Friday, August 11, 2017


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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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 ; )

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