Welcome to another edition of the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop. We are featuring one of my favorite stamp sets, Summer Silhouettes. If you arrived here from Heidi Baks's blog, then you are in the right place. Isn't she amazing?! If this is your first stop, that is ok because the Blog Hop goes full circle. Just follow the links.
Disclaimer: The Blog Hop officially begins Monday, July 7th, but we like to get the kinks out of the links first, so don't get discouraged.
I purchased this set when it was first released because I loved the "dandelion" images. I do not like dandelions in my yard, but I love dandelion stamps. Fun childhood memories I guess.
For my cards I used an old technique - Bleaching. And I kept them fairly simple. I added an explanation on bleaching later in this post.
This second card was also done with bleach and then stamped again with Baked Brown Sugar ink. I used the same color card stock because I mainly wanted to show how color stamped over a bleached image works too.
To stamp with Bleach, I fold a paper towel in quarters and put it on a paper plate. Then I poured a little bleach onto the paper towel and let it spread. This is your "ink" pad. Tap the stamp lightly into the bleach and stamp on the card stock. Repeat as necessary. CLEAN your stamp thoroughly and IMMEDIATELY. Depending on the card stock it takes a few minutes for the full effect. Magic!
All supplies are Stampin' Up! except the bleach.
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants, A Dozen Thoughts
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White Craft
Other: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Round Punch, Banner Framelits, Big Shot, White Embossing Powder, dimensionals
* Bleach, Paper Towel, Paper Plate
Now it is time to go to the next blog which happens to be Ann Schach's blog. She is crazy creative (in a good way).