Friday, August 11, 2017

Friendship

The challenge theme at CAS-ual Fridays is Friendship and what better stamp set to use than the Girlfriend set from CAS-ual Fridays.




I used a technique called faux bleaching that Catherine Pooler shared and you can see HERE. It's super easy and so much fun!

Here's a close-up of the 'bleaching' that's done with water - I know right! Water! Easy and no chemical smell - a win, win! Just sponge on the ink and then spritz your stamp with a little water and hold for a couple of seconds so as to give the bleaching effect.


I also used the dotted circle stamp from another CAS-ual Fridays set called 
Big Thanks. I love how they look together.

When I was trying to decide which colors to use on this card I remembered that a couple of months ago on StampNation we talked about unexpected color combos. I decided to close my eyes, reach into my Catherine Pooler inks and which ever 3 colors I grabbed would be the ones I used.  

I love how the 'bleaching' created a shadow for the friend die cut.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

supplies:
cardstock: Whisper White Thick (SU), Basic Black (SU)
CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets: Girlfriend, Big Thanks, Snowy Sayings 
CP Design inks: Rockin' Red, Tutti Frutti, Flirty Fuchsia, Midnight
accessories: stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), baker's twine (dollar store)


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14 comments:

  1. Ooooo! This is just drenched with lovely vibrant color! Gorgeous!

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  2. Gorgeous card Susan!! I feel a CASE coming on. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  3. Love this fabulous card, the colours, the technique and those gorgeous stamps x

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  4. I love that technique!! What a great card you created with so many layers by using the bleach and stamping! Thanks for sharing your card with everyone at the Casual Fridays Friendship Challenge.

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  5. Very cool card! I remember seeing this technique from Catherine and so happy to see you recreate it! Beautiful colors too! Thanks for playing along with our CAS-ual Friday's challenge!

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  6. Such a beautiful card! Those colors are perfect together

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  7. Pretty card all around. Love all that color!!! So very eye catching and I really like the technique you used and how you chose the color ; )

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  8. Bold and beautiful! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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