Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: TECHNIQUE: Bleach Out - Baby Girl Card

Thursday, March 6, 2008

TECHNIQUE: Bleach Out - Baby Girl Card

Yeah! I have had my first technique class and we did the "Bleach Out" technique. Here is the baby girl card we did using the following supplies:


  • Buggies and Booties (retired)


  • N/A


  • Pretty in Pink
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper

Stampin' Up! Accessories

  • Chocolate Satin Ribbon
  • Vintage Brads (or use from Antiquee Brass Hodgepodge Hardware)
  • Cutters Kit (Distressor)
  • Dimensionals

My Personal Tips and Instructions:

For best results:

  • Use a stamp that has several fine lines, such as Buggies and Booties (retired), Symbols of Salvation (retired), Bloomin’ Beautiful (new Occasions Mini 2008 catalog), From the Garden (Hostess Set), Thoughts of Father, Pretty Peony, Fruit Stand, Lovely as a Tree, Morning Soft, Noble Deer, Wildlife Reserve, Spring Song, Winds of Grace, Seaside, Touch of Nature.
  • Use light color cardstock (not designer series paper). It does work on dark color cardstock but not as well.


  • On desired cardstock, use the Embossing Buddy where you want to stamp your image. Using the Versa Mark pad, stamp your image (stamp) in it, and then on the desired cardstock.
  • Cover in Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Heat with Heat Gun.
  • Use paintbrush and dip in bleach. In the stamped image, cover the areas which you would like “bleached out”. Start with a small amount of water first, you can always go over it again and again to add more “bleaching out”.
  • Complete the rest of your card as desired.

Supplies Needed for this Technique:

  • Embossing Buddy
  • Versa Mark Pad
  • Heat Gun
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Bleach (Clorox or other household bleach)
  • Paint Brush

Tutorial from SplitCoastStampers: