Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blast from the past!!

Happy Thursday!  Amy here today via the Market Street Stamps blog with a technique from your past!  This was one of the first techniques I learned when I began stamping many moons ago.  Stamping with bleach.  Yes, it's messy.  Yes, it's smelly.  But it's FUN!  I wanted to use the Blast Off stamp set and have the perfect occasion to give this card away this weekend to our neighbor boy for his birthday!    I thought this stamp set lended itself well to using bleach with those star images!


Stamping with bleach gives your image a fun distressed look.  Do not expect it to turn out like traditional ink because it won't.  I simply poured a bit of bleach on a paper towel lined plate.  After stamping my stars, I just watched as the bleach took the color away from my cardstock and whalaa!  It's like magic!  Have any of you tried this technique?  I'd love to hear about it! 

{BLAST OFF}
Stamps:  Blast Off (Market Street Stamps)
Paper:  Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise, and SS White (all PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc:  Copics (YR68, Y38, Y35, B95, Colorless Blender, C1, B99), Foam Tape, Gellyroll Glitter Pen (Sakura), Bleach

11 comments:

Annette said...

love this card... I really do like the distressed look...

Jen Carter said...

This looks so fun!! I have never tried the bleach with stamps...is it ok for clear stamps? Very cute card and the special boy will love it!!

Jinny Newlin said...

It's been such a long time since I've done this technique! Thanks for the reminder! And those stars are PERFECT for it! Too cute!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

What cool effect! Never tried it so thanks for the tip I'll let you know when and if I give it a shot (-:. Your card is super!

Lindsay said...

Such a fun look Amy! I personally, would be scared to death to break out the bleach! I would have spots everywhere! lol!

Karen B. said...

Fun technique, and so perfect for this stamp set. What a great look. I did it a long long time ago!

Joyce said...

Great card. You are a brave woman. I have banned bleach from my house, after too many spots on my dark towels and tee shirts.

Lynn said...

So cool...I have never tried that before...will have to give it a go! Love the look!

I'm Renee said...

This card is so COOL!!
And I've never tried bleach before...
and have to agree that those stars are perfect for this...
but is it safe for clear stamps because I do love the effect!
Fabulous card! :)

Brandi said...

How creative to stamp with bleach! I bet the smell is overpowering though. LOL! I love this blast off stamp though, it is too cute!

Laurie said...

Those stars look amazing! I haven't stamped with bleach in years! This card is adorable!

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