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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Baby Wipes Stamping Technique

This last month I joined a once a month Stampin Up stamp class. Each month we learn something new regarding techniques and I would love to share some things I've learned here each month that would help those following my blog or those coming across it will glean from. I absolutely LOVE to make my own greeting cards and also love to find and learn new techniques.

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September's technique is using baby wipes to give your stamp a multi color appearance. I decided to use this technique to make my fall cards this year. I've always loved the look of the multi colored leaves during this time of year as they are transforming. Below I will give you step by step instructions on how to make your own fall card using baby wipes..

Supplies needed:


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  • 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock- Fall color (I used More Mustard from Stampin Up)
    Each cardstock will make two cards
  • Creme colored cardstock- 1 8 1/2 x 11" will give you about 9 leaves
  • Designer Paper- Fall patterns/Colors ( I used Autumn Meadows from Stampin Up)
  • Brown or Chocolate color cardstock (Depending on how many cards you make- you can get about 6 cards per sheet)
  • Leaf stamps ( I used Stampin Up "With Gratitude" set which I believe is now retired)
  • Fall Ribbon ( I used ribbon that says Autumn on it)
  • Stampin Up Liquid Re-inkers in: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, and Ruby Red
  • Baby Wipe
  • Large Glue Dots or Pop Up Dots

Instructions:

Place a baby wipe on a paper plate, styrofoam tray or your stamp box

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Using a random triangle pattern, put about two drops of the liquid re-inker onto the baby wipe of each color in at least two-three places each color. This becomes your ink pad.

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Taking your 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock. Cut it in half at the 5 1/2" mark giving you two cards.

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Fold both to form two cards

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Taking your patterned paper cut into strips about 2 1/2" wide

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Do the same thing with the chocolate or brown card stock that will go behind the patterned paper. Cut this about 3" wide and then cut this the full length of the card

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Cut your ribbon to fit around this strip and enough to allow you to tie in a knot

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Glue this piece down on the left side of the card, farthest away from the opening, leaving a little space from the crease

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Using a small leaf stamp, use your new baby wipe ink pad and place your stamp wherever on your pattern and ink the stamp

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Place your stamp image on the bottom right corner of your card front

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With a large leaf stamp, stamp as many leaves as you need for each of your cards on the beige/creme cardstock. You will only need one per card. I made a total of 18 cards so I stamped several on one sheet.

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Here below you can see the image closer up and notice the different colors that come out on the leaf with your baby wipe stamp pad. I love this technique since it allows you to use several colors on one stamp without ruining your ink pads.

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Cut out leaf as close to the image as possible

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Using a glue dot or pop up dot, place it in the center of your cut out leaf

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Place leaf onto card as shown below

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Above is the completed card using the baby wipe technique. The card above is my original design. I just took the technique and put it towards my Autumn cards that I wanted to make this year..

I look forward to sharing the next technique with you in a couple weeks.. Until then....

2 comments:

  1. Very cute-almost makes me miss my SU days-yes, I was a demo chick. I miss the creativity too-just not enough hours in my day as of late. Very cute project-thanks for sharing!

    Sheri

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  2. Those are adorable!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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