Best Wishes for FMS329

Hello Everyone!

Thank You for peeking in for Today’s Card!

As you all know, I hold a Class the first Wednesday of the Month

at the Activity Center, where I live…our next meeting is April 4th.

We will be doing the ‘bleach’ technique!

In setting up the materials for this project, I realized my Cards (Yes there are 2!)

were perfect for this Sketch Challenge for

Freshly Made Sketches #329


Here is the Challenge!

FMS 329

Here are the Cards, my takes on the Sketch Challenge!


The First Card!


I kept this real simple! I used Tangerine Tango for the Butterfly and

using my Aqua Painter, filled with bleach, I brushed over the wings, except

for the centers of the 4 wings! It faded it to a yellow tinge, so I used

Daffodil Delight for the card base! The orange wasn’t too predominant,

I used the Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon to accent what

orange was left on the Butterfly!


Here is the inside!


Clean and Simple and plenty of space for a personal note!

I had to stamp an envelope to match!


So Cute!


Card # 2


I used Pear Pizzazz for a Card base for this card! After the bleaching,

the butterfly was blue and greenish! I started with Pacific Point for the

blue butterfly…the bleaching seemed to turn it a yellowish-green!

That is why I went with the Pear Pizzazz…I tried Lemon Lime Twist, nope!

Here is the inside, same as Card #1


Lots of space for that personal note!


And, I did stamp an envelope to match!


The envelope’s aren’t going to be included to the class,

they are for my personal use after the class is finished!

I had to have samples to show the Ladies the results!


Here is the list of Stock and Measures:


Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, card bases

– both 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ score @ 4 1/4″ fold in half on the score

Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, to stamp and heat emboss butterfly’s onto 4″ X 4″

-after heat embossing, then bleaching, after dry, trim the butterfly’s out

Whisper White-inside panel, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Stamp Sets:

Petal Palette-greeting

Beautiful Day-butterfly, inside sentiment

Garden In Bloom-butterfly on envelope

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads:

Calypso Coral-envelope butterfly outline

So Saffron-envelope butterfly filler color

Pacific Point-envelope butterfly outline

Pear Pizzazz-envelope butterfly filler color

Other Stamp Pads:

Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad-greeting, inside sentiment

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad-stamping for pre-heat embossing


Heat Tool-for heat embossing

Aqua Painter-filled with bleach for brushing over cardstock

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder-for heat embossing


Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon-one of the SAB freebies!

Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon-one of the SAB freebies! The ribbons are in a 3 pack!

(Smoky Slate Shimmer Ribbon is also included in the 3 pack!)


The Bleaching Technique

Select a mid to dark cardstock color.

Stamp a large open image in VersaMark.

Sprinkle with Stampin’ Embossing Powder

Heat Emboss to set the image. Let cool.

Using an Aqua Painter filled with bleach,

brush gently over the areas you want to ‘bleach out’.

Go slow and do complete coverage of those areas!

Let dry completely (you can use the Heat Tool to speed up drying!)

Fussy-cut the ‘bleached’ image out and attach to your card base of choice!


Here are my Cards, again!

I do like how these turned out…I used the ‘non-splash’ bleach.

I need to find out if ‘plain’ bleach works the same way!

So what do you think?

I have to say, the bleach smell isn’t bad at all…I was pleasantly surprised by that!

Is there a difference in bleaches?

I don’t know, I haven’t tried…Have any of you?

Let me know how, or if there is a difference in what bleach you use!

Until the next Post…Blessings and FUN techniques to you ALL!

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