So I played with the Baby Wipe stamping technique yesterday. I had seen a lot of videos and heard a lot about it and thought I would give it a try. So here is what I came up with.
So to start with I picked the Lovely As a Tree Stamp set to use. The set comes in both wood mount and clear mount. I am using the wood mount because that’s what I had. Next you will need ink refills (for mine I picked Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder, and Bermuda Bay), whisper white, and watermelon wonder cardstock, baby wipes (of course LOL).
I cut my cardstock at:
- whisper white base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ folded and scored at 4 1/4″
- Watermelon wonder piece cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Whisper White piece cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″
Next we take the standard card case and place a few baby wipes inside. I like to fold my baby wipes so that there’s a little more give. Secondly we start dropping the ink refills onto the baby wipes. I like to use the primary colors to achieve secondary and tertiary colors, when inking the stamp. I start with my yellow(Crushed Curry) ink refill first. My second color choice and the second ink that I drop on the baby wipe was Watermelon Wonder (which was my choice for my red). I choose to drop my ink in this order because it gives the ink time to blend and create secondary colors. Lastly I drop my blue ink (Bermuda Bay). I like to drop the blue last because I can watch where I drop it so that I can create green and violets. This also allows me to make sure that I do not drop it on a secondary color. When completely colors mix they create what we call mud in artistic terms.
Next I ink up my stamp and start the stamping process. I choose to use the stamp with the six trees on it first. This is used as a background stamp, to create a background, foreground, and atmosphere. . Next I picked the next largest tree stamp to help with this process. My finale stamp was the large pine tree that I used in the foreground.
I like to stamp my images using the rule of odds. Which is another artistic approach. The rule basically states that you should have an odd number of items on your artwork, card, or even when decorating your home. Simply put odd numbers of objects look better than even numbers grouped together.
With all the images stamped its now time to move on to putting our card together. You can pick whatever type of adhesive you like. I am using Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, just because it gives me time to make sure that each layer is lined up perfectly. If you will sort of bend the center of the card toward the center of your card while gluing and then let the sides come down they everything will line up. I start with the stamped image and glue it to my Watermelon Wonder piece. After that is lined up and attached I glue this to the card base. At this point you can stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card or leave it blank if you’re giving them as a gift. A lot of people like to have note cards that they can write their own message inside.
I hope that you try this technique and have as much fun as I did creating this card. If you would like to watch the video tutorial of this technique; you can go over to my YouTube channel to view. If you would like to purchase any of the products used to create this card you can purchase them from my online store. I would love to win your business. Until next time I happy stamping, and remember Create, Live, and Love!