Wednesday, 8 February 2012

This is Love!

The current Happydaze challenge is Love - A technique you love to use so I thought I would make my better half a Valentine card, using one of my favourite techniques which is stamping in bleach.

I started with  My Minds Eye Union Square, Beautiful Day paper, then I used some white card and covered it with barn door distress ink, rubbing the pad straight on the paper as I find it takes ages buffing with a foam pad on a large area. Then I folded a sheet of kitchen roll into a square and put it on a plate with a small amount of bleach to act as a stamp pad. I stamped a script stamp randomly across the paper, which removes the distress ink and creates a contrasting effect. I used the heat tool to dry, then I buffed some more distress ink to tone it down  a touch as it was a little to bright. I stamped Lost Coast Designs Cupid stamp in archival ink on top and die cut, Then buffed a some black soot DI around the edges and finished with a gold pen. I used Catslife press this is love stamp for the sentiment.

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Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Gorgeous vintage beauty!!!


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Paula, this is just beautiful. I'm sure DH will adore it!! That bleach effect behind the Cupid stamp is so subtle and make for a gorgeous effect! Brilliant!

Netty said...

Saw your beautiful card on Happy Daze, its gorgeous. x

Maria said...

This is so beautiful Paula, I love the effect of the bleach stamping. Maria x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful and romantic card, love all the details. It's perfect for Valentine's day.

Daniele said...

just simply stunning

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Paula, love the stamping with bleach. Sue C x

Sharon xx said...

Stunning card Paula, love the red and the technique is one I havent tried so I am going to have a little try of that one in the future. Gorgeous
Thanks for sharing
Sharon xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula. This is simply delicious!! Really interested in your bleaching technique. TFS.
Regards Florence xx

Brenda Brown said...

You are so creative Paula, I just love the design, the composition and the bleach stamping is gorgeous.
hugs {brenda} xox