Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bleached Snow

Spring...right around the corner. Right? The promise of a jumble of color, buds bursting, birds singing, walking to work, and one of my favorites - the sound of children playing outdoors.

That's not to say the 'snow days' sprinkled throughout winter don't provide a cacophony of muted gleeful sounds through tightly closed windows. This is a product of last week's snow day. Snow and snow paint, energy and some ingenuity! The sun is taking it's toll on it but as I said...spring is a'comin'!

I revisited the bleach technique for this card. I should use it more often because I really like the effect and enjoy doing it.


Winter Thaw
~Base white cardstock
~Red dot design paper
~Dark green cardstock
~Stamp - Sunny Harvest by Marcella Hawley's Power Poppy
~Stamped with Versamark and white embossing powder on red cardstock - I bleached the daisies then colored with white, greens, and yellows
~Moonlight Smooch dots on flower wrap
~Faux stitches
 Inspiration | Challenges
Just Us Girls - photo inspiration
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Thanks for clicking by.
Here's to daffodils, buds on trees, grass kneed children and bleach!
Nancy in Iowa


  1. The snow AND the card are so pretty! I've never even tried that technique with bleach before but it gives a wonderful look to the card.
    Don't worry, Spring will be here soon........and then the hot days of Summer.

  2. This is so unique and beautiful Nancy.... and I am not talking about your creative snow pile! LOL I forget to emboss on other strong colors like red! It looks amazing! Thanks for reminding me to try new things and thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls this week!

  3. This card is super cute! Fabulous bleach technique. I love the snow fort too. As soon as you said, "snow paint" I thought, I have GOT to get me some of that!! I know some little boys here that would dig it. Thanks for both ideas!

    Oh and by the way ... thanks for participating in the Sketch Saturday challenge too!
    ~Jo, SS-DT

  4. Boy, I'm with you. Bring on spring!!! I am such a fan of the bleaching technique, and haven't done it in quite some time. You have executed it perfectly here, your card is beautiful with the white embossing. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!!

  5. What a wonderful technique. I love the result! Love your take on the sketch, thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday!


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