Monday, 6 February 2012

This is love By Paula Tidman

The current Happydaze challenge is Love - A technique you love to use so I thought I would make my better half a Valentine card, using one of my favourite techniques which is stamping in bleach.

I started with  My Minds Eye Union Square, Beautiful Day paper, then I used some white card and covered it with barn door distress ink, rubbing the pad straight on the paper as I find it takes ages buffing with a foam pad on a large area. Then I folded a sheet of kitchen roll into a square and put it on a plate with a small amount of bleach to act as a stamp pad. I stamped a script stamp randomly across the paper, which removes the distress ink and creates a contrasting effect. I used the heat tool to dry, then I buffed some more distress ink to tone it down  a touch as it was a little to bright. I stamped Lost Coast Designs Cupid stamp in archival ink on top and die cut, Then buffed a some black soot DI around the edges and finished with a gold pen. I used Catslife press this is love stamp for the sentiment.

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  1. Paula this is so lovely :D I ahve never used bleach yet, must give it a try :D
    Julie xx

  2. It's a lovely card Paula, I'm sure your husband will love it! x

  3. A stunning card with incredible techniques.

  4. Beautiful card Paula, am sure your hubby will love it. x

  5. Lovely a great combination of die cuts and stamping, the Lost coast cupid looks gorgeous. x


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