Wondrous Wreath Stampin' Up! New Technique

I learned a new technique at my training day last Sunday using baby wipes and Stampin' Up! ink refills.  I've seen this technique before but have never tried it and I was amazed at how effective it is.

This was the gift bag that Michelle had us make from her design.......

Wondrous Wreath Gift Bag
To get the different coloured leaves we put two layers of baby wipes in an empty Stampin' Up' stamp case (DVD style) and then 'blobbed' (a technical term) lots of different coloured drops from the ink pad refills until there were no white spaces left on the baby wipes.  Make sure the ink blobs cover a space larger than the actual stamp you are going to use.  Then press your stamp - in this case from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set - into the ink and then onto Whisper White card - VOILA!  A really pretty effect.  If you want to then stamp another wreath, I would recommend cleaning your stamp before putting it back onto the inked up baby wipe to prevent the colours from merging.  The sentiment was supposed to be heat embossed in gold powder on top of the vellum but I didn't have any so I used gold ink instead and you can see where I smudged it slightly when I was folding the sides of the banner!  Oops!

The little Hello Honey bow was tied using a fork - again another technique I hadn't used before but makes great bows really easily.  Somebody also suggested using an afro comb to make larger ones.  You can find video tutorials on You Tube on how to create them.

The good thing about using one of Stampin' Up!'s plastic stamp cases is that you can close the lid to keep it from drying out if you have to take a break from stamping for any reason.

I loved the effect of this technique so much I have created a birthday card using Strawberry Blush, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight ink refills.

Wondrous Wreath Birthday Card Stampin Up

I used some Candy Dots in the middle of the punched out flowers (using the Itty Bitty Flower punch) and stamped the sentiment in Strawberry Slush onto the vellum.

No smudging this time!

I am going to be holding some classes after Christmas so if you are local to Buxton and are interested in attending, then please contact me by email and I will get in touch as soon as I have details of the classes.

Hope you like today's project.....see you tomorrow.

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