Baby Wipe Technique
Today, we are sharing a tutorial perfect for spring that features the retiring Botanical Blooms stamps and framelits. One last chance to create with this favorite before it is gone. If you are a newsletter subscriber, you would have received a download of this tutorial to keep. It’s our Project Tutorial for May.
We love techniques here at CraftyPerson. We offer a yearly retreat focused on techniques in March, we publish a Technique Collection every quarter, and we will be offering a Technique Magazine in the very near future. This technique works like a charm, year after year.
Who knew baby wipes could be used for something beautiful? It’s true! You can create colorful images with just a few supplies. The Botanical Blooms stamp set and coordinating framelits make a bold and colorful combination. Surprisingly, you’ll create this beautiful multicolored stamped leaf image with a humble baby wipe and a few ink refills!
The Baby Wipe Stamping technique complements the leaf stamp in the Botanical Blooms stamp set. Pick a solid stamp image and give the Baby Wipe Stamping a try – we think you’ll be gaga for this sweet technique!
The Baby Wipe Stamping technique uses a baby wipe and ink refills to create a custom multicolored ink pad. Select between 2 and 4 colors of ink refill, usually 3 is about perfect. Using too many colors may result in muddy colors.
Begin by folding a baby wipe in half and placing it in a Standard Stamp Case or on a disposable plate.
The size of the ink pad will depend on the size of the stamp you are using. Make the inked area about an inch wider and longer than your stamp.
Start by dropping about 4 drops of ink refill in one spot.
Move over about an inch and add another 4 drops of ink. Repeat adding drops of color and stagger the spots as you go.
As the ink absorbs into the baby wipe, the color will spread.
Add spots of another ink color somewhat randomly next to the first spots.
Leave room for the number of colors you plan to use.
Repeat steps again to add a 3rd color and so on, until you have used the colors you selected. This sample shows 3 colors.
The ink spots will begin to bleed together. If there are areas of white left, add a few more drops of ink refill.
Gently tap your solid image or thicker outline stamp onto the baby wipe ink pad several times in the same spot. Moving the stamp around too much will cause ink to transfer into other colors and result in muddy colors.
Place cardstock on a Stampin’ Pierce Mat for best results, especially with photopolymer stamps.
Huff on the stamp a couple times to make sure the whole stamp is moist.
Stamp the image onto cardstock and hold stamp in place about 10 seconds so the ink can absorb into the paper.
If the stamped image has a blotchy look with lots of white then the baby wipe ink pad is too dry. Add drops of ink
Baby wipe stamped images will be somewhat irregular in texture and ink coverage and that is normal. It’s part of the unique artistry of this stamping technique.
You can stamp a number of times using the same baby wipe. Once colors start to get muddy, grab a new baby wipe and make a new multicolored ink pad.
In our Technique Collections tutorials we show you how to print out the technique instructions and technique title and add the sampler we just made in a Stampin’ Up! Variety Pack 6″ X 8″ Photo Pocket Pages (#144205).
The Botanical Blooms stamp set is a 2-Step stamping set which helps you layer stamped images to create detailed stamping.
Stamp the leaf veins onto the baby wipe stamped leaf with Basic Black Archival ink.
Stamp greeting in lower left corner with Basic Black Archival ink.
Layer stamped image onto cardstock layers.
Wrap a 5” piece of Basic Black Ribbon about 2” above the bottom edge. Adhere ends behind cardstock.
Adhere the layer with the ribbon to the card base.
Adhere the stamped image about 1/4” from top and side edges using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Use the coordinating Botanic Builder Framelits dies and the Big Shot to die cut leaves. Cut the long narrow leaf and the smaller leaf from scrap cardstock.
Add a Stampin’ Dimensional to the tip of the larger leaf and a couple Glue dots near the stem of the leaf. Add glue to the back of the narrow leaves on the die cut using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
Tie a knot in a piece of Basic Black ribbon. Trim ends at an angle.Line up the ribbon knot over the right edge of the stamped layer and the ribbon strip.
Adhere with a couple Glue Dots.
This beautiful card is ready to light up someone’s day just because you want to make them feel amazing!
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