Friday, June 9, 2017

Make It Monday #287

Hello there!  Today I have a card for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #287 - Baby Wipe Inking. Ashley Cannon Newell did this week's video and you can find it here on the Papertrey Ink Blog.  I really liked the little rosettes that Ashley created for a background panel so that is what I wanted to make.  I made my rosette considerably larger than Ashley's by folding my baby wipe in half lengthwise and then in half again, then rolling it tightly and wrapping a rubber band around one end to keep it snug.  Ashley used reinkers to dip her baby wipe into, but I just went straight to my ink pad.  I only had to dip it once for all the rosettes as it really sucked up a lot of the color.

In case you aren't here all the time (or this is your first time here) and are wondering why a grandmother would have baby wipes in the house its because they are really great to clean stamps with. However, since I got those, I purchased an Absorber at Walmart.  I cut mine into 8 pieces and I have two I've used so far to clean my stamps with.  It works like a car chamois to clean your stamps. I keep them in small container with a lid along with my stamp cleaner and just rinse them with water when they get covered with ink.  The inks do stain them, but it doesn't matter and there's less waste to go into our trash this way.  It's worked out great for me and it's handy. Normally when I am finished with a stamp set I take it to the sink in our adjacent bathroom and wash them with mild soap and water before putting them away.  I like for my stamps to be very clean because if they get "stuff " (think powder tool, embossing powder and the like) on the bottoms of them they will fall off the carrier sheet.

For this card, I used Papertrey Ink's in Sweet Blush for the rosettes, Mint Julep for the Leaves and Classic Kraft for the dots.  The leaf and the dots are from One Big Happy (a gift with purchase set from Christmas one year) that I stamped three times on each bloom. I started out with a white gel pen, but you couldn't really see the dots so I changed over to the Kraft.

After I had the background panel stamped, I die cut it with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die and mounted it to a top folding horizontal card base made from Classic Kraft Cardstock.  The Sweet Blush strip across was die cut with the middle sized die from MFT's Vertical Stitched Strips.  I stamped the greeting using Scripted from Papertrey Ink.  I used three small prima flowers with a little crystal in the center of each.

I wasn't too certain about how I would do with this technique but it came out great. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll leave a comment for me.


  1. Love your card! About how you wash your stamps in the sink... Aren't you afraid a tiny one might wash off down the drain? Even if you close the drain, they are so clear I'd worry I'd miss one and let the water out with it still in the sink!

  2. I really enjoyed this technique, your little flowers turned out great. Pretty card!

  3. Such a lovely card Vicki! Your little rosettes turned out perfectly...I will definitely need to try that technique out! Love the way you finished off the card too...simple and yet so elegant!! :0)

  4. Gorgeous work! I love your rosettes~

  5. Your rosettes are perfect, Vicki! Lovely card in those sweet blush tones! And thanks for the ink stamping clean up tip!


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