Friday, April 8, 2011

JUST some wonderful technique!

Think "Tim Holtz meets MOMS" everywhere!

It's ANOTHER cool thing to do with baby wipes - and YOU are going to love it!
It might remind you of "Tim's" re-inker into FAT felt {which is a TOTAL thing of beauty
and possibility - but just a skosh more of a commitment...} He suggests creating a
custom pad that is preserved in a zip lock bag for additional use, which is GREAT for
mass production, especially at Christmas time! OUR use of baby wipe, is more geared
for a smaller application... say one or two cards, maybe some background work...
or a card like THIS:

That's RIGHT! It's time to sharpen your technique tools,
climb OUT of the box and WRECK your manicure:
come and PLAY with us!

Check OUT what me and the craftilicious Just Us Girls have been
doing with re-inkers, baby wipes and FABULOUS stamping fun!

For more info and a link to a great tutorial on this technique
CHECK out the JUGS site and find YOUR spot to link up!
For even JUICIER info and inspiration, check out the J-GIRLS!

And, don't forget our SUPER guest designer, for April, Teresa Kline!!!

Meanwhile, I combined some TOTALLY refreshing color from my
color-ific friends at the Play Date Cafe -

Just in case you're ever stumped for a quick way to meet
a super juicy color palette... Let me just put my VOTE,
for the baby wipe technique, IN, for inspiration:
If you have the ink - you have the ANSWER!
Just pick YOUR stamp!

After I used my wipe to ink my stamp,
I used the "leftover" to make some juicy background paper, by dabbing and wiping..
then, when dry, I folded my paper into this fun pleated accent at the
bottom of my card! Meow! THAT was JUICY!

Thanks for visiting me OUTSIDE the box! I hope you'll climb on out
and - CHECK OUT THE INSPIRATION at Just Us Girls !
Have a super EXCELLENT, crafty day!

Yeee Haw!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Making Memories
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Die Cut Edge - PTI
Baker's Twine - Paper Treats
Button - Buttons Galore & More


Dotty Jo said...

Scrummy colours and a fabulous technique Elise - you are a wonder! Jo x

Teresa Kline said...

wow, the bird is gorgeous...what a fabulous card, luv your deets...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Ok this is fabulous and you've got me totally curious on the technique....

Rosemary said...

you + fabulous techniques = match made in heaven!! you ROCKED the baby wipe technique my friend... meoooowww, purrrr, purrr!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful piece using a great technique and wonderful layers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Play Date Cafe. Tracy Evans x

Jinny Newlin said...

Fantastic technique, Elise! Absolutely love that sweet bird and how you created that hand-made, patterned, paper pleat with the leftovers! Plus, that large, polka dot DSP is YUMMY! Gorgeous design with all the extras! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

~amy~ said...

Way to upcycle woman! Your card is sooooo thoroughly fabulous!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so pretty, Elise! Love how your bird looks after being baby wiped! The colors are so pretty, too! Love that newspaper print! Clever way to use the leftover ink on your ruffled paper! Great use of the technique! Love your card!

Maria said...

Wow, fabulous technique! Love that bird! Such a beautiful card...great job!

Rose said...

awesome card girl and i love the pleated paper :)
don't have re inkers yet so will sit this one out.

Nancy said...

That bird you created is so gorgeous! Love it! I will have to try this out myself!

Julie Ranae said...

Elise...this is SUPER gorgeous! Love all the elements and the technique worked beautifully for you..thank you for sharing it with all of us at The Play Date Cafe!

Heather Rogers said...

Beautifully done, Elise. Love the vibrant color and sweet little bird. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I love this! Thank you for sharing HOW TO - never dawned on my to ink the stamp! Gosh, I really do have "duh" moments! lol

Well done!!

Carol L said...

HOly Guacamole Girl - this is AWESOME!! The colors really grabbed and pulled me in, and then I spotted that pleated panel!!! You're amazing!! I haven't done the baby wipe thingie for years, and now I'm inspired to try it again! Gorgeous work my friend!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulousity! Gorgeous use of the colors and super fine technique! That bird design is just awesome! Love all the layers and the great twine accent! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Maria said...

Awesome jobe Elise! LOVE that bird it works so well with the technique. Your card is amazing love everything about it.

Dana Gustafson said...

Inky bird and pleated trim? LOVE!
Silver dish button? LOVE!
blue and bookprint paper? LOVE!
Scalloped edge? LOVE!
twine and super FAB GREEN tape measure bit? LOVE LOVE LOVE! Love it all! THat color pallette had me scratching my shabby chic head but YOU made it come alive!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Elise, you make me smile! I can tell what a fun person you are by how you write. :) I love your card, and I think it's a cool technique you used. I will HAVE to give the baby wipe thing a whirl! THanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe.

farmhouse-story said...

awesome colors, papers, pleated paper, techniqued bird--awesome-all of it, elise! thanks for the link to this cool technique!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Elise! You knock my socks off! I just love loooooooooove this baby wipe technique! I need some inks for this--but I looove how beautiful it looks! You rocked both of these challenges--fab job! Oh--and I love that pleated paper! What don't I love??? LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! Thanks for playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Dee said...

beautiful card. what an interesting technique, i'll have to try. love popping in to see your creations. i've left you an award at

Kathryn B said...

Love the smashed bird Elise! Your colors are just beautiful along with the stitching. The pleated paper and scallop edging fantastic!

Karen said...

Now that is a heap load of springtime joy!! The colors have me smiling and love all your bits o' trim. Your whole card PoPs for me!! :>:>

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Okay so I went and read about this technique, but haven't braved a trip to the craft shop to buy the pieces... but will keep in mind for another time. In the mean time there are a lot of virtual birthday cards with your name on them out there in blogland... thinking of you!

Ruby said...

What a fun technique, I've not tried that, I will have to get those baby wipes out now! Gorgeous card for our challenge too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Great, fantastic, gorgeous, inkerriffic! I LOVE how you've used the colors and incorporated so many fun patterns and textures. Thanks for playing at The Play Date CAfe.

Kendra said...

I LOVE birds so this card really sings to me!!! I love this technique too, new to me so I'll have to try it! Thanks so much for all the nice comments you posted on my blog and happy birthday again!!

Andrea M said...

Holy Moly!!! This technique and you are a match made in pure heaven!!! The TH bird stamp looks AMAZING! I love your layout too girl!!! Did I say how AMAZING this is?!?! WOW!