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Sun 26

Cool Baby Wipe Technique
by Trina Pham

Happy Sunday everyone!  As I mentioned in my last post, I learned and played with different techniques at my retreat.  One very cool (and easy) technique was a baby wipe technique involving distress oxide inks (DOx) and photo paper.  There’s a video tutorial for it by Kia HERE.  Here’s my CAS card.

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Started by ink smooshing Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers DOx inks one at a time onto a piece of photo paper.  Let the ink dry in between each color.  This resulted in a cloudy chalky look.  Now comes the cool part.  Take a baby wipe and buff away at the surface to reveal the bright glossy background.  I wiped away only the bottom half of the panel in the photo below to show the difference.

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I’ve heard some trying this technique with glossy paper, so I thought I would do a comparison.  I used the same DOx colors for both and as you can see, my glossy paper turned out very different.   I was advised that certain photo papers do not work either, so it could very well be my brand of glossy paper.  

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To complete my card, the Scribble Leafy Branch Background was die cut from the panel and from a scrap of white glitter paper to be inlaid.  The inlaid panel was adhered behind a window cutout made with the the Rectangle Basics set on a Bristol piece.  Stamped the sentiment from Big and Little Words stamp set with Archival black ink, then mounted with fun foam to a white top folding card base  to finish.

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Now I couldn’t let that positive leafy cutout go to waste, so I made a CAS birthday card... possibly for a male?

 

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Two more leafy branches were die cut from Bristol cardstock and the sentiment was white heat embossed on black for this second one.

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This was another fun technique that I think you should give a try.  Having the correct paper is key.  And that’s it from me.  Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.  

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Comments

Two fabulous versions with this technique, love especially the first one. Thanks so much for the advertising and the tips on the correct paper! Very useful!

beautiful cards Trina with this fun technique. Great inspiration for making the most of out of your die cuts :)

Awesome Baby Wipe background and leaf, Trina! This is a magical technique!

Great ideas! Someone just gave me a pack of photo card paper....

Fabulous colours and a fun and great technique. Thank you for the tips about the paper. Both cards are wonderful and yes the second one could be for a male x.

Gorgeous baby wipe background and the leafy branch, Trina! The inlaid white glitter leafy branch looks wonderful and I love the design of the second card. Adding the two "shadow" leafy branches to the background is a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing the tips of the kind of paper and also the photo of the "before & after". Hideko xx

Two beautiful cards - love it that you didn't waste the green die cut leaf! Also great photo showing the difference between the glossy and the photo paper.

Great technique ideas, Trina. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards and all the helpful information for the techniques you used.

Thank you Trina for sharing all the instructions and photos of your cool baby wipe technique. I LOVE both your clean and crisp card designs using MB products. Hugs..

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