Sunday, September 21, 2008

Terrific Techniques!

Here's a little card I just made... it measures 2 3/4" X 7 3/4 ". I used the Baby Wipe technique (see below picture for instructions). Then I embossed in black the images from Pocket Silhouettes (one of my new faves! And it's on sale until the end of September). This was a pretty quick little card to make, and I like the final product. When I make another one, I might try to get the swipes a little more consistent... and then again, I might not - nature is not always "consistent" otherwise why would people stare at clouds and take pictures of sunsets? If every single one was the same, then we'd only ever need to take one picture! So I think I'll leave my technique the way it is :)

The technique:

For a background paper: fold a baby wipe in half a couple times until you have an edge that is about 2 inches wide. Place drops of reinkers along this edge, alternating 2 coordinating colours. Swipe the baby wipe across Whisper White paper to create patterned paper.

For a multicoloured stamp pad: Place about 6-8 drops in 2 or 3 colours of coordinating reinker colours to make a pool large enough for the stamp of your choice. Solid stamps work best, but it is fun to experiment with many stamps, and different reinker colour combinations.

ps - this is the first time I have scanned a picture... usually I just take a digital pic of it, but Steve is out with the camera, so I had to learn how to use the scanner, or else wait until he came home - I didn't want to wait!!!


stampinkerry said...

That looks great Sarah! I wouldn't change a thing! I love this set too!!!
Thanks for sharing,

Quilt Nut said...

love this! i wouldn't change anything either