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Elements Of Style and Bleach

Classes are over for June so I can share with you now what we got up to.  (A big thanks to Kirsty Brown for showing us this technique at convention along with the gorgeous card I based mine on.)

First up we did our technique book sample.   Each class we add a page or two to our technique books.  I just finished my second book so must grab a new one.  (Stay tuned for a covers class too for those girls who've begun a new book and who want to make a gorgeous cover.)

This technique book sample was embossed in black on Baja Breeze cardstock.  The 'painted with bleach' flowers turn a lovely white. 

Stamp Set: The very elegant Elements of Style (Find it on pg 99.)

And here was the card we made using the technique.  (This time the flowers were embossed using clear embossing powder.) 


We stamped the swirly image from the Elements Of Style set onto the base using Crumb Cake ink and sponged the edges.  I'm not sure if you can see in this pic but I also stamped the swirly image under the greeting (stamped off once first onto scrap paper so it wouldn't be too busy.)  There's some Melon Mambo edged with the Scallop Trim border punch tucked under our feature panel, plus a bow with our beautiful White Organza ribbon (pg 136.)  


I love the soft look of the bleached flowers on Regal Rose cardstock.


Now I must warn you - this technique is rather addictive!  The bleach reacts differently on the various colours, some turn white, some only change a little, some go a bit of an icky colour.  So do a test piece first.  I've been playing and trying different colours - love the card I did in Concord Crush.  Will save that for another day, along with our robot bleach card from June classes.

June 30 is fast approaching ...

Jack (4) reminded me (and the rest of us in the car) today that June was almost over. 

Jack looking at date on watch:  Tomorrow is HBA Crunch Time.

Us: What's that?

Jack: Crunch time for HBA is June 30th. 

Us: What is Crunch Time?

Jack: I think it is when you eat a crunchy thing.

Us: What is HBA?

Jack: It is the thing that is having the Crunch Time on June 30th.

Us: What happens after that?

Jack:  The government health time thing will hit hard.  (Slaps knee with fist to emphasise this important point.)

(Hmmm, someone's been watching the ads carefully!!)

June 30th is also the day the Extra Extra hostess promotion ends. 

If you or your craft buddies were planning a little splurge - get in touch before the end of tomorrow.  $110 in free product plus a Level 1 set for orders combining to $430.

Catch you soon!

Cheers, Sue



Hi Janine, I use one of the 5 x 5" art journals from Stampin' Up for my book, and decorate the front cover. Cheers, Sue

Janine jess

Hi Sue, can you tell me what type of book/album you use for your technique book please? I think it is a great idea! Thank you, Janine

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