Hello again crafty friends!
For this month’s technique class I designed these two eclipse cards using the wet wipe technique. This is a fun technique using reinkers, wet wipes and any stamps you like. Bold images show off the effect better, but you can see in the picture below that the lined image shows some of the variation in colours.
Fold your wet wipe in half, and place on a surface that won’t absorb the moisture. I used a plastic container from my craft room. The beauty is that Stampin’ Up! ink pads and refills are water based, and are easy to clean. (There are some non-water based ink pads, check out the catalogue for full info).
Colours I used were Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick. Do a colour at a time on the wet wipe, making sure to keep a bit of distance between each drop. The colour will absorb into the wipe and blend a little. I always do more drops of the lightest colour, and fewer drops of the darkest colour.
Using what is now your ink pad, ink up your stamp. I like to dab the stamp a few times, moving it slightly each time to help the colours blend, and not leave a defined line between the colours.
The stamped images are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set, which is in the retiring list. If you love this set I recommend getting online to order it soon. All retiring products are while stocks last. Use my Host Code to receive a gift with purchase from me.
This panel was then popped up using Foam Adhesive Strips. The strips are great for added extra height to any layer, and are able to be bent to curve around different shapes.
I love the sentiments in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. ‘Celebrate’ finished off the card front, and ‘Happiest of Birthdays to you’ made a sweet birthday wish for the center of the card.
To get the most out of the panel I stamped on, I used the die cut ‘Lets’ letters to make this cute note card. It uses a Whisper White Notecard base, Lovely Lipstick cardstock, Grapefruit Grove cardstock and the lovely Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.