Sunday, October 13, 2019

Beautiful Fall!


Beautiful Fall!
This card is one with the Autumn Season.  The colors of the cardstock may not be those you might choose, but they worked so well together I thought I'd give them a try.

Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze blend together to make a beautiful backdrop for these leaves that are stamped using the "baby wipe" technique.  For those of you who have not tried this clever way to color, why not give it a try?  Here's what to do:

  • Line a lid of a plastic container or something that you can rest the baby wipes on.  Choose wipes that are thick, not real thin.  The wipes need to hold the ink for repeated stamp dips.
  • Select a stamp that requires color over the entire stamp...not a stamp that outlines an image, or one that has lines through it.  
  • Take any color or combination of colors of reinker and drip them randomly over the baby wipe to a saturation size that will fit your stamp.  Dip the stamp in the ink a few times to distribute the ink through the wipe.  Then ink the stamp, insuring that the stamp is covered with ink.
  • Stamp the image you have selected on Stampin' Up! cardstock.  You should see variations of color throughout the image.  As you see the above leaves that have "purple" in them, I used the Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry reinkers to create those colors.  For other leaves I chose Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.
This is a very different and unique way to color stamps and I will bet that your customers will love doing this new technique.

Please leave comments...would love to know your thoughts!

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