Sunday, 18 August 2013

Stampin' Up! wet wipe technique

 Have you ever wondered how to get a tie-dyed or multi coloured effect to your ink to stamp on your cards.

Well this is doing with what has been called the wet wipe technique.  Grab your self a couple of sheets of wet wipes (any brand the cheapest the better) and fold them onto a plastic container so they are big enough to take whatever stamp you decide to use.  Add a few drops of a variety (I normally use 4/5 different colours) of inks using the refill bottles.  Just squeeze a few drops randomly across the wet wipe.  Start with the lightest colour and then fill in the gaps with the other colours so the wet wipe is covered evenly.  Ok so it looks a bit of a mess, but just stamp your stamp onto the wet wipe and then onto your cardstock and ureka a lovely blend of colours.

This card I have used the vintage wheel for the background, placed the wet wipe on top of the flower to get a more covered looks and then mounted it all on the fab coastal cabana cardstock and tied it in with a little butterfly in the same colour.

Do give this technique a try as it is great fun and the results can be quite stunning.

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