Stationery - Chiswick

Bleached stamping – create a card with Chiswick stamps.

Posted on 27 Sep 2014

stamped card

It’s time for another project featuring the fabulous range of Chiswick goodies. So last week i used bleach on the Chiswick cardstock and loved the effect – this week I am using their stamps together with some inks to create a beautiful and pretty card for someone special.
Sometimes all you need is a gorgeous image and some scraps of paper to create with. I create a coloured background using inks and then stamped my bodice image in black in onto the coloured cardstock. I then used bleach and a paintbrush to colour some portions of the dress dummy – the bleach, bleached out the ink on the background highlighting the stamped image – and making it the focal point of my card.
detail 2

I absolutely love this effect! A few key embellishments, machine sewing and a stamped sentiment is all i needed to finish off this card.
The main focal point of my card remains in tact, and my embellishments supports the theme rather than distracting from it.
detail 1

Tips and tricks:
remember to use a black permanent ink pad to stamp with, otherwise the bleach will also bleach out your stamped image totally.
Return unused bleach to it’s opaque bottle once done – when bleach comes into contact with light, it looses it’s functionality.

What have you used your Chiswick stamps for lately?
Hop on over to the Chiswick website at
to view their stunning range of stamps to create your next project with!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.