I started by embossing my sentiment my central circle and my corners with black onto an orange paper. After bleaching the paper with a paint brush, the embossing turned to a wonderful chocolate brown that seems more like embossed leather. I'm definitely going to be doing that again. The orange paper turned from to cream with bits of orange showing through - lovely. Next I stamped by background paper using the same embossing technique but onto gold paper. The gold turned to a wonderful yellow with different shades showing through.
The next step was to cut the intricate circle from dark green paper and to bleach that as well. It turned a beautiful shade of yellow green that worked well with the other bleached papers.
I knew when I began this card that I was going to want to add leaves to the circle so I cut some using Spellbinder leaf dies and then stenciled them with the bleach. Finally I added some cream vines that were distressed with old paper distress ink and also a solid circle under the green frame to showcase their lovely design.
I then mounted the image onto a piece of cream cardstock that had been dry embossed and distressed and added the corners. The corners are popped and rounded to give it a really neat dimensional look. The final layer is the dark green I began the leaves with to echo the green in the leaft and to contrast with the bleach affect.
Here is a closeup of the central focus. You can see the shades of color and the dimensions better.
Overall, I am tickled pink with this technique and plant to use it again soon.
This card is being entered into JustRite Stamps Challenge #JRC110
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