Video Tutorial: Painting with Bleach

When you heat emboss an image and then paint it with bleach, the color is removed from the inside of the image, but the embossed lines stay in tact. With several layers of bleaching, you can turn a dark card stock into white, allowing you to actually recolor the inside of the image with a marker or Blender Pen. Today I’m excited to share with you a video tutorial I filmed that showcases painting with bleach. I didn’t completely bleach out the insides of these images, which is what made this card so fun. I hope you enjoy!

And here’s a photo of the card I - Painting with Bleach

I really love how Crumb Cake looks so much like River Rock after just two applications of bleach. Yipee! It coordinates! Now, I already know the questions I’ll be receiving about this project, so I’ll go ahead and answer now:

1. What are the dimensions of this card? I didn’t see them in the tutorial. When I set out to make this card, I intended to create a standard card base with Early Espresso, come in 1/4″ on each side with the River Rock and then another 1/4″ on each side with the Crumb Cake. Because I can sometimes be a big, clumsy mess, I touched the right side of the Crumb Cake paper with bleach, so I had to trim it off – and then size it up by trimming a little off the top, too. Correspondingly, I had to trim the River Rock a bit, too. As a result, my measurements aren’t really very translatable. Sorry.

2. When will you release the bloopers reel? While my card-making process was sloppy, I did a slam-up job on this tutorial. Not any interesting outtakes that you’d care to watch on this one. I’m getting good, people. ūüôā If you missed my bloopers reel post, check it out here.

3. Where’s Mom? Mom helped me film this tutorial, but we got it all set up so that I can film them when she’s not in Atlanta. I’ll TRY to coerce her into making an appearance when she’s here next, but I’m guessing you’ll just have to write that one off. Mom is an extremely talented woman, but she is not fond of the spotlight. We’ll see…

Stamp sets: By the Seashore, Word Play Papers: Early Espresso, River Rock, Crumb Cake Inks: Early Espresso, VersaMark Accessories: Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Early Espresso), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Blender Pen

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Video Tutorial: Quick and Easy Christmas Card

You ask for it, you get it.¬† Your wish is my command.¬† After my first video tutorial, you asked¬†me to¬†pop in and show my face.¬† You wanted me to introduce myself either before or after I share some stampin’ goodness.¬† And the way you batted your eyes when you asked – how could I ever say “no” to a face like that?

Brace yourself.¬† I’ve got a video tutorial for you today, and I’ve added a personalized touch.¬† This is the cheesiest introduction I could have dreamed up, but I quite like it.¬† With this Quick and Easy Christmas Card video, I wanted to share some ideas for painting with Blender Pens (I DO love those little pens) and adding bling without too much mess.¬† I hope you like it:

I warned you, didn’t I?

The tutorial was crafted to show techniques and to provide some tips and tricks, so the resulting card is just an afterthought.¬† It’s still worth sharing.¬† Oh, and I¬†did¬†use¬†Dazzling Details AND Glimmer Paper.¬† Are you proud of me?¬† So, here’s the card I - Christmas Card

and a¬†close up to show you all that glittery - Christmas card closeupStamp Sets:¬† Easy Events¬† Inks:¬† Stazon Jet Black, Always Artichoke¬†Stampin’¬†Write Marker¬† Papers:¬† Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper (Red)¬† Accessories:¬† 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (Always Artichoke), 2-1/2″¬†Circle punch, 3″¬†Circle Originals die, Dazzling Details (Cherry Cobbler), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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