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Natural Beauty
By: Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide

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Finished Card size:  4.25 x 5.50

Natural Beauty Set (Stampin Up)
Shades of Purple (from my stash)
Base card is 5.5 x 8.5"
VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Foam Squares (from stash)
Silver and Gold Paint Pen (Elmers)
Purple Metallic Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Martha Stewart Score Board (Martha Stewart)
Paper Trimmer
Copic Markers (.too)
water brush (unknown)


  1. Place your 5.5" x 8.5" piece of cardstock in the Paper Trimmer with the 5.5" edge at the top.  Measure to 3.5".  Start the cutting blade at 1" on the vertical ruler and cut down to 6.375"
  2. Rotate the cardstock so the 6.5" edge is at the top of the Paper Trimmer.  Score from the edge of the cardstock to the cut line at 1", 2", 3.125", 4.25" (all the way across the center of the card). Fold on the score lines and set aside.
  3. Image on the left (1.75" x 4") and the two small flowers (1.50" x 1.50") were stamped with VersaMark and then embossed.
  4. Bleach was applied, with a water brush, to the areas where I wanted to color.  This removed the color of the cardstock.May sq post 001
  5. I then colored the images with Copic markers.May sq post 002
  6. The edges of these pieces were highlighted with a silver paint pen.  The word collage image in the very back was also stamped with VersaMark and then embossed.  Sentiment was stamped and added to long left piece.   The word collage was mounted with foam squares.

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1 Responses »

  1. I never thought about bleaching on colored paper and then recoloring over the bleached area! great tip. thanks