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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