So here is one of my most favorite in the world stamp sets, Simply Soft….it’s a hostess set and will only be available thru May… you might wanna have your own workshop just to GET it! I used the brush bleach technique on this card…I embossed the flowers in black and then bleached all the flower petals with an old blender pen dipped in bleach….then I accented with a white gel pen. I also distressed a lot, every layer of this baby. Did I ever tell you my famous bleach workshop story?? I went to a brand new hostess’s house, walked thru the door and spilled bleach on her carpet? That’s the condensed version of my story….it was NOT exactly the highlight of my demonstrator Stampin’ UP career… a matter of fact if I didnt’ quit that night I never will! I had screwed the top on the bleach bottle so hard to make sure it was on there tight that I cracked the lid It ended up a wonderful workshop, and that lady has remained a customer over the years…..and I mostly bleach in the privacy of my own home. Did I mention one of the chairs in my stamp room has the bleach technique on it’s upholstered seat? Yep, some lessons you never really learn. Bwahahahahahahaha…..go order you some Stampin’UP, click on my 24/7 button and get you a Simply Soft set before it’s gone FOREVER!!!! (it’s the best!) Oh happy day, this set sings to me!!! Until next time…….Karen

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  • Jen Timko
    March 7, 2012

    And that, my friend, is why I am afraid to try this technique! Your card may make me change my mind. After seeing this in the team gallery, I pulled out this stamp to use while at Cindy Elam's house. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration!

  • Kim Stathakos
    March 7, 2012

    Karen, this is absolutely stunning…..and your story is hysterical, lol

  • Carol Dee
    March 7, 2012

    Love the card, Am terrified of bleach!!!! I did use this set on my valentine's cards. Very pretty.

  • nwilliams6
    March 7, 2012

    Karen, I am been sitting her laughing at your bleach story (I bet the full story is even better). I am laughing because I have some stories that would rival it (not about bleach but about ink, paint, water, etc.). Your card is really stunning – love that green and that distressing. You could make any stamp set be the "in" stamp set that we all want – you just add some bleach, or some gel pen, or some type of thing we would never think of and we all clamoring to buy it. What talent you have! TFS the story and the tip about tiny image bleaching.

  • Cindy
    March 8, 2012

    This card is simply GORGEOUS, Karen, but oh heavens, what a horrible feeling you must have had when the bleach hit the carpet at your hostess' home!!! Personally, I'm not askeered of bleaching, but then I haven't tried it outside of my stamp room!

  • Wanda Cullen
    March 22, 2012

    LOVE this technique with this image…gorgeous result! You know how to sell SU with your over the top great projects! I've been enabled by your cards more than once – lol!

  • ateliersdeval
    April 17, 2012

    I love it !