I created this Spiral Dye Birthday card to take part in the Crafty Challenge Blog Hop. This month’s challenge was a color challenge to use these colors!
I love this color combination! It is bright, happy and cheerful! Perfect for a the tie-dyed birthday card! This Spiral Dye stamp set is so much fun! I decided I wanted the colors to be blended all over the card so I used the Baby Wipe Technique to ink my stamp.
Baby Wipe Technique
The baby wipe technique consists of using Stampin’ Up! ink refills to make a custom ink pad. It’s a lot of fun and very easy. Be ready to stamp quite a few images once you make one…you’ll want to get lots of use from it. To begin you take about 4 baby wipes and fold them into a rectangle or square that is at least as big as the acrylic block that your stamp will be on. You will want to have them on a craft mat or another easy to clean surface. Then squirt several drops of re-inker around the baby wipe allowing room for it to spread out. (You don’t want the colors to overlap too much for fear of creating brown.) I tried to have my colors radiate outward from a point in the center. Here’s what my baby wipe ink pad looked like:
Once I was satisfied that I had the colors on my baby wipes I pressed the Spiral Dye into the ink pad and held it there for a few seconds. I then stamped it onto a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper big enough for the stamp to fit. Again, I held the stamp on the paper for several seconds.
Instructions for the Spiral Dye birthday card
- Cut a card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ in Granny Apple Green card stock.
- Cut a mat 5 1/4″ x 4″ from Bermuda Bay card stock and adhere to the front of the card base.
- Trim the watercolor paper with the Spiral Dye stamp on it to 5″ x 3 3/4″.
- Adhere to the mat.
- Using the Stitched Rectangles die that measures approximately 7/8″ x 3″, cut one rectangle in Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, and Bermuda Bay.
- Stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Party Puffins stamp set in Memento Black ink on the Melon Mambo rectangle.
- Adhere the three rectangles to the card as shown.
- Use Stampin’ Blends to color 6 Playing With Patterns resin dots – 3 in Granny Apple Green and 3 in Melon Mambo. Adhere to the front of the card.
- Tie a small bow with the White Crinkled Seam binding ribbon and adhere to the left side of the Melon Mambo rectangle with a glue dot.
As I mentioned before, there’s lots of ink on the baby wipes so I stamped several Spiral Dyes to use on other cards and stamped this panel with the tall flowers from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set.
Just before I stamped on the Fluid 100 watercolor paper I spritzed it a few times with water. This caused the colors on the stamp to look watercolored. I love the soft, abstract look. I hope you do as well.
Perhaps you’ve been inspired to try the Baby Wipe Technique with these colors. It’s a lot of fun and always results in unique cards. Please hop on to a few more blogs and see what else these talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have created for you.
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