Jennifer McGuire was the designer for day 12 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp. For creating cards this day she took about four or five baby wipes and adhered them to a piece of plastic. Then she added different colors of Distress Reinkers to create a do-it-yourself ink pad. This ink pad was used to stamp whatever images you desires, and at the end you used the leftover ink in the baby wipes to create colorful backgrounds on watercolor paper.
I rummaged through my stamps to find fairly solid images to use and selected several that I decided to give a try. For this first card I used Penny Black’s Pop Pop Poppy. This is a watercolor style stamp and I thought it might work well with this technique.
What I found out was it is very messy and I didn’t like that at all. For future cards I taped the baby wipes to a large stamp block and like that much better. I also found that you needed to stamp your image multiple times to get a good impression, but that is the nature of this type of stamp from Penny Black. I liked the variation in color that was achieve.
Once the stamping was dry I cut it down using a scalloped rectangle die. The sentiment was cut from both back cardstock and back sticky back foam to add dimension. Before adhering a secondary sentiment was stamped.
Since the sentiment was black I decided to adhere the focal image panel to a top folding black cardbase. It really allows the flowers to pop.
- Penny Black Pop Pop Poppy
- Frantic Stamper Amazing Die
- Altenew Perfectly Perfect
- Distress Reinkers: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick
- Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
- Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
- Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Darice Sticky Back Black Foam