Now I know the baby wipe technique has been around for quite some time. But it was new to me. I’d never done it before. It took a few minutes to get the right ink ratio, but when I did…WOW!!! Just look at how those colors blend! I used Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Peekaboo Peach for the leaves. The background uses our large Burlap background stamp, in Sahara Sand. The leaves and the sentiment are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set – one of my favorites this year!
After it dried, I tried adding bows or rhinestones, but then decided it was good enough to stand on it’s own. I’m truly pleased with the whole thing.
Base: Cherry Cobber, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5″ x 3 3/4″
1. Ink up the Burlap background stamp in Sahara sand. Place Layer 2 onto the stamp and cover with a piece of scratch paper. Using your bone folder, gently rub the scratch paper, making sure not to move the cardstock underneath. Then, lift the paper off the stamp. Set aside and allow to dry.
2. Fold a baby wipe into fourths and place on your largest acrylic block. (Block F) Add 3-4 drops each of Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Peeakboo Peach from your reinkers. They should be fairly close together, but don’t overlap colors. Place the large leaf stamp on your block and “SMOOSH” it into the ink on the baby wipe. You may need to just smoosh it around a bit to blend the colors. You don’t want it muddy, so don’t spread it, just dab it around a bit. Then, stamp your images onto Layer 2.
3. Add sentiment in Early Espresso and adhere layers to card.