As we say in Hawaii, "E KOMO MAI", which means welcome, come in! I'm Joanne, and I am so happy to have you here and am so pleased to share The Lime Light with you. I am a "newbie" on the team and it's my first time to be on a design team and am VERY excited! I can't wait to see what wonderful projects we will be designing. I am so honored to be in the company of such a great group of creative ladies. If you arrived here from Sue's Cricut and Crafts amazing blog, you are on the right track. If not, be sure to go back and start from the beginning at The Lime Light so you don't miss out on any of them!
On to the fun! I have two lovely tropical themed note cards (pictured below) that are 5 x 7 and are blank on the inside. Please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment after this post to qualify to win these note cards or any of the other SUPER GOODIES that are being given away!
On this first card I used a fun technique. On the brown paper background you can see a light colored design. This was made with the pineapple stamp stamped randomly all over the paper, BUT, I used a bleaching technique not ink! Use a piece of darker paper for the best results. Fold a paper towel several times, then lay it on a ceramic or glass plate. Pour just enough bleach on the paper towel to fully saturate it. Use the paper towel as if it were your stamp pad to do your stamp. Let the paper dry, or hurry it along by using your heat embossing tool. VERY IMPORTANT - IMMEDIATELY WASH YOUR RUBBER STAMP WITH WARM SOAPY WATER! The bleach can damage your stamp if you do not! Try various types of paper for interesting results, I used plain brown construction paper. It's fun to see the image suddenly start to appear as the bleach dries! I then used a corner punch for the rounded edges and stamped the lighter paper with the pineapple stamp, taped the layers on the card and VOILA!
On the second card I used the same brown construction paper but no bleach technique. I tore the edges by hand and did the same to the light colored paper with the stamp on it. Then all I had to do was tape the layers on, very simple.
I hope you enjoyed your visit here as much as I have enjoyed you stopping by, come back again soon! And be sure to keep up with all the great projects we will be doing on Lime Light. Now on to the next wonderful designer who is one of our honored guests on this blog hop. She has tons of ideas for your Cricut that are sure to excite and inspire you! It's JOY at everyday Cricut. ALOHA!