It's time for our first challenge of 2017 at Cardz 4 Guyz, and our theme is Up, Up and Away so we want to see something like planes, airships, balloons or kites on your work.
For my cards I've used a vintage balloon card from Crafty Individuals. I tried it with two shades of blue to see which I preferred, and not only did I like them both, but I thought they worked best of all when I swapped the images and backgrounds between the two blues, so you've ended up with two cards from me!
I've used cheap household bleach - not the extra thick sort - to make my cards. First I made the backgrounds by cutting the card to size and then using a small spray bottle to lightly spritz with bleach. Then I stamped the image onto more card, using a black Versafine pad, and heat embossed with clear powder. I used a waterbrush filled with bleach to paint over areas where I wanted to remove the colour.
After spritzing and/or painting, the work needs to be set aside for an hour or so to allow the bleach time to develop. It's always a good idea to test the bleach on a scrap of the card you plan to use because it has a different effect on each different card, even two sheets of the same colour from different manufacturers. You can see here that the lighter blue card has lost a lot more colour than the dark, but with some other cards the bleach makes it change colour completely - I have one green card that bleaches to pink!
I would like to share this with:
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