Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Babywipe background technique

So, I made this card a while ago to try out the baby wipe technique. There are several different ways of doing this technique, and the one I attempted requires a more solid image stamp - so I hauled out my Baroque Background SU stamp.

To do the technique, you take a baby wipe and put a few drops of re-inkers in 3 or 4 different, but coordinating colours, onto the bunched up baby wipe. You then sponge the inked up baby wipe directly onto the stamp. Once all inked up, place your glossy card stock onto the background image (much easier than stamping onto the paper) and rub over with a piece of scrap paper to protect your fingers from getting covered in ink :)

Lift your paper up off the stamp, and voila - a beautiful marble look background. To take this to the next level, add a drop or two of metallic re-inkers for a stunning effect that is wonderful for winter cards when done with blues and silver.

Card supplies:
Elegant Eggplant
Mellow Moss
Whisper white
Watercolour crayons & aquapainters
Baroque Background
Always in my Thoughts set
Asst ribbon for tags
Scallop border punch

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