When we think about creating fall-themed cards, it’s a good time to pull out the baby wipe technique. Although it can be used for other themes, this technique lends itself really well for fall.
What is the baby wipe technique? (Be sure to watch the video below to see step-by-step visual instructions for making this technique come to life.) But here’s the crux of it:
- Layer a couple of baby wipes on a Silicone Craft Sheet
- Drip a few drops of reinker of desired colors on the baby wipe. For this card, I used Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Cherry Cobbler. Make sure to cover the area the size of the stamp.
- Use the baby wipe as your ink pad. Press the stamp onto the wipe and then stamp on your card stock.
Gorgeously Made Baby Wipe Technique
For today’s card, I used the large leaf stamp from Stampin’ Up!’s Gorgeously Made stamp set. Here are some other details that may help you create this card at home:
- Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock Base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
- Very Vanilla Card Stock layer die cut with Deckled Rectangle Dies and run through the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder (an Online Exclusive)
- Cherry Cobbler Card Stock layer cut with Deckled Rectangle Dies
- Very Vanilla Card Stock layer stamped used the baby wipe technique and die cut with Deckled Rectangle
- Sentiment from Something Fancy
- Festive Pearls
- Simply Elegant Gold Trim
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Beauty of Friendship for Fall Card
My card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Beauty of Friendship stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent. Find these on page 11 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. (Hint: When you purchase this bundle you qualify for a free SaleABration item — through September 30. You could choose the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper I used on today’s card.)
Fall cards offer the perfect time to bring out the baby wipe technique. That’s how I created the multi-colored foliage image of the tree.
Baby Wipe Technique
This technique is super fun and super easy. Lay a couple of baby wipes on a flat surface. Stampin’ Up!’s Silicone Mat works well as does wax paper. Drip drops of ink from Stampin’ Up!’s reinkers onto the baby wipes. I used fall colors I like such as Mango Melody, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Cajun Craze. The ink spreads as you randomly drop the ink onto the wipe. Be sure to fill in any blank spots.
Then, press your stamp onto the baby wipes, using it as an ink pad. Then stamp the image onto your card stock. You can reuse this “pad” many times to make the most out of your ink. I often move the stamp around on the wipe to get different color patterns. Be sure to experiment with different colors and patterns to get the look you like.
Ink spritzing is another fun technique. I love the sparkle of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. (Get it free with a $50 purchase — before tax and shipping — during SaleABration while supplies last). But, I wanted a different color. So I added it myself.
I poured 91 percent rubbing alcohol into one of Stampin’ Up!’s spritzers and added six drops of Cajun Craze reinker. Then, I sprayed my thin strips of Be Dazzling paper. Just think of all the different colors you could use!
Be sure to watch the below video to see how this card came together.
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Join me today as I show you how to use ink refills and baby wipes. There’s even a video at the end of the post.
Stampin’ Up!’s ink refills serve the primary purpose of reinking Stampin’ Up!’s Classic Ink Pads when they become dry after many uses. However, the refills can be used for other crafting projects such as water coloring and the baby wipe technique. (I recommend purchasing the refill with the pad so you have it on hand. It’s a great value for $3.75 per bottle.)
The baby wipe technique isn’t new. But it’s a fun one to reintroduce each year, especially in the fall. I love the way the colors can be used to mimic the changing foliage.
How to Use Ink Refills
For this card, I used the coordinating and rich colors of: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blackberry Bliss, and Cherry Cobbler.
I squirted a little bit of each color onto a folded baby wipe (be sure to protect your table with wax paper or an Acrylic Mat). Watch the video below for visual instructions. Press your stamp (I used a leaf from Stampinin’ Up!’s Rooted in Nature Stamp Set) into the ink on the wipe. Then stamp the image onto the card stock. You can change the color of the leaf by moving the stamp around on the baby wipe ink pad.
Here are the paper measurements:
- Blackberry Bliss: 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches for base, a 4 x 3 piece, and one cut with the Layering Ovals Die
- Very Vanilla: 5 1/4 inch x 4 inch for inside
- Cherry Cobbler: 5 1/4 x 4 inch, embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder
- Shimmery White: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches and 3 x 2 inches
- Linen Thread: 30 inches
This fun technique works with a variety of colors and stamp sets. Experiment and have fun. Please let me know if you have questions about this technique or other paper crafting cards. If you aren’t currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to be a part of your creative journey. Post a comment on this post or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Welcome to Team Stamp It’s Fall Blog Hop. Visit all of the blogs on the hop to gain inspiration and ideas for your fall crafting. Look for card samples using both Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog (available for ordering September 4).
My card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Colorful Seasons stamp set and its coordinating Seasonal Layers Dies. It also uses a really fun technique called the Baby Wipe Technique.
Stampin’ Up! Colorful Season and Seasonal Layers Dies
The Baby Wipe Technique is super fun and allows you to create a range of awesome ink combinations, especially for the fall season. I usually grab a couple of baby wipes and stack them on top of each other. I then squirt drops of Stampin’ Up!’s ink refills onto the wipe, making sure the colors overlap. For this card, I used: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green. You then press your stamp onto the baby wipe and then onto your paper (I used Shimmery White). You can move your stamp around to different sections of the wipe to attain different color variations. I then used the coordinating dies to crop the leaves from the paper.
Other fun elements of this card include: Background paper from the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil, the Stitched Nested Labels, and the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set.
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Congrats to last month’s winner: Geann Kollar.