Timeless Tulips

Today’s card is a make & take from a recent retreat that I worked at. This uses the stamp set Timeless Tulips and coordinating Tulip punch.

I love how this card turned out. I used some of the Lily Impressions pattern paper in the background. To color the tulip, I used the baby-wipe technique. This is a fun technique and it turns out different every time. For my Tuilp below, I used Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, and Flirty Flamingo re-inkers.

Here is how you get this look…

  • Start with a piece of foil that’s about 20 inches long. Fold it in half so you end up with a double layer of foil.
  • On one side of the foil, lay out a baby wipe folded in half. Be sure to have it far enough to one side that you can fold the other half of the foil back over the top of the baby wipe to make a foil pocket.
  • Using three different colors of re-inkers, add several drops randomly across the baby wipe. Start with the darkest color of re-inker with just a few drops (maybe 4 or 5). Then add in the second darkest color filling in open space on the baby wipe. Lastly, fill in the remaining areas with the lightest re-inker.
  • Take the piece that you want to color, and place it on top of the baby wipe where the re-inker is.
  • Close the other half of the foil across the top of the baby wipe and punched piece of paper. Then rub across the top of foil.
  • Peel back the foil, and remove your piece of paper.
  • You’ll need to set it aside for an hour or more to dry. I usually let it dry overnight. Once it’s dry, you can attach it to your project. You do not want to glue it down while wet as the ink may seep into whatever you’re working on.
  • You can use that same foil packet for a bunch of punched or die-cut pieces. As your baby wipe starts to dry out, you can add another baby wipe on top and a bit more re-inker. The ink from the baby wipe on the bottom will seep up to the wipe on top.
  • Once you’ve colored everything you planned, toss the foil packet. There really is no need to save it. Both foil and wipes are inexpensive to replace. Plus you really don’t want to take the chance of getting that ink on another project.

This really is a fun way to color something. And as you color several images, you’ll notice that it’s different every time because of how you added the re-inker randomly to the wipe.

I was asked if you could then stamp across the top of whatever you colored. Yes, you definitely could. I recommend letting it dry overnight. For your stamping, you’d want to use a Staz-On ink or another solvent type ink. This shouldn’t reactivate the dye ink you used on the wipe.

If you decide to try this technique, I’d love to see what you make. Tag me on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest so I can see what you’ve been up to.

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