Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Feel the Joy {Growing In Unity: Day 2}

Welcome to day 2 of my week as the Growing In Unity gal!

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Today I will be sharing two projects with you. Both feature the Feel the Joy Itty Bitty.

This first one is a card. I stamped the flowers from Feel the Joy with bleach. I used a heat gun to quickly process the images and then stamped the sentiment (from my All About Hope kit) to finish the card.
For the next one I created a bookmark - again stamping with an unusual "ink". I stamped the flowers from Feel the Joy with Elmer's school glue. Stamping with glue acts as a resist (similar to embossing). I then used a paintbrush to add some mists (first sprayed on a craft sheet), and then wiped away to reveal the resist image. When stamping with glue you won't get as crisp of an image as you will with heat embossing - but I love the effect.
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Supplies:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (
Feel the JoyAll About Hope); 
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black); 
Mist: Studio Calico (Mr. Huey's - Bluegrass, Mint Julep);
Other: Elmer's (School Glue); Clorox (Bleach);
Ribbon: May Arts (1/4" Silk Ribbon - SK-4-01);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

31 comments:

Kris B said...

Wow! I never knew you could stamp with glue! Do you let it dry overnight? Both your card and tag are beautiful, I love this set!

Denise Bryant said...

These are both so pretty! Love that flower stamp and the colors you used. I have stamped with bleach before, but never tried glue! Very nice looks on both of your projects!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous card! The bleach technique looks fantastic!

Jen said...

Gorgeous! Love the inking on your tag!

michib said...

What neat techniques - thanks for sharing.

Cazzy said...

Beautiful card, I am a bit hesitant to try bleach, I really should.

Julie Odil said...

I always love the way bleach looks, but I'm quite sure I'd ruin everything around me if I tried it. This is beautiful!

Kris said...

Love them both. Such unique "inks" you've used.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Adorable! I don't think I can read your blog that often. It gives me too many ideas.

Sue D said...

Great techniques on your projects!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Rachel B said...

Love it! I love the feel the jot flower in white! Gorgeous!

Rachel B said...

Love it! I love the feel the jot flower in white! Gorgeous!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful, especially loving the ombre effect on the bookmark!

Gaylynn said...

Gorgeous background with that beautiful flower. Love it in white with the turquoise. So pretty.

DoBea A. said...

These are beautiful Tifany!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Oh my. The colors are wonderful. I think you have inspired me to break out the bleach.

jengd said...

Simple and lovely! Gorgeous colors and fabulous technique!

Terri Burson said...

Those are both so pretty! I'm wondering how you apply the bleach to the stamp. Paintbrush, sponge? I will definitely have to try bleach. Love learning new tips.

cjs said...

These are two very interesting techniques that I have never heard of! I'll have to set aside some time to 'play'!

Lucy said...

Great techniques! I love the stamp! When stamping with glue, do you put a puddle of it down and tap your stamp in it? Or do you apply the glue with a brush?

jmahugger said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Jean said...

So pretty! LOVE the colors!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card and bookmark.

Katie S. said...

What a neat technique!! I will have to try this sometime! Thanks for sharing!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great projects! Love the resist techniques!

Karenladd said...

Loving the bleach stamping! I haven't used that technique in ages but now I'm inspired again!!

cghundley said...

Thanks for the tip
with the glue. Lovely
creations.
Carla from Utah

Kathy Popke said...

WoW!! I never knew you could stamp with glue. I will have to try this! What a wonderful gift this would be for a teacher. I need to buy this stamp set!!

Tifany said...

Comment from Heather Warren
(E-mailed to me because the comments weren't working for her.)

"Beautiful card ~ I love the sentiment. Love the color you chose for the bookmark."

SHartl said...

Wow, I never even though about using glue as a resist but what a great look! These tags are just so beautiful.

Cynthia said...

Lovely colors and great technique!