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Monday, October 19, 2020

Life is Beautiful, Thank You Card, Eclipse Technique, Baby Wipes Technique

When I saw this card on Pinterest, thought it was SO pretty so I thought I would give it a try. You can see the original card here.  There is a video on how to make the card. It was easy enough to follow but lots of dead air time.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Bumblebee card stock. If you don't have that color you can use Crushed Curry. I was going to use that color but I remembered that I had bought a variety pack of the in colors.

You will need a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock. Tape that to the front of the card.

Then you will need a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Plaid Tidings" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I didn't have the same design that was used on the original card. Apparently I have used up all of mine! So I found another design that was close. Tape the DSP on top of the Early Espresso and set this aside.

Cur a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4-7/8" x 3-5/8".  Using Early Espresso ink and the tree from the "Life is Beautiful" set, stamp the tree on the Whisper White piece. 

Next you will need to use the largest long stitched rectangle die. The set is kind of divided into 3 sections. One has a bunch of dies, one has 4 and there is a single one. You want the largest die from the set of 4.  Line it up over the tree. You will want to have a little bit of the branches showing on the left and on the top.  I taped the die in place and then ran it though my Big Shot. 

Grab a baby wipe and add the following inks to it. I used Crushed Curry (I didn't have Bumblebee), Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry and Cajun Craze.  I added about 5 drops of each in different areas on the baby wipe. I added the Crushed Curry last and sort of filled in the open areas with it. You will need the leaves stamp from the "Life is Beautiful" set. Ink it up with the ink on the baby wipe. The video showed you moving the stamp around the ink pad to pick up different colors.  Don't do that, it will look muddy. Ink it and move it just a little bit and tape the ink pad again. This will pick up just enough color without it looking brown. Stamp on a scrap piece if you want to see what it will look like.  I stamped the leaves 3 separate times, inking the stamp up each time. I like the colors in the tree.  I saved the baby wipe so I can stamp a few more trees without using this technique.

Next you will tape a 3-7/8" x 1-7/8" piece of Early Espresso card stock. I didn't have the foil paper that was used in the video, so I used what I had and it worked just fine.

I also didn't have the suede ribbon so I took some ribbon that I had on hand and taped the edges on the backside of the Whisper White piece.  Then that piece was taped on top of the DSP.

The tree rectangle layers were set in place using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the "Banner Year" set using Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White card stock. I heat set the ink because I have had problems with the ink not drying fast enough for me. Then I fussy cut around the words. The words were set in place using Dimensionals.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White piece was taped to the inside and the card was done.

Isn't it pretty?  I just love the look of the leaves. This was a very fun technique too. 

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

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