Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Today's pretty card was made with the Striped Wipe Technique.  This is a fun technique with variety only limited by your imagination.

The technique uses baby wipes and reinkers to create a background.  The sky behind the Delicate Forest Tree was made with the colors Azure Afternoon, Balmy Blue, and Fresh Freesia.  Granny Apple Green was used for the grass.

If you are unfamiliar with the Striped Wipe Technique you can watch the following video on my YouTube Channel to learn how to do it.

This is a fun technique, but you may want to have a pair of latex gloves handy as it can get your fingers nice and inky!  Just don't forget to put them on like I did in the video!  LOL

For this card I used photo paper for my background and after creating the Striped Wipe background I heat embossed the tree with Black embossing powder.

I used a bit of a squiggly motion as I wiped my Baby Wipes across the photo paper.  That's how I created the look of billowing clouds.

The sentiment that I used on this card is also from the Delicate Forest Stamp Set, but I modified it a bit.  The actual stamp says "SENDING OUR LOVE" on one line.  Since I would be sending the card from just me, I didn't want to use the word "our".  I also wanted the sentiment to fit on this small circle from Stylish Shapes Dies, so I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to ink portions of the stamp and then stamped each word separately.  Sometimes we forget about this simple solution to modify sentiments to better fit our needs.  If you use a marker to ink your stamp, just remember to hough on the stamp before stamping on your cardstock.

When I use very generic sentiments on the front, I often leave the inside of the card sentiment-free until I know how the card will be used.  This allows me to add a sentiment later, or to just write a personal message.  I picked the colors from the card front, Tahitian Tide and Basic Black, for my double mats. 

Since I used Azure Afternoon and Balmy Blue ink on the Striped Wipe Technique for the card front, you may wonder why I chose Tahitian Tide cardstock for my embossed front layer.  I found that when I used photo paper for the Striped Wipe technique, the resulting colors were often brighter and more intense than when I used Basic White cardstock.  As a result Tahitian Tide cardstock better matched the actual technique color than Balmy Blue or Azure Afternoon cardstock.

Use this link to download a free tutorial for today's card.

Current products used are also shown below.  The black & silver ribbon I used is retired.  I encourage you to always use what you have!


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