Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Magic Of Christmas Card- bleach stamping technique

bleach stamping, card, Cheery Lynn, Christmas, ideas, inner thoughts, Just Rite, JustRite, lacey circles, moroccan lattice, scallopped circles, Spellbinders, to make, vintage labels,

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my bright and festive Christmas card!  Don't you just enjoy making Christmas cards?  I do hope your Christmas card stash is quickly building or is complete.

close up of bleached snowflake
This card involved a new technique for me: stamping with bleach.  The bleach technique is the challenge this week at JustRite.  At first I was apprehensive- I don't even keep bleach in the house so stamping with it was a huge leap.  I decided to go with a light background (baby blue) and it was bleach stamped using a snowflake from JustRite stamp set Christmas Vintage Labels One.  On top of that I used JR background stamp Moroccan Lattice with Archival Brilliance pad in Pearlescent Poppy and clear heat embossed.  Next I placed a white doily die cut from Cheery Lynn (French Pastry) . Baby blue card stock was die cut from Spellbinders Lacey Circles and then white from Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles.  The sentiment is from JustRite stamp set Christmas Inner Thoughts.  The red velvet ribbon I purchased last year and the bling...oh the bling...they are all my pretties I have saved for a long time (like the faux diamond broach) and finally decided to use.  I was hesitant at first to use all of the pretties but they really do look happy together.  :)

Thanks again for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
JustRite, Stamp with bleach
Inspired by Stamping, Crochet trim or ribbon
613 Avenue, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Sister Act, AG
Cheery Lynn, NonTraditional Christmas Colors
Crafts4Eternity, Glitter and Sparkle
Paper Crafting Journey, Bling it Up
Love to Create, 3 of favorite embellishments (button, metal bling, flower)
Challenges 4 Everybody, AG
Addicted to Stamps, Embossing
CHNC, November Challenge
ABC Winter Challenge Blog, Winter Wishes
Use It Tuesday, AG
Sweet Stamps, Holidays
Shopping Our Stash, Holiday or Winter


  1. This is gorgeous!! I love the design!! The embellishments you used are fabulous!! Your bleaching technique is awesome!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Beautiful card! You did a great job with the technique. Guess you will have to keep a little bleach around for future projects. Love your focal grouping, it is so pretty and so nicely composed. Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!

  3. Beautiful card, very classy color combination. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  4. I love this technique you used's looks wonderful! The doily die in white amongst all the other lovely elements is so fabulous! Thanks for playing along in this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge! -Karen

  5. Wow, this is beautiful ! And good for you for trying the new technique , it came out beautifully !


  6. wow! I am going to have to check out this technique! this is an absolutely beautiful card!

  7. What a GORGEOUS Christmas card, Kathy Jo, and you used so many fabulous techniques! LOVE this!!!

  8. BEAUTIFUL Kathy Jo! This color combo is very striking AND festive! Thanks for joining us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  9. Such a beautiful card! Love the colors you used! LOVE the sentiment!! Thank you for joining the challenge at and good luck!

  10. I like the look of the bleach stamping, that's very creative! thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps challenge.

  11. Oh my what a stunning Christmas card love the softness the bleaching gave on the pale blue and those gems are to die for .

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.I am new follower.of ur blog and just saw d page where u have posted ur justrite collection. U really have made an amazing collection...all full of inspiration.

  13. stunning card
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  14. I've never tried the bleaching technique Kathy Jo…this is just beautiful!! So glad you shared with us at Sweet Stamps! Happy Holidays to you!!

  15. oh I really love this card! It is so pretty and the embellishments really set it off!
    Thanks for joining our AG challenge at use it tuesday this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  16. Absolutely lovely. Wonderful embellishments and one of my favourite colour combinations. Thanks for joining us as the Sister Act Card Challenge this week! Sheena B.

  17. Wow! This is BEAUTIFUL! I love your FUN Design and the color palette is one of my favorites!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Thanksgiving Weekend!! ;)

  18. Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at IBS :)

  19. You ARE brave! I too don't keep bleach in the house since whenever I do it ends up where it doesn't belong (always the black clothes...WHY???). It gives such a gorgeous soft effect on your card - and what perfect embellishments you chose!

  20. This is excellent love t ha t it is simple yet so stunning. thanks for joining us at check next week for a new challenge

  21. This is sooo pretty! I love the colors and the doily. So beautiful! Thanks for joining us. Hugs, Joanna

  22. Lovely card. I really like that JR Moroccan background stamp. It is really pretty in red.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  23. Oh my gosh!! Your card is gorgeous!!
    So many fab elements & it all came together so beautifully!! Well done!! Xo

  24. Such a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps Challenges! Hope you will join in our next challenge as well! Hugs - *Vicki* - ATS DT

  25. I love a classic colour combo... thanks for joining us Cheery Lynn this week for our challenge

  26. You did a sensational job with the bleaching technique. Your card is lovely. This is something I must check out. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  27. Thanks for entering this delightful card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

  28. Very Beautiful Card!! Thank you for sharing with TTCRD This week.

  29. Beautiful card! I love every element of it! Thanks for using all your "pretties" from your stash and joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week.

  30. such an elegant and lovely project for Christmas! THANKS for sharing at Use it Tuesday


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