Sunday, October 1, 2017

Creation Station Blog Hop - Tips & Tricks


Oh, fall is in the air! After having a week of temperatures in the 90's, I was happy to welcome a weekend around 70 degrees with a nice crisp breeze. It's my favorite season of all! Today's blog hop is all about sharing tips and tricks in your stamping. I thought I would share a tip on my favorite way to create colorful fall leaves.


Leaves are all different shades of colors so to achieve that I use what is called the Baby Wipe Technique. It's a quick and easy technique. You will need a clear block, baby wipe, and reinkers in the colors of your choice. Since I wanted to create leaves, I chose Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry reinkers. I place the baby wipe on top of the clear block to simply contain any ink that may soak through it and then can be easily wiped off. 



Starting with the lightest color, I apply multiple drops onto the baby wipe. In a sense, you are creating your own ink pad.



When you are done, it will look like a blob of colors. That's what you want! Using the leaf stamp from the Colorful Seasons set, I ink it up with using this 'one of a kind' ink pad and stamp it on a piece of Whisper White card stock.



Pretty huh? The variance of the intensity of the colors, the placement of the colors, it all helps to create the perfect classic fall leaves. Love it!



Voila! Here's the final result. I have to say, it's so much prettier in person. I added visual interest by stamping the greeting on a Stitched Circle Framelit, adding die cut leaves in coordinating colors, and a little bling never hurt anybody. I added texture with the heart shaped Corrugated Elements and Linen Thread bow. 

I hope you will try your hand using this technique to create your own fall leaves. Enjoy hopping along to see the next stamping tip being shared.  There's lots of  great ones in this blog hop! Happy Stamping!



                  

5 comments:

  1. Oh, I love how your leaves turned out! Thanks for sharing this tip, it's been a while since I used this baby wipe technique and I'd forgotten how pretty it is.
    Beautiful card!

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  2. Wow, your leaves are stunning! I haven't used babywipes in a while either, but so need to buy a pack now!

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  3. Jennifer: Your leaves are stunning! I've never tried this technique but I'll be giving it a whirl on some fall cards soon! Love this card! xoKathyxo

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  4. This technique is just perfect for autumn leaves and you've showcased them beautifully here. Love your card x

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  5. Stunning autumn leaves, Jennifer. I have yet to try the Baby Wipe technique, and you have prompted me to get my Ink refills out. I love the corrugated heart and twine too. D xox

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