First let me state I am grateful to say I have no current occasion to send this card... I created it for the wonderful ladies at Lizzie Anne Designs. It uses the set Au Naturale. I find it a challenge to make simple elegant sympathy cards. I think this accomplished my goal.
I love this color combination... I see pale yellow and gray in a lot of contemporary designs lately and Japanese influences. I adore this modern leaf design... such a lovely simple leaf.
The leaves are stamped in Staz-On and then heat set and bleached out. I like to use a "splashless" bleach... and I just paint it on with a small brush. The "splashless" type seems to stick to the brush more like a paint. I heat set the bleach after it's faded out a bit... especially if I am going to be painting in a lighter color than the background cardstock. I found that if I don't do that the bleach will remain active and bleach out the color I paint in!
It's important if you are using this technique that you use a cardstock without a white core... a nice dyed cardstock. Experiment with different papers... each color bleaches out in a unique way.