Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stampin' with Baby Wipes Technique

Yesterday I led a quick, easy and fun make & take at my Front Range Stampers Stampin' Up! Demonstrators' meeting.  It's called Stamping with Baby Wipes, or simply Baby Wipe Technique.

Our project was to create these cute tags (click on any image below for closer look).

The technique is basically to fold a baby wipe in half or quarters and drizzle a few drops of different colors of refill ink onto the baby wipe.  Then you use the inked baby wipe as your Stampin' Pad.  It's just a fun technique and you can come up with some great color combinations.

For a great video tutorial on how to do this technique, visit Jackie Bolhuis's site:  https://klompenstampers.com/2017/06/new-video-stamping-baby-wipes.html

To make the tags pictured, I grabbed some 5-1/4" x 2-5/8" pre-made tags from my stash.  The ink I used was Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Tangerine Tango for the fruit slices, and Daffodil Delight and Lemon-Lime Twist for the leaves (from the Lemon Zest stamp set).  The words were stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink, and the tiny black splatters were made with an Aqua Painter and Basic Black Archival Ink (this technique is also shown in Jackie's video).

But don't stop at just stamping the images!!!  There's a lot of ink left in those baby wipes, so we went on to make more tags by swiping and/or daubing the inky wipes on the paper.

I also made a few smaller tags yesterday (these are 4-1/4" x 2-1/8") to use as examples.  For these I used Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz Refill Ink with the bee image from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. 

Making these tags is like eating popcorn -- so addictive!!!  I could spend an entire day just playing with my reinkers and baby wipes and tags!!!!  I hope you try this technique soon.

Cathy  ;D

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Daisy Delight Card (Stamp Camp North 7/15/2017)

Good morning, stampers!  Today I'm sharing with you the card we made at my table at Stamp Camp North yesterday.  What fun we had transforming daisies into coneflowers.

Thanks to Cindee Wilkinson for the idea for this card. You can view Cindee's original card at https://justspongeit.com/daisy-delight-cornflower.html.

Click on photo for closer look.


* Daisy Delight

* Calypso Coral card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
* Early Espresso card stock (5" x 3-3/4"; scraps for centers of flowers and oval)
* Whisper White card stock (4-13/16" x 3-9/16"; scrap for oval)
* Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper ("DSP") (about 5" x 2-1/2" for daisies)

* Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
* Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
* Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad
* Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
* Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
* Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
* Daisy Punch
* 1/2" Circle Punch
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tombow Liquid Glue or Glue Dots

SNAIL Adhesive used to assemble card unless otherwise indicated.

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Adhere 5" x 3-3/4" Early Espresso card stock to front of card.

3. Lightly rib Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad across "bumpy" side of Brick Wall embossing folder.  Insert 4-13/16" x 3-9/16" Whisper White card stock into folder and run through Big Shot.

4. Use Tranquil Tide to stamp stems on Whisper White card stock.  Adhere to front of card over Early Espresso card stock.

5. Make two coneflowers (I used Tombow Liquid Glue to assemble these, but you also could use Glue Dots):
  • For each flower, use Memento Ink to stamp daisy image on DSP.  Punch out with Daisy punch.  Cut each daisy in half between petals.  Glue one half of the daisy on top of the other half, turning slightly so the bottom petals show between the top petals.
  • Place scrap of Early Espresso card stock in  Softly Falling embossing folder and run through Big Shot.  Punch 1/2" circle from textured card stock.  Glue to center of flower.
Use Tombow Liquid Glue or Glue Dots to attach flowers to card as shown.

6. Use Layering Ovals Framelits to cut one 2" oval from Whisper White card stock and one 2-1/4" oval from Early Espresso card stock.  Use Early Espresso ink to stamp sentiment on smaller oval; adhere to larger oval and attach to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Don't forget the inside!

Click on photo for closer look.

Use Early Espresso ink to stamp "Thank You"; use Calypso Coral ink to stamp a row of small daisies across the bottom.

That's it!  A simple and easy way to say thanks!

Cathy  ;D

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Search Tool Added to My Blog

Just a quick note this morning to let you know I've now added a search tool to my blog page.  You will find it at the top of the column to the right.

So . . . if you're looking for ideas using certain stamp sets in your stash, you can simply type in the name of the stamp set and it will pull up any and all articles that I may have posted using that set.  (NOTE:  If there are no results, that means I've not used that set in any of my posted projects.)

Or . . . if you're looking for ideas to make a calendar, simply type "calendar" into the search box and you will see all of the articles I've posted showing the different types of calendars we've made in my classes over the past several years.

Thanks, by the way, to my friend Chris Pereira (http://mudmaven.blogspot.com) for the tip about adding this gadget to my blog!

Back soon with some great new card ideas!

Cathy :D