Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day Two of Try Outs!

Well, here is my second try out card. It is quite different from the ideas I had swirling but that's the fun of seeing where you end up right?!! This time we were given a sample card and told to basically use it for inspiration. To get the image of the tree I "inked" my stamp with bleach (be sure to rinse your stamp with water if you do this!) then stamped. It took a few tries until I got it right. The color that comes from bleach on Soft Suede is a near perfect match to More Mustard so that is how I came up with the card base color.

The strip of DSP is from Autumn Traditions. Stapled on some ribbon to keep it simple and distressed the edges a bit. That's it.
Hope you like it. Here is the inside. I stamped the tree again, then using my In Color markers I colored this sentiment from Holidays & Wishes (retired) to make a gradation effect that is all the rage right now I guess. If you try this be sure to do the lightest color (Crushed Curry here) first, then gradually go darker so as to not ruin your makers. I just did the Curry in the center then the top is Dusty Durango and the bottom is Soft Suede. Man I love having In Color markers!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
SUO Supplies
Stamps: Branch Out, Stem Silhouettes (retired), Holidays & Wishes (retired)
Colors: Soft Suede, More Mustard
Accessories: Soft Suede dotted grosgrain, stapler, Autumn Traditions DSP, bleach, white ink, distressing tool, keytag punch, In Color markers


  1. oooo, I LOVE this one too. very unique. more great work!

  2. This is so great! I love the reverse of the tree on the inside, brilliant!

  3. Your card is totally adorable!, and I love the bright colors!! Stunning work!!
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  4. Kristin,

    I have been out of commission for quite awhile with a back injury & was going through your blog today that has been sitting in my inbox forever. Yes, I'm going all the way back into August. LOL! I just can't help myself, your creations are awesome!

    Curious on the technique of using bleach for stamping. Could you enlighten me?

    Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
    Ann :)


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