Friday 2 November 2012

Baby wipes and re-inkers

Sigh, why does it take me an age to come across fun techniques that everyone probably knew about long ago. This one is using baby wipes and re-inkers - I have tons of re-inkers and had been wondering when they'd ever get used enough to justify having bought the little perishers in the first place. After playing I made this:
And these are the butterflies after I'd been stamping them:
So now I have a little stock of them for future use. Here's where I found a tutorial, having spotted another blog using the technique and giving the link  to the tutorial (sorry, I can remember who it was, but thank you so much!). There are others on YouTube as well if you search but I like the one I've linked into.

I used:

- 5.25" x 5.25" white card stock

- Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder

- backing paper from a lovely pad by Teresa Collins called 'Sweet Afternoon', sent to me by our snippets playmate Mary Mac (thank you again Mary!)

- re-inkers in TH DI colours, 'Milled Lavender', Tumbled Glass' and 'Spun Sugar'

- baby wipes and an acrylic block

- butterfly stamp and sentiment from the SU set called 'Butterfly Prints'

- SU 'Bashful Blue' to stamp the sentiment - it's not as pale in real life as in the photo :)

- SU punches, one for the butterflies (but you could fussy cut) and one for the sentiment

- snippet of pink ribbon from the ribbon box

The main thing to remember is that the stamp should have a solid image - I've got a maple leaf stamp lurking somewhere that would look great in Autumn shades.

Have fun!



  1. This is so precious using the pale colors, Di, which never even occurred to me. I've only done it once with vibrant colors.

    And, not to worry, I only learned of this technique myself about three weeks ago in a post where they called it "puddle colors." It is cool. I, too, wondered how long it has been around!

  2. Luvvly!!

    How big be wibbon box?


  3. Well, i am behind the times...i had never heard of this and it is sooo pretty.
    Lovely card. Di.

  4. Morning Di, What a lovely card and wow what a fab idea l looked at the Tutorial and its amazing what can be done l had never seen or done it before but thanks for sharing this your card is so wonderful and l do like butterflies xx

  5. Fantastic results Di. This is a very pretty card.

    I only saw this technique for the first time on the day I met you at Reading (7 months ago). As I don't have any reinkers I'd dismissed it from my mind!

    Sarn xxx

  6. Oooo! They look sooo pretty and....and.....and......PINK!
    Off to see the tutorial now. Thanks!

    P.S. I haven't done this technique either but I did see it ages ago and forgot how to do it! doh!

  7. Hello Di, beautiful card and I love the butterflies against the embossed card. And I've never heard of this technique - so you are not on your own. I don't have any reinkers either. Clearly, I'm a deprived crafter :( Off to check out your link - though I may have to spend some of my pocket-money afterwards so I'm not sure whether to thank you or not for encouraging me :)) Only joking. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  8. Not seen it either Di so great share - now only prob is I dont use baby wipes for stamp cleaning either so might need to hunt some out.. hah when am I going to do that??
    - love the card! Shaz in oz.x (the Gunna girl!! I gunna do it I am!)

  9. A beautiful card Di, I love the idea of using reinkers, like you I have too many.

  10. Color me silly, but can't you use reinkers to um... I dunno.... reink your ink pads too? So it isn't like they are useless.

    Interesting technique. There is another version where you put the baby wipe over the edge of a squee-gee type thing (large spatuala) ink it up in different places and then wipe it onto a glossy cs to make a streaked background. I've never done it, just seen it done. I tend avoid baby wipes as much as I avoid babies. Don't trust 'em. Either of them.

  11. Hello!
    I love your work and the butterflies are gorgeous.
    From Slovenija with love Tamara

  12. Like the way you have left the white border round the butterflies, love the pink background paper. Great card, well stocked up now with butterflies, wonder if you will use them, I never seem to if I make a job lot of something.
    Have a good weekend.
    Kath x

  13. This is lovely Di - thank you for doing this because I've also got the re-inkers and wondered the very same thing!!! This is a really good idea, I must check out the tut. Such a pretty card.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  14. Blown away by this Di. That tutorial is really good as is all the site it was on. Got lost for 1/2 hr reading all the other ideas on there. Shouldn't have really as I'm meant to be making giant flowers to go on a wall for this Sunday. Just one Q. though. wot u dun with yer baby wipe.? If yer bined it can you get it out and post it tooo me!!! Honest not joking. I have a pile of used ones on me desk waiting to be made into a box!!!!!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  15. I am always up for trying something new, and I must admit I haven't come across this technique before. I shall dig out some solid stamps and have a go, though I only have a very limited choice of reinkers.
    Your butterflies are very pretty.
    Kate x

  16. Hi Di

    I always feel mega behind in trying new techniques too .. .. we will put it down to being busy and no time to play shall we?!?!?!? LOL!!!

    Loving the look of this and thanks for the link.

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  17. Well this is a new technique for me too, only have three renters but will be trying it out. Hugs, Amanda x

  18. I love doing this too Di! I had to cover the ears of my beloved little re-inkers - little perishers indeed! Vicky x

  19. Oooh, gorgeous!!! I'm always the last to find out about anything and have a list a mile long of things I want to try. I shall add this now too, lol!

  20. Pretty! Thanks very much for the link, I've added this to the long list of techniques I must try once I have a House Elf to do the housework and an extra 12 hours in the day! xx

    love Mags B x

  21. Meant to thank for this link - I'd had no success finding it myself! Listened and enjoyed Jo's call. Elizabeth xx


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