Card two from last weekend! I've mentioned the baby wipe technique several times to my girls, but not all of them had done it before. So, I decided to give it a whirl with the Snowflake Soiree set. Here is what we made
I do like the end result but I struggled to get there!! I think I should have added a different color instead of using all blues. Perfect Plum comes to mind!! Anyway, after trashing several different attempts, I settled on using the middle snowflake in the set with the baby wipe technique, and then adding solid small ones. The blended colors are Bashful Blue, Marina Mist & Midnight Muse. The card base is Midnight Muse with a Maria Mist accent layer behind the Whisper White background. I stamped the blended snowflakes first, one center top, then right and left below, then center below those, and right and left again.
Remember to do the baby wipe technique: Grab some baby wipes and a container to fold one into. I fold the edges away so I have a smooth surface. I have a travel container (for baby wipes) that I use but a stamp box or gladware type container would work just as well. Grab your ink refills and drop drops onto the baby wipe. You want to end up with a circle large enough for your stamp. I usually go dark to light so I did Midnight Muse, then Marina Mist and finally Bashful Blue. Use this as your stamp pad and stamp away!!
After stamping the blended snowflakes and I said above, I inked the small snowflake from the set and filled in between those in Midnight Muse. Then I grabbed the Illuminate Glimmer pad (LOVE THIS PAD!!!) and went over all the small snowflakes with the same snowflake I used on the baby wipe. A very subtle effect but I really like the look it gives!! This pad is very quickly becoming a favorite of mine!!
OK final accent is a Whisper White strip that was stamped with Merry in Midnight Muse. It is layered onto a slightly larger strip of Midnight Muse. That is attached to the card base with two snowflakes cut from the Snow Flurry die: the medium from Silver Shimmer paper, and the small from Midnight Muse. A silver brad anchors that to the background.
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