07 May, 2019

Floral Blooming

I made this for the May cardswap within the NZ cardmakers group.  The topic is to use the bleach-an-image technique (as seen at Splitcoaststampers).

The peach flower is stamped with Versamark and clear embossed, the purple flower is stamped on dark blue card and embossed with black, the leaves stamped and embossed in dark green with clear embossing.  Then the bleach is applied within the embossed areas to get the desired effect.  After it's dry, coloured pencils are used to  give depth and shade. The blue flower and the leaves are cut out and attached with foam tape for a 3D look.  I also flicked a little bit of bleach on the coloured card to get a sprinkled look.  The sentiment is gold embossed.  The amazing thing is that when the bleach is applied the card can become a very different colour.

Floral Stamps: magazine freebie
Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie
EF: Craft Concepts
Coloured pencils, bleach.
Shared on challenges:
addicted-to-stamps-174-stamped flowers
creatalicious-162-anything-goes-with flowers
die-cut-divas-flowers-all-year-round-in-may EF


Dawn T said...

Beautiful Carol. I love this technique. Your flowers look amazing.

Arlene said...

WOW, Eye-catching and lovely. So glad you could join the Flower challenge at Die Cut Divas.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the vibrant colouring on the purple flower and great stamp and bleach technique on the peach flower-have never tried this technique
carol x

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
Anneke DT

Cindy C. said...

Carol these blooms are so pretty!! Thanks for playing along our May Flowers challenge at a2z.

Jackie C said...

This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again! Jackie DT member.

Tone K. said...

Beautiful card! I really like the big flowers and the gold text :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

TracyM #6773 said...

Blooming BEAUTIFUL card!
LOVE your flowers, colours, textures and layers! Love this technique too, it's still waiting on my to-try list!
Thank You for joining our Anything Goes with Team Lou challenge at the Southern Girls Challenge :)

Alina Florea said...

Very beautiful card! Thank you for entering our challenge over at Brown Sugar! Alina DT

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Carol..I love the embossed background with your beautiful flowers too...
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Addicted to Stamps..


Karen L K said...

The flowers are so pretty and your coloring looks great! Thanks for sharing the tips and information about using bleach. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

Betta said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! I love those flowers!!!
Thanks so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge. Hope you participate in our next!!
Bettascrap DT

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Lovely card; the flowers are so pretty! Thank you for joining the Dare 2B Artzy May Challenge! -Tasha

CraftyNatalie said...

Great design. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…