The theme for the MMM challenge #127 is to use the baby wipe technique. I have to admit, I haven’t done this before this challenge, so I played and had some inky fun. Literally, inky since my fingertips wound up covered with ink.
Here’s my card:
The current Sunday Stamps Challenge 235 provided the color combination for this card.
Here’s the challenge banner:
Using a Baby Wipe to Stamp
The videos I’d seen for this technique said to use a couple of drops of ink on a baby wipe. That didn’t work for me, and I used at least 6 drops each color of ink. I started with Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, and Crushed Curry. After smooshing then stamping the blotch stamp from Painted Poppies, then stamping on white cardstock, I found that the flowers were too dark. So, I tried plan B with just Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry. This combination gave me the color variation for which I was looking.
I tried placing an outer circle of Calypso Coral ink dots, and then dropping Crushed Curry in the center of the circle. My goalwas to try getting the Crushed Curry in the middle of the flower. However, I found that tapping my stamp onto the baby wipe didn’t work well at all, and no Crushed Curry showed at all. Therefore, I tapped, tapped, tapped, then smooshed the stamp on the wipe before stamping on white cardstock. I stamped five blotches, then used the poppy outline on each blotch. Then I just needed to crop them all using the poppy dies. It’s a super easy and fun technique and resulted in a colorful mix of inks. I’ve already got other color combinations floating around in my head and can’t wait to have some more baby wipe fun.
The Layout, Directions, Measurements
For this layout, I decided to create a mock split card design.
- I stamped three sets of leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set in Pear Pizzazz, then cropped them using the coordinating dies.
- I used Mossy Meadow cardstock for the base and cut it to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches. This card opens up.
- The Calypso Coral middle mat measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-5/8 inches. In an effort to save on cardstock, I did crop the center using the second largest stitched rectangle die.
- I didn’t trim the white cardstock until after I ran it through the Big Shot using the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder. This layer measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- I used multipurpose glue to attached the bottom two layers.
- Next, I wrapped a length of Calypso Coral ribbon around the white cardstock and tied it in a simple square knot on the right side of the cardstock.
- There are dimensionals under the leaves and the flowers and adhered them to the left side of the card.
- The sentiment is also from Forever Fern and is stamped in Mossy Meadow. I cropped the sentiment using the stitched rectangle die and popped it up on dimensionals.
- Once I had adhered the sentiment, I attached the top white layer to the bottom two layers.
Inside and Finishing Touches
Since the card base is Mossy Meadow, I needed to trim white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside. I didn’t stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card, which left plenty of space for a note.
I cut a piece of Calypso Coral 6×6″ DSP to 6 inches by 2-5/8 inches to adhere to the envelope flap. While I was at it, I trimmed a 3/8″ by 5-1/4″ strip of the same Calypso Coral DSP.
With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set. Ta-Da!
I truly hop you try this technique and try it out soon! Please join us for this challenge, and I look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
Have a Peachy Day!
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