Friday, August 12, 2016

August Technique Blog Hop–Baby Wipes & Reinkers

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It's month eight of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.  It's not too late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing. 

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This month we are playing with baby wipes and reinkers and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today.  We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com or Stampin' Up gift certificate (Winner's Choice).  Now on with the projects.

I found this technique rather challenging.  It’s not that it’s a hard technique to achieve because it’s really not.  I just had a hard time getting my mojo on but once I did, I went crazy.

 

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I kept it simple for my first card.  The first thing I did was grab a couple of wipes and laid one on top of the other. Then I folded it into thirds.  Once folded, I added different colors of reinkers in dots across the top of the folded baby wipe and ran that down my page to make vertical stripes.  I did the same thing to a smaller piece of cardstock but this time I ran the wipes across horizontally.  I used my heat gun to dry it up so that I could stamp my butterfly and sentiment directly to the smaller piece of cardstock.   I adhered both the vertical and horizontal pieces of cardstock on top of a light blue piece of cardstock.  I added a piece of ribbon across the middle and adhered this to my card base to complete this card. 


 

The next two cards were created much the same way by running the baby wipe horizontally across the cardstock.  I used some of my new Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to create these little cuties.

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This technique for the next card was created by dropping some different colors of reinkers onto a folded baby wipe in random fashion to create a unique stamp pad.  I dabbed a solid floral stamp onto the “pad” and randomly stamped all over my cardstock to create a unique background. Each time I stamped a flower, I would make sure to wipe the stamp off before dabbing it back onto the baby wipe ink pad so that it didn’t become muddy.

 

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My last card was created by stamping a flower and stem onto a piece of watercolor paper with embossed ink.  Once it was heat set, I diluted my reinkers slightly with water and used a paintbrush to achieve this watercolor effect.  I love how it created such a soft effect.  I added some ribbon and a sentiment to finish it off.

 

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That’s it for me.  Don’t forget to visit the rest of my friends to see what fun they had with this technque. Don’t forget to comment and show them some love.  Here’s today’s line up in case you get lost along the way:

7 comments :

Katydid Cards said...

My goodness, you rocked this hop! You really got the striped background down to a science. I never did get it as smooth finish. You did it not once but three times! Your second card is so delicate looking! I love that color combination! I never thought of using the technique the way you did in your last card...what a beautiful effect! As always, I enjoy hopping with you and look forward to seeing what you create each month.

Claudia Henderson said...

Wow, you did it again. Love the striped backgrounds you made and how you incorporated them in your cards. My favorites still are the watercolor looking card. I do have to try the stamp pad version of this technique...Love the outcome of it. Wonderful cards Sharon and Thank You for sharing them with us. It is a pleasure hopping with you and I am looking forward to next month.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

lovely cards! great job! so pretty!

Alicia

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the different colors and ribbons!

Theresa Knopf said...

Amazing cards Sharon! You really did a great job with this technique.

Lisa Frederick said...

You totally rocked this! Way to take it to many different levels. Great job (and I'll have to try them all... once I get some "real" re-inkers!). Wonderful hopping with you!

Sharon Harris said...

Great cards! This technique is not easy! You got it though, big time. The actual stamp pad use produced such wonderful results. I have some "stranger striped ribbon. I think I'll try your striping technique to match that ribbon. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.