Sweet Tweet

Today's card inspiration comes from participating in the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge April 2020 which calls for Bleaching along with Stamping and Our Choice. I have Bleached, Stamped and Die Cut and will enter this card in the challenge.

Using Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper I first did my background using Color Burst powders in Chartruese and Turquoise. I taped the paper down as I would be using a lot of water for this which gives me a lot of movement.

After drying the piece I stamped using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne, then heat embossed with VersaMark Embossing ink and clear embossing powder. *When doing this technique only use clear embossing powders as the bleach will break down coloured embossing powders.

Using my water brush that I have marked and filled with bleach I proceeded to colour the bird, removing the background colour. I then water coloured the bird with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen in Aqua Splash watered down, which made a light turquoise colour. Once dry I then added a layer of Nuvo Shimmering Pen in Midas Touch which adds a beautiful shimmer to the bird. I then die cut the piece using my Hemstitch die.

 On my card base I stamped the bird using VersaFine Clair Ink first in Paradise (Blue) then stamped again using Green Oasis. I then did splatters to the card base again using my Aqua Flow Pens in Azure Blue from Winter Skies set and Evergreen Fern from Autumn Woodland set.

I attached the die cut to a piece of fun foam and then to my card base using Nuvo Adhesive.

I did not add a sentiment as I am not sure what I will use the card for, but chances are good that the sentiment will go inside anyway as I don't think I want anything else on the outside of the card.

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  1. Love this bird with his lovely "plummage" on the pretty background, Kia! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. This is so adorable!! Love what you created! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS Mix Up!!

  3. Such a promise of spring with this precious background. I can hear the birdie sing... a happy song.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Your card is so beautiful, Kia! I LOVE the mix of colours for your background. Great work on bleaching out that beautiful bird on a branch. Thanks fo rsharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. This is so beautiful, Kia! Your bird is lovely, especially with the gorgeous watercolored background. You did a fantastic job of bleaching out the bird and coloring it again. I can see the pretty shimmer in the photos. I love that the branches continue on to the card base. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty at CAS Mix Up!


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