Accented Blooms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, StampinBJ.com, Video Techniques

Accented Blooms stamp set as you know is one of my favorites in the fabulous new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog.   When I look at stamp sets, I look at the imagery and I think about how many different techniques I could use with them.   Today, I am bringing back a blast from the past and sharing a bleaching technique.

I have to admit, bleaching is one of the oldest techniques I have ever done.  I remember trying bleaching before I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and that was over 15 years ago.  What I found was that it didn’t work so well on non-Stampin’ Up! cardstock.  Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock is solid color all the way through.

Accented Blooms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, StampinBJ.com, Video Techniques

For this card, I used a Bermuda Bay cardbase layer on the Thick Whisper White cardbase.   I embossed the Accented Blooms image with Silver embossing powder and then used household bleach to discolor inside the lines.

The greeting is stamped in Mint Macaron and punched out with the Tailored Tag punch.   I added a little Silver Metallic thread for an accent and voila – a gorgeous card!

Accented Blooms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, StampinBJ.com, Video Techniques

Each cardstock color will give you a little different look.  Here I used the new Lovely Lipstick color (a 2018-2020 In Color).  This one bleached out a little more white.

Accented Blooms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, StampinBJ.com, Video Techniques

I added the greeting in Blushing Bride with that Silver Metallic Thread again.  The embossing helps the bleach stay inside the lines.

Accented Blooms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, StampinBJ.com, Video Techniques

And finally, I used the Blueberry Bushel cardstock for this one.   Blueberry Bushel is one of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  You can see that this color bleaches out to a Bermuda Bay color.

Accented Blooms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, StampinBJ.com, Video Techniques

I changed it up a bit and used Gold Embossing powder and Gold Metallic Thread on this one.  Bermuda Bay ink was used for the greeting.

 

You will love this quick video and the tips I am sharing on perfecting this easy technique!   I hope you give it a thumbs up and a share!

Which color of card is your favorite?   If you were to try a different color, what color would you try?

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Product List

Accented Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Accented Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Blueberry Bushel 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Silver Foil Sheets

Gold Foil Sheets

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

Versamark Pad

Tailored Tag Punch

Silver Metallic Thread

Gold Metallic Thread

Stampin' Dimensionals

Heat Tool

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder

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