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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Life is Beautiful, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I made a card on Monday. You can see that card here.  I used the Baby Wipes technique. That's where you add ink drops to a baby wipe and use it as a stamp pad. After I made my card on Monday I thought I'd make a few tree cards and use the ink on the baby wipe a bit more. It would have been such a waste to only use it for one card. 

Had I not done the card on Monday, I might not have made this card.  And I did make 6 of these cards. I wanted to feel like I got the most use out of those dots of ink. 

I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the tree from the "Life is Beautiful" stamp set using Early Espresso ink. 

I took the leaves from the same set and inked them up on the baby wipe that I had added the drops of ink to. I had used Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Rich Razzleberry inks. I taped the image over the same spot on the baby wipe to ink it up. If you move the stamp around you can pick up other colors and as they blend together you can end up with muddy looking leaves. You can stamp in different areas of the baby wipe on the next inking.  I just added that because I didn't want you to think you needed to ink up the image in the same spot all the time.  Just for that inking and then move it to another spot for the next one and so on.  Like I said, I made 6 cards but I could have made more, there was plenty of ink on the baby wipe.  Oh and I only added 5 drops from each color. 5 drops in different spots on the baby wipe. I hope I explained that clearly.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. It's kind of my go to birthday words. I like the fonts and the size is perfect. I stamped them using Rich Razzleberry ink. I did have to heat set it, it just doesn't seem to dry enough to work with right away. I die cut the words using the second largest Stitched oval dies and I die cut a Cajun Craze scalloped oval using the oval dies. I taped the two together and I set them in place on front of the card using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.  

This is a very quick and simple card to make. I LOVE the colors of the leaves.  They certainly do have a fall look to them.  And where I live, the trees are bare.  There are no more leaves in our yard. Our maple dropped it's leaves a couple of weeks ago.  But the three did give our rooms a nice bright orange glow during the day.  So any colorful leaves from now on will be on paper!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,

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