Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baby Wipe Leaves

Here is the final project we made at this month's stamp club.  We used a variety of techniques for the leaves.

  • The Tangerine Tango leaf was run through the big shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  
  • The Early Espresso Leaf was made with the new Core'dinations Cardstock in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  You emboss the cardstock and then use the sanding block to rub away the raised area exposing the inner core.  Unlike the rest of Stampin' Up! cardstock the core is not the same color as the outer layer.
  • The little leaf was made using the baby wipe technique.  See Tutorial Below.

The window was first made using the Labels Collection Framelit and then run through the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  There is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock behind the window.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso Ink.  The Naturals Designer Buttons new to the Annual Catalog on page 176.  It is held on by a dimensional.  The entire front mat is put on the Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.  Instead of stamping the envelope, we embossed it with the woodgrain folder available in the Holiday Mini on page 33.

Stamps:  Wonderfall (wm#128084, cm#128087), Curly Cute (wm#117014, cm#120510)
Colors: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Core'dinations Cardstock Early Espresso (#127848), Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Accessories:  Big Shot (#113439), Naturals Designer Buttons (#127554), Dimensionals (#104430), Autumn Accents Die (#127812), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (#127821), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (#127751), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335), Labels Collection Framelits (#125598), Linen Thread (#104199)

BABY WIPE TECHNIQUE:  Make your own custom multi-color ink pad.

1.)  Gather your materials.  You will need a disposable plate to protect your work area.  I used paper, plastic works nicely too.  Do NOT use your good dishes.  1-2 baby wipes.  You will also need 2-3 reinker colors.  If the stamp is large you might be able to use more than 3 colors, but it starts to look muddy.  I used Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango and More Mustard here.
2.)  Fold the baby wipe so it is about 4 layers thick.  Put it on the plate.

3.)  From a height of about 1 inch, put 1 drop of your darkest reinker onto your baby wipe in 2-3 places.  The reinker will spread out some on the baby wipe.  
4.)  Do the same with the second color.

5.)  Fill in any blank areas with your lightest reinker color.  You want the colored area to be as big as the stamp you plan to use.

6.)  Stamp as you normally would.  CLEAN OFF YOUR STAMP BETWEEN EACH USE.  The colors will become muddy if you don't clean your stamp off. 

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