Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bleached Manhattan Flower

This card started with a challenge from an SUO Challenges blog.  Their latest challenge was to use the Big Shot.  Now I'm the last demonstrator on the planet who doesn't own the Big Shot, but my downline Rhonda has a Cuttlebug and a couple of the embossing folders.  (She hooked me up with some more embossed stuff on Friday night.  Thanks, Rhonda!)  So I already had this embossed image from the Manhattan Flower embossing folder.  The cardstock is Elegant Eggplant, so I was trying to figure out what I could do with it to make the embossing stand out.  Suddenly I thought of bleach!  What if I painted the inside with bleach?  I didn't think to take a picture of what it looked like, but the bleached part turned pink.  Of course it was uneven and had some purple still in it, so I decided to color it with Melon Mambo marker.  I think the unevenness of the bleaching gives it a little depth.  I'm happy with it!
Then came the hard part--what to do with the flower!   I wanted the flower to stand out, so I ended up using a Crumb Cake cardbase.  I stamped a couple of the flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral in Eggplant and Melon then added some crochet trim and a piece of Eggplant cardstock.
Supplies: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral; Paper: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant; Ink: Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant; Accessories: bleach, aquapainter, Manhattan Flower embossing folder, crochet trim, scallop trim border punch, pearls
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature


Deb said...

Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges! Beautiful card. I like the effect that the bleach and marker had on the large flower. It makes for an interesting look.

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love how you bleached the recessed areas of the embossing!! Clever :-) Beautiful card!

Superglew! said...

Aha! Bleach + MM marker. Now I get it; thanks for the deets.

Kathy W said...

I like how you cut embossed flower out, maybe Santa should bring a you a big shot!

Melina said...

love the addition of the lace.

thanks so much for joining us at SUO Challenges :)

Cindy Coutts said...

Lovely card Jana and great colors. Thank you so much for participating with us at Stampin' Up! Only Challenges and we hope to see you on October 5 for our next challenge. God bless and have a great day!