Monday, June 21, 2010

BABY WIPES .... not just for babies!

Even though I'm way past the days of needing baby wipes for, well, the obvious, I always have some on hand in my craft room.  I must admit that I've been guilty of cleaning my stamps with them (not recommended .. the rubber turns white after a while), but now that I have my fab-o Stampin' Scrub, those days are over.  I still use them to wipe up stray glitter, and to attempt to clean my inky fingers, among other things!

I'd heard of the 'Baby Wipe technique' in stamping, but really didn't know what it was, until I came across Beate Johns' great video.  Check it out - it's great fun.  Now that I actually own some re-inkers, I was able to give this technique a try.

Here are my first two humble attempts at using this technique, that I'll be sure to play around with some more.

First up is a card that uses one of many panels I'd embossed with Stampin' Up!'s Manhattan Flowers embossing folder.  I went a little crazy when I first got it, and now have dozens of embossed panels that need to be made into cards - I'm sure plenty of you can relate to this affliction!  It's an inherent danger of having a new die-cutting and/or embossing machine -  anything that doesn't move, gets put through it!

The colours of my cards were determined by the re-inker colours used.  Firstly, I used Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, and So Saffron.

Saffron, Haiku butterfly card

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Organic Outlines (sentiment)

Card: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark inkpad, So Saffron stampin' pad, Ruby Red marker, Re-inkers: Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron

Other: Manhattan Flowers embossing folder, Butterfly Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Ruby Red brads, Wide Oval Punch, Haiku Designer Series Paper, dimensionals

For my second card, I used re-inkers in Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette.  Not so keen on the finished card (I think it's a bit 'heavy' looking) .... plus, hubby likes it, so that in itself concerns me!  I'll show you anyway, since I spent a bit of time putting it together!

Razzleberry, pink Eastern Blooms card
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Best Yet

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry stampin' pad, Versamark inkpad, Re-inkers: Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette

Other: XL Two-step Bird Punch (leaves), Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, dimensionals


  1. Howdy Christine! Lovely cards, great colours. You have a knack - you know that don't you.

  2. Gorgeous cards Christine. Not sure what you mean about the second one - I love those colours.

  3. More delicious cards from Blain studios :) I particularly like the colours and baby wipe technique on the butterflies; really softens them. The second card is lovely as well and not at all too 'heavy'.

  4. Ooh I like them both. Great technique. Know what you mean on the tools! I remember when I got my crimper - nothing was safe!

  5. Love them mate,they are awesome. Seeing as I have plenty of baby wipes, I should give it a go...

  6. They look fabulous Christine! I really like the second one!

  7. Love the Razzleberry and Pink card Christine, but I'm sure you would know that would be my favourite!

  8. Hi Christine, I've not come across your blog before but your name has been popping up on other blogs so had to come and check yours out. I love your work. Great cards, I'll be a regular 'stalker' from now on :o)

  9. Wow that technique looks stunning. Must try it since I have so many baby wipes still. Well done Chick x

  10. Ooh! I'm with your husband!! I think your second card is rather stunning!

  11. I'm with hubby, I love that 2nd one best! And I hear you about gettin gnew toys, at the moment in my house, if it stands still, it gets spritzed!!

  12. Wow! this is very lovely. It looks superb.
    Thank you foe this making this