Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And For My Next Challenge....A Birthday Card!!

Sorry for the dark picture. I took the photo at 11 pm. Ouch! Yes, it will be really hard to wake up tomorrow. I made this card for my youngest son Zach's birthday. He's going to be six on Thursday and loves trains. I used Sketch Challenge 207 for my layout and Color Challenge 197 for my color theme. They made for a great boy birthday card. The background of the train is the Baby Wipe technique on Glossy cardstock. See the end of this post for instructions on this technique. Here, I've used the "pick it up and daube" technique. Over the background, I stamped the train in Not Quite Navy. The small strips of Baja Breeze are stamped with the Canvas Background in Not Quite Navy. I sponged around the Kiwi with Basic Gray to give it that smoky look so common to the steam engines. I hope Zach will like this.

Baby Wipe Technique:

Fold a baby wipe in quarters. Using your ink refills, put dots of at least two different colors on the baby wipe, filling up as large a space as you want to stamp. You can use this as your ink pad to ink your stamp on, or pick it up (after you've donned a plastic glove) to daube on your glossy cardstock. It's really that easy, and another good excuse to buy the ink refills.


Happiness is a Journey, Canvas Background, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Glossy Cardstock, Sponge, Baby Wipe.

There. Hope you've enjoyed this post. Let me know if you try this technique - I'd love to see the results. Oh, and if you're wondering where to buy the glossy cardstock from? Well, of COURSE it comes from Stampin' Up!

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  1. Awesome! I think that train looks so good on that background! When I saw that set I kept wondering how to make it look cool... you've managed! I think Zach will love it.

  2. I love how this came out Julie! the background is perfect and I love your train village backdrop too! I'm sure you son will love this wonderful card!

  3. Happy Birthday to Zach!! This is so gorgeous, Julie. This technique works so well with that stamp. Just beautiful!

  4. Beautiful card. I have just tried the Baby Wipe Technique myself for the first time last week. It was a lot of fun and now seeing your card I think I will have to try it again. TFS