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Bleaching Cardstock
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Friends! I have a pair of square cards for you today. 

Crafting cards during Shelter in Place is such a wonderful way to let creativity bloom. I haven't done a square card in forever, and because I wanted to showcase the Adriana Square Frame, it seemed a fun, not often done choice.

My card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2". And I cut my Adriana frame from colored card stock. Then comes the fun...

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I 'painted' certain elements of the die cut with bleach. Within seconds you can watch the color lift. It's always a surprise to see what color emerges. Note: (Extra care and caution using bleach)

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I doubled the die cut frames, turned it to form a diamond shape, and embossed my sentiment on vellum. You can see the back of the assembled frame, and the sentiment in the window. I also added foam to pop up the frame.

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The final die cut element is added to some MB designer paper (listed below), and I cut a frame from the new Washi tape to place on the frame window.

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Lots of time to do several of these frames, and play with the bleach technique, so I created the same layout with different colors for a second card.

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With this card I added color to the berries with copics.

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I made envelopes to accommodate the 5 1/2" card size with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch guide, something I use often with non normal sized cards.

Hope you enjoyed a bit of fun with the bleach technique, and are willing to give it a try. Another tip for you: Not all cardstock reacts to bleach. Most darker colors really react and contrast. I was surprised to see the melon turn to pale yellow.

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So glad you stopped by today,  and hope you're enjoying some of the time as we all stay safe. Be well, friends!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

 

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Comments

so very pretty

Hi Nancy, These cards are so pretty !! I absolutely adore the Adriana Frame die, it is one of my favourites. I have never tried the bleach technique, but I will definitely be giving it a try, wow. I find it amazing that upon first glance, I didn't see the 'square' part of the first frame layer, I only 'saw' the 'diamond' part of the frame layer, a brilliant way of layering up this card. I absolutely love these.
Stay safe, stay well.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Attractive cards and a new technique to try! Thank you!

These are gorgeous!!!

Wow these are gorgeous, the technique worked wonderfully on these!

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