Saturday, April 18, 2020


The CAS Mix-Up Challenge this month is to use a bleaching technique on a card.  I have done this before with large flowers so wanted to something a bit different today.  My card includes bleaching, dry embossing, embossing and stamping.

I blended DO blues and greens on a piece of cardstock.  Made sure it was very dry before stamping the leaves with Versamark and white embossing.  Then I just used water to do my "bleaching". Next I went over the whitened leaves with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen which when blended on made the leaves a very pale green. Used a square double stitched die to cut out.  Then I use the same square die and the next largest one to dry emboss the light gray card base.  Mounted my colored piece with foam tape, added the little sentiment and few gray enamel dots and done.  Love the simplicity of the design and think I'll do a few more in different color and/or leaf combos.

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  1. What a delightful card Betty. I really like the look of your "Bleached" leaves. Great way to do the bleaching.

  2. Sweet card Betty! Great work with "bleaching" your leaves. Love the texture from your embossed, stitched framing. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Love these pretty leaves, Betty, and that great layout! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. I totally love this card, Betty! I've never used water to "bleach" out an image & now I HAVE to try it! Love that branch image!

  5. Love your bleached leaves Betty teamed with the embossing. Thanks for joining us this month at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Beautiful Betty, Loving this CAS design and monochromatic appeal.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!


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