I sponged the edges with Baja Breeze, snipped 3 corners with my Corner Rounder, placed it on Very Vanilla and finally on Choc Chip.
What do you think? Happy Stampin'
For now, go kreate


Caryl P said...

I love the look of the flowers! I'm not sure about me & bleach...but I'll keep the idea in my bag of goodies just incase I'm daring one day. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Fish said...

excellent job with the bleaching technique. i need to try it. Mary

Tiffany said...

That is neat! I need to try that too. It's lovely.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Awesome job with the bleach technique Kim, your sample is beautiful!!

Enjoy your NEW goodies and keep the fun samples coming!!

Jennifer :)