SQSC45 Entry

I love these challenges!!  :)  Talk about making you think out of the box!

Here is this week's challenge:

SQSC-002
SQSC45 ***
http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/

***I found it funny that after going back to SQSC's website to get a copy of the image for this challenge layout for this post, I noticed another entry also used the same Lovely as a Tree stamp set... Just a coincidence, I promise!  I don't scroll down on purpose when looking at the challenge layout because I really believe in coming up with my own ideas, but I think it's great that the layout inspired two individuals to use the same stamp set!  :)
After all this heat we've been having, I long for Autumn.  I just wish we could skip right over Summer as it is my least favorite season (yet here I am living in the desert of Southern California!), but cardmaking and challenges allow me to think ahead... WAY ahead!  :)  So a Fall-themed card is what I did!

Have you ever used bleach as an ink?  Give it a try!  But be sure to be in a well-ventilated area.  Put a folded paper towel on a plastic or styrofoam plate and pour enough bleach over it to soak the towel.  After that, choose the stamp you want to use and lightly tap the stamp on the paper towel... stamp onto your cardstock and let it dry or dry with a heat tool to speed things up and watch your image appear! (Clean your rubber stamp right away to remove the bleach)  The image might be a bit blotchy, so what I do is go back with a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamp over the dried image in a dark color.  The effect is stunning and unique!  

Stamp Set:
Lovely as a Tree

Paper and Ink:
Early Espresso, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake cardstock
Early Espresso Stamp Pad

Accessories:
5/8" Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
Bleach, Paper towel and plastic plate
Corner Punch
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig


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