Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Growing in Unity ~ Day 3 of My 5 Favorite Things

Hello there crafty friends!
I'm back for Day 3 of My 5 Favorite Things for my Growing in Unity week... now today I've decided to share one of my favorite techniques and a few fabulous Unity kits to use with this technique. One of my favorite techniques to use to make a fun background is the Baby Wipe Technique. If you're not familiar with this technique I shared steps for this technique in a blog post a couple of years ago so you can check that out here ---> Baby Wipe Technique tutorial! I have several pictures to share today, so I don't want to add the steps for the technique here too, so please check that out if you're not familiar.


For my first couple of cards, I used the beautiful Make Today kit... this is a mixed media kit created by Jolande van Oosterhout and Marleen van Meerendonk. I absolutely Love the mixed media stamps available at Unity... another one of my favorite things! * wink wink*


I used Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunshine, and Tropical Teal ink refills on the baby wipe and then just repeatedly stamped the swirly dots stamp all over to create my background.


I was able to make two cards using this technique for the background. I stamped the sentiment from the same Make Today kit using coordinating dye ink and then quickly heat embossed it with a fine clear embossing powder. Since the sentiment was stamped on vellum card stock the ink didn't dry too quickly and I was able to add clear ep to it before it dried. I die cut the sentiments and then adhered them to the card with vellum glue tape (a sweet gift from my crafty friend, Robyn ~ thanks again!!). I mat the cards on coordinating card bases and Bam! There you have two pretty quick cards using a super fun technique!


So, once I got started on those cards I was thinking about other fabulous stamps that would be fun using this technique and I remembered the magical stamps that were released last year (I think, don't quote me on that) that I had to have but hadn't inked up yet. Yup... you know what I mean. I used the Magic Inside All of Us and Something Magical kits designed by Joslyn Nielson for these cards.


So I used Summer Sunshine and True Black inks for my first two cards... getting a Hufflepuff-esque feel for these ones. I have to admit that I don't just stamp that often anymore. I use my stamp platform ALL the time... anyone else do that? So it was super fun to just ink up these stamps and well... stamp. I layered my backgrounds on Summer Sunshine card stock and then adhered them to True Black card bases. I really love how these turned out! 


Once I got started, I couldn't stop so I also made some Griffendor-esque cards using Scarlet Jewel and Harvest Gold ink. I just HAD to use the fabulous owl from the Sending an Owl kit!! Love it!


And my last card using this fantastic and fun technique. I just love how all of these turned out!


This background is probably my most favorite. You can see how the stamps picked up both colors that I had on the baby wipe. So much fun!


Here's a quick picture with all the Harry Potter-esque cards! Such a blast to make!

Be sure to leave a comment on each of my GIU blog posts for a chance to win one of two fabulous grab bags of 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company!!! 
You can check out my other GIU days:

Thanks so much for checking out my blog!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

73 comments:

  1. These are so cool! What a wonderful job

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  2. A very cool set of cards! Love the variegated colors with your babywipe technique!

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  3. Very cool technique! Love the different looks you got. I'm definitely going to try this.

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  5. Great sketches and use of both vellum and the little stamps top create a background! :)

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  6. I love the baby wipe technique! Had never tried that, but find it fascinating and will give it a whirl!!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I hope you share what you create!

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  7. Fun group of cards, Crystal. Off to check the tutorial.

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  8. These sets are also on my wish list, thanks for another fun technique-new to me!

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  9. Fabulous technique
    madr for awesome
    looking cards!
    Carla from Utah

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  10. I haven’t tried this technique before...but that’s about to change! Love your results here. Also, got that interactive door from earlier in my cart to purchase. Thanks for enabling me :)

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    1. Yes!! I hope you do try it... it's so much fun! Thank you, Amy!

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  11. Lots of great images on today's cards. I've never tried this technique before. Looks interesting!

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  12. I LOVE the Magical card!!!!!! What a great look with great images!!

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  13. I’ve never tried the baby wipe technique but will have to look into it. Your cards today are awesome and I love making my own backgrounds too. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  14. Great technique. Very fun cards. Love them!!!

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  15. AGAIN Beautiful cards...got to try the baby wipe technique also....your week so far is amazing

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  16. Love today’s cards. I haven’t tried the baby wipe technique but am going to check it out. New ideas are so much fun!

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  17. Awesome variety Crystal! I went back to see how you did the baby wipe stamping - it looks fun

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    1. Thank you so much, Glennis! I hope you give the baby wipe technique a try!

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  18. I'm going to have to try this. Great cards!

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  19. Awesome cards! I'll have to give this technique a try!

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I hope you do give it a try and share what you create! I'd love to see!

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  20. Very interesting technique. I had never heard of it before. Your cards are great Crystal!

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  21. Great backgrounds, colors and sentiments.

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  22. I love these cards! Jolande is one of my favorites too! I have most of her stamp sets...but sigh...missing this one! That one and the Harry Potter one is on my wish list! I’ll also have to check out how to do the baby wipe technique! Thanks again!

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    1. Yes!! Jolande rocks!! I love her stamps! Thanks so much for checking out my blog!

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  23. I absolutely love the Harry Potter cards. Also the yesterday got jealous sentiment is definitely a stamp I am going to need! I love the vellum idea too.

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! Isn't that the best sentiment! I wish the picture was a better quality... it's not that smudgy in person.

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  24. Love these... and your technique!

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  25. Your cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing with us. 😍😍

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  26. Cool technique. I love the Harry Potter-ish cards!

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  27. Love the palettes you've used on each of these cards, thanks for sharing this technique.

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    1. Thank you for checking out my blog today, Andre!

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  28. This post is definitely an inky hug to all of us, I gotta try the baby wipe technique!

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  29. I haven't tried this technique YET, but you have insired me...going to try this weekend. Thank you!

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    1. Yay!! I hope you share if you try the technique! Thank you for checking out my blog!

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  30. Love your designs. The Harry Potter paper you made with all the tiny stamps is fabulous. I need this stamp

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  31. That is one technique I haven’t tried, but it looks great. I especially love the Harry Potter themed set of cards.

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I hope you give it a try. It's lots of fun!

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  32. Somehow I missed this technique when you posted before. How fun to see hoq different they all turn out. Thanks for sharing again!

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