Monday, June 11, 2012

SweetStamps #69: Bleach

Hi Sweet Sweets-
Today at SweetStamps we have a fun challenge for you.
I have used this technique maybe once or twice before, so I knew that I was going to love revisiting it this week. 
This weeks challenge is to use:
That’s right bleach!!!  You can use it to color in an entire image or use it to highlight certain parts of an image. Here is a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers HERE and HERE
Here is my sample:
The butterfly has been stamped on kraft cardstock. Then with a small paint brush and a very small amount of bleach colored in the open spaces. So the bleach then turned the kraft cardstock yellow.  There is no residual smell of bleach once it has dried!!!
This is a box card that I made using another tutorial found on Splitcoaststampers HERE. I was on a hunt for doing something fresh, so I went to Splitcoaststampers was the place for me!!  LOL
I love the way that this all came together, but there is more.
There is a little something inside once you remove the belly band and open up the box.
So what do you think?  Very cool huh!!!
If you have never tried this technique before, I really encourage you to try it.  It is loads of fun, but a word of advice.  Add a dot of bleach to the cardstock you intend to use first, before stamping on a whole piece.  That way you don’t waste cardstock and you know if you like the color or not.
Join our weekly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLink at the end of the post. Please do not link to your main blog, we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to the SweetStamps blog.
Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including SweetStamps). You must link back to SweetStamps to your blog post. 
Next week's challenge #69 is:
(Use microbeads to embellish)
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #114
Stamp and Create June Challenge
MIM #93
PaperPlay Challenge Week 23



  1. I love your cards - the colors are so pretty together and I love all of the detail. Saw you on MIM.

  2. Beautifully done- love the color that is left when the bleach was applied. Love the gift card design too.

  3. this is gorgeous Calypso. Looks so elegant.Love the authentique paper.
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  4. Lovely card. Like the yellowcolour you used.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  5. What a beautiful gift card holder, love it!! Great colors used!!

  6. Love your cards Calypso. The yellow is so pretty! Great job!!

  7. Awesome gift holders! I love the bleached butterfly on the kraft cardstock, and the yellow cs and dp match beautifully!

  8. These are beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry for a second at our second prize!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  9. fab cards, love the combo
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

  10. WOW love your design and how the butterfly turned out when you bleached it.

  11. Oh my goodness these are beautiful!I love the Colors you used and the beautiful papers

  12. WOW!! Love your card!!! Your butterfly is simply gorgeous, love the how you matched it up with the perfect papers!! Gorgeous gift card holder Calypso!!

  13. So very pretty, love the yellow and gorgeous butterflies..what a fabulous project.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx