Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1 Colour Q + 1 How 2 = 5 Cards!

Hi Stamping Friends!

I know!  Bad math huh?!  But when Arielle from the COLOUR Q color challenge blog asked me to be a "guest designer" this week for her cQc9 challenge, I had so much fun with the colors that I just couldn't stop!  I ended up creating FIVE cards with the colors.  And because today is "How To Tuesday" (and if you bother to stay 'til the end of this long post!), there will be a photo tutorial on the Baby Wipe Technique.  This technique was from the Tuesday Technique Challenge from my favorite Stampin' Up! online hangout, STAMPIN' ADDICTS.  So each one of these cards is for one or more challenges.  But first the important part... here is the gorgeous challenge photo that Arielle sent me to work with:

Isn't that fantastic?!  Here's the card I created for Arielle to post on her blog:

This card is nice and sparkly IRL.  The "snow" is a layer of Dazzling Diamonds, and the trees are decorated with Swarovski Crystals (the only non-SU! products).  The trees are also dusted with some shimmer mist made with the Platinum Shimmer Paint in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Here's a card I made using these colors for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #46 over at Karen Giron's blog: the sweetest thing.  I just bought a used stamp set from Karen and I can't wait to get it and use it for one of her challenges!  :)  Here is the sketch:

And here is card number two:

The next sketch comes from the girls at Our Creative Corner.  Here is the sketch:

They made this one easy on me, since I was already planning on using the Delightful Decorations set.  I just didn't know what I was going to do until I stumbled across this perfect sketch!  Here is card number three:

The next card was taken apart and re-made after I saw the Mojo Monday 115 sketch.  I think it is my favorite card of all five of them.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my very sparkly version:

How fun is that?!  And last but not least, the only card that is NOT a Christmas card is for Stamping 411 sketch challenge SSC127.  Here is their sketch:

And here is the fifth and final card:

Isn't that Baby Wipe Technique fabulous?!  Well, if you've stuck around this long, you might as well hangout a little longer, 'cause this technique is super easy and can be done in four easy steps.

Gather your supplies:
Re-Inkers **3-4 colors**
Baby Wipes
Empty Container
Solid-style Stamps
Whisper White Cardstock

Layer four or five baby wipes in an empty container.  I used an empty SU! stamp box.  You could also use some type of Rubbermaid or Gladware.  This will be your stamp pad.  Drip your re-inkers onto the baby wipe.  I start with my darkest colors to the lightest.  I fill in all the empty space with lightest color.

Using a solid image stamp (you won't see the multi-colored effect on a line image), stamp onto the baby wipe "stamp pad" and then onto your Whisper White cardstock.

That's all there is too it!  You may want to be ready to stamp as many images as possbile, because once your ink starts to lighten, that's it.  I tried to re-ink the baby wipe, but the colors began to get all muddled.  You can see in this photo it is after I had tried to re-ink it.  The pinks and blues started to turn purple.  I don't know if you could close the lid and try again the next day, but I think your colors would bleed into each other.  The best thing about this technique is the easy clean up.  Just wipe your container clean with the baby wipes!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out to the bitter end!  It's not every day that you get asked to be a guest designer.  Better make the most of it!  I hope you have a chance to play along in the Colour Q challenge cQc9 this week!

Happy Stamping!


Arielle H Gordon said...

Oh my - I LOVE THEM ALL!!! Thanks so much for being a guest designer at the colourQ this week, you're so awesome! And I can't wait to try the baby wipe technique! ~Arielle

Sabriena Satchwell said...

I absolutely love your Mojo Monday Sketch card! It is amazing!

Patti Chesky said...

You've been a busy stamper!!!! That color combo is yummy. I also am a big fan of the baby wipe technique. It's perfect for these vivid colors. Thanks for playing along with the 411.

Cindy said...

You have GOT to enter these in my color challenge!!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cool to see the technique used so many ways! Fun - tfs!

michelle sturgeon said...

I love the colour combo and all your beautiful cards!

Selene Kempton said...

now THAT is what I call multitasking! Great job on all of them.. too cool.

Lea L. said...

These are all so pretty! I am digging that color combo!! Lovely job on all the challenges and sketches!


Yapha said...

You did an amazing job with those colors! And all of those sketches! Way to go!

Silke Ledlow said...

Krystal - WOWZER...look at all these beautiful cards!!! Your rocked the colors and the Sketches!!! Thank you for including the OCC!!! Hugs ~S~

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Look at those colors. They are amazing!!! Thanks for playing along.

Unknown said...

WOW!! All five of your cards are awesome!! I just love that baby wipe technique too!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Stamping 411!!

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Heidi Baks said...

I love the Patterned Pines card best!!