Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bleachy Bones

As promised I present another bleach card.  I saw this stamp set at Michael's and had to have it, of course.  With my 50% off coupon it was only $2.00!  It is made by Recollections and called Haunted.  I tried embossing in white on black cardstock, but it looked globby.  Then I embossed it black on black cardstock, but when I painted with bleach it didn't turn the paper white.  I am sure it was the paper.  I decided to try stamping and embossing in black on Rich Razzleberry.  Oh yes, that worked nicely!

Any little bleach overspills were nicely cleaned up with a Rich Razzleberry marker.  You can't even tell where I "cleaned up" my lines - promise.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I don't think it turned out too bad.  Of course it is much better IRL. - Heidi

Friday, September 20, 2013

Swing cards, baby!

Don't get me wrong, I love Stampin' Up.  I was about to buy the new Circle Card Thinlits Die when I discovered that I could make a swing card on my Silhouette Cameo.  Instead of spending 30 some dollars I simply spent 99 cents! YIPEE!  Check out what I made.

I used the retired Sail Away stamp on the outside and the sentiment "go confidently in the direction of your dreams" stamp on the inside.  This would make a nifty guy graduation card.

For this card I used the Giant Pumpkin stamp by Hero Arts that I picked up at Goodwill.  I stamped the pumpkin in Versamark on Only Orange cardstock.  Then I heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  Now here's the cool part - I painted with bleach and water to make the yellow parts of the pumpkin.  It looks awesome and really pops.  I have been using a lot of bleach lately as you'll see in my next post.  For the inside I bought a scallop circle for the Cameo and cut it out and glued it in.  I LOVE how easy and quick and CHEAP it is to get designs for the Cameo.  No cartridges to buy!  Have an awesome night  - Heidi