Saleabration finished on 31st March and I hope you all managed to bag yourself some lovely freebies. Saleabration may be over, but I’m still having fun with mine!!
Today’s project uses the fantastic Botanicals for You set which was one of the favourites – and it’s easy to see why! The great big sentiment is enough all by itself to make a card. But is also comes with smaller sentiments, which I’ve also used. I’ve teamed it with some paper from the Love Blossoms DSP and a butterfly punched from Glimmer Paper (both still available)
For this card, I’ve used a brilliant technique that I’ve been meaning to try for ages. It’s called the ‘Baby Wipe Technique’ and gives this fantastic ‘tie-dye’ effect.
So, how is it done? Well, first of all it uses re-inkers rather than inkpads and (as the name suggests) the humble babywipe. Is there anything these things can’t be used for???
What you need to do is lay about 4 or five baby wipes on a hard, flat surface. It needs to be something that will prevent the ink from seeping through underneath onto your table. I’ve used my silicon craft mat.
Then, starting with the darkest colour, add a few drops of ink randomly over the surface of the wipes. It’s best to use at least 3 colours. For this card, I’ve used Marina Mist, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Real Red and Daffodil Delight. Then, add a few drops of each of your colours. Finish with the lightest colour, using it to fill in any gaps.
Make sure that the area you cover is large enough for your stamp. Because this stamp is so big, you will need to cover quite a large area.
When you’ve finished adding ink, simply press your stamp down onto the wipes as you would an inkpad (you might want to press it a little harder than usual) and stamp on your cardstock as normal. You can use your ‘temporary’ ink pad a number of times as it stays moist for quite a long while. Every time you stamp you’ll get a slightly different effect. You can also add more ink to change the effect.
While this particular set is no longer available, you can use this technique with any stamp set. So break out the baby wipes and get stamping!!
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