There are occasions when I see a challenge and straight away I know what it is that I want to do. Emily’s first challenge for October is one such challenge. Being the first week of the month, it’s a colour one.
I saw these colours and for some reason thought of the Baby Wipe Technique. No idea why it sprung to mind, but I thought why not give it a try.
I had originally planned to stamp the sentiment directly onto the card front but thought it looked much better popped up on some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
And, here’s a peek at the inside too (as you can see the leaf looks totally different from the ones on the front).
If you are wondering how to do this technique, details are as follows:
- Use 4 or 5 baby wipes (I use ones from the local supermarket – their own brand, as they are the cheapest) folded in half and placed on a plate. I actually used a Stampin’ Up! stamp case because I can close it and keep the baby wipes wet a little longer.
- Dot/spot ink from the chosen re-inkers over the baby wipes. TIP – start with the darkest colour and then move onto the lighter colours.
- Leave for a few minutes (5-8 minutes) until the ink spots have merged. TIP – you may need to add extra spots of ink to fill in gaps.
- Once the ink has merged, use the baby wipes like a normal ink pad. TIP – make sure that you clean your stamp between stamping each image.