Before I get too deep into the Holiday Catalog, I have one more card to share from the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle. So far, I’ve really shared just the stamp set for this bundle. Today, I’m sharing the fabulous coordinating dies for this stamp set.
The dies can be used separately from the stamp set or layer over the stop of the stamp. For this card, I just used the two die layers and not the stamp set. The base die has wider borders and the top layer die has really thin borders. At some point, I’m going to have to try everything together, the dies and the stamps.
I used the baby wipe technique to get the beautiful mix of colors on both the top layer and bottom layer die cuts. Here’s a quickie how-to for the baby wipe technique.
- Place a couple layers of wipes on a surface that can get messy. I usually use a piece of aluminum foil and then just toss it when I’m done.
- Squirt a bit of re-inker onto the wipes. I used Blushing Bride, Seasisde Spray, Purple Posy for the flowers. And then a bit of Pear Pizzazz on the outside edges for the leaves.
- You want the colors close enough together that they start blending. The wipe should look like a giant blob of colors.
- Place your die cut face down into the colors. Then use a second piece of foil to cover it.
- Make sure you press down on the second piece of foil so the entire die gets wet with the color.
- Peel the die off the wipe and check for ink coverage.
- If you’re happy with the results, set it aside to dry. If you missed a few places, you can put the die back onto the wipe and press it again.
- Once the paper is completely dry, then you can use it for your project. You do not want to try to glue it while it’s still wet.
When you try the baby wipe technique, I recommend having extra die cuts on hand. Or practice the re-inker color combos on a separate piece of paper. Sometimes what you think are going to be a great color combo, turns out to be closer to mud. Paper is inexpensive though and I’m always game to try something new.