Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm heading to Iowa

I have a fun-filled day planned for tomorrow. I'm traveling to Iowa for a Shoebox Swap. This is the third such event I've had the privilege of attending. I always come away with fantastic cards, new friends, and great ideas for future projects.

This is the card I created to take to the Shoebox Swap. I used a new-to-me technique (I just learned how to do it this week). I stamped the image from a retired SU stamp set called Summer By the Sea on SU Brocade Blue paper, then bleached the image area with a Aqua Pen filled with household bleach. After it had time to dry, I colored the image using a water-filled Aqua Pen and SU Watercolor Crayons. It creates a soft and delicate image.

Add to that some delicate sponging to the background cardstock (Brocade Blue ink or Brocade Blue paper, so it is a very subtle effect). I used my EK Success tree border punch to create two layers of tree line in the background. Some multi-colored ribbon adds some pizzazz.

I hope the Iowa Shoebox ladies will have as much fun making this card as I did.


Sandra MacLean said...

Very, very sweet Jeanette! Enjoy the shoebox swap! :) ((hugs))

Gael said...

That is a neat technique, I am sure they are going to love it! Have fun!!!

MiamiKel said...

love love love this - hopefully you can recreate this lil beauty in one of our swaps sometime! (or I have to make a long, long roadtrip to your shoebox swaps, lol!) :)

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Very very sweet! I love this card and your technique is amazing! BEAUTIFUL!

Lorie said...

Very pretty, and a great technique!! Hope you had fun at the swap!

Susan said...

Very pretty card! I've tried stamping an outline image with bleach, but not coloring with it!

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