Friday, February 25, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Birthday Bash Blog Hop 2011 Baby Wipe Inkpad



Welcome Stamping Friends to the Stampin' Addicts Birthday Techniques Blog Hop!

Our Birthday Hop this year features birthday cards again, but this time with a variety of fun techniques for you to enjoy. 

You may have arrived from Jennifer's Blog, Stampin' On the Fly, where you enjoyed the Clear Block Stamping technique on her lovely projects. Should you get lost or want to chat about the blog hop, visit the Blog Hop Chat Thread on Stampin' Addicts for a list of all the participating blogs in order.

I'm featuring the Baby Wipe Inkpad Technique in which you put several colors of reinker onto baby wipes to create a multicolored "inkpad" to use for stamping solid image stamps.

This card probably doesn't look like a Baby Wipe Inkpad card.....Perhaps a marker to stamp or Poppin' Pastels?  I added Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, River Rock and Old Olive to certain areas of the Baby Wipe Inkpad to create this image and give it a watery look. A little old school sponging and a few of the great SU! colored brads in Soft Suede and Perfect Plum keep the ribbon from being the focal point of the card and allow your eye to take in the main image. Check back for a mini-tutorial on this idea on Wednesday.

 For this card I used a clear block to stamp onto a Pear Pizzazz, Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze Baby Wipe Inkpad which created almost a tortoise shell or crackle look. I spritzed it with an alcohol mist made with Stampin' Up!'s Frosted White Shimmer Paint after cutting out the butterfly shape using the Big Shot. I curled the wings a bit for interest. This card features Mojo Monday Sketch #178 (MOJO178).  The Happy Birthday image from the Create a Cupcake Set has a whimsical yet elegant look that I think matches the mood of this card, but it is so versatile that it really goes with anything.  Check back for a mini-tutorial with pictures of the process of making this card on Monday.

And now for the typical look of a Baby Wipe Inkpad card....I used the Build a Blossom set and punch with
So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo for a tropical hibiscus on this birthday card.  I had a happy accident when I stamped the petals for this card. I caught a spot in the middle of the stamp with ink (due to the thickness of the baby wipes) and stamped it onto my card as well. I think the added color in the middle of an open space that would have been white on my example worked out perfectly!  The leaves on this card would still fit in a regular medium SU! envelope because it is a 4-1/2 X 4-1/2 inch card.

Now click on over to Tanya's Tinkerin' In Ink blog for a look at her fun Reverse Faux Letterpress creations! I hope you enjoy the hop!  Happy Birthday Stampin' Addicts!




      

28 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

The tortoise shell look on the butterfly wings is very interesting!

Betty said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love the bold pattern on the Build a Blossom card. Spring is coming!!

Ellen Pruett (aka Chipper) said...

Rhonda, everything is just simply beautiful. I'm having a difficult time trying to decide which is my favorite. As it stands...(for now) my favorite is probably the third project. Great work!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Very pretty! You've inspired me to try this technique again. Love the flower petals especially :)

Tanya Boser said...

Rhonda, that first card, with it's soft and dreaminess, is so perfect! And the other 2 are lovely too!! Love them all :)

Jen Timko said...

I love this on the butterfly and your flower is beautiful! Great use of this technique.

Yapha said...

Baby Wipe with the Build-a-Blossom is such a great idea! So beautiful! and I love how you used it on that butterfly, too! Great projects!

Lois said...

Beautiful cards! Looking forward to Monday's tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Gorgeous cards! I love them all. The butterfly is amazing!

Debra Burgin said...

Wow, that floral card is amazing. Your projects really show off this technique in different ways!

Rhonda Langley said...

Very pretty cards! Love the flower!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous projects Rhonda!! This is such a fun technique. I love the variety of looks you can get with it. Love the bright colors in your last card. They are such happy colors. Great job!!

MaryR said...

fun fun projects! I love the different looks you created and can't possibly choose my favorite!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What intriguing variations on the baby wipe technique, Rhonda!

Hard to choose, but for me the tortoise shell butterfly wins by a turtle's nose. . . .

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Rhonda they are all gorgeous!!! There all my favorite! Wow cool technique!!!

Carmen said...

Wonderful creations!!

Amy said...

Oh wow, Rhonda! These are all gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Wow! Wonderful creations, all of them. It's a toss-up for me between the Just Believe card and the Bliss card....I think the colors on the Bliss card with the butterfly makes it the winner (but just barely!).

Trina Caraway said...

Rhonda, these are gorgeous!

Can I have them???

Marlene said...

Rhonda I really like the flower card. I wasn't going to buy that stamp set, but now I have to have it. :) Awesome job my friend!!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

These are so pretty! Love the crackled look on the butterfly. Great job on everything!

Susan said...

LOVELY works of art, LOVE the 2nd two the best but they are all awesome!!
Susan

Twila said...

Such a pretty group of cards. Love the softness this technique gives to a project. Great job, Rhonda.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

The butterfly and the flower are myu favorite--so fun to add a little pizazz with a fun technique!

Barbara Welch said...

Rhonda, love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Kandi said...

So pretty!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are all so pretty. I have never heard of this technique but it sounds like a great idea so I am going to have to give it a try!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa Young said...

That is one gorgeous butterfly, Rhonda! All of your projects are fantastic and showcase the technique beautifully!