P retty fall card using the baby wipe technique and Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Mint Macaron Cardstock at 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Cajun Craze Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" of green, light brown, dark brown, and orange leaves on vanilla background design from Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper, cut so the leaves are pointing up on the horizontal rectangle
- 1-3/4" x 5-1/8" from Cajun Craze Cardstock
- 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" from Very Vanilla Cardstock
Adhere the rectangle of Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper to the large rectangle of Cajun Craze Cardstock.
As you are ready to stamp using the Love Of Leaves Photopolymer Set or Beautiful Autumn Photopolymer Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Pick out one of the sentiments from the Love Of Leaves Set or Beautiful Autumn Set that is 2" or less in length and no more than 1" tall and mount it on an appropriate size block. Ink it up with the Early Espresso Ink Pad. Stamp it on the long strip of horizontal Cajun Craze in the lower right corner.
Adhere the stamped Cajun Craze strip to the matted designer paper/cardstock rectangle so it is about 1/4" from the bottom.
Cut a 6-1/4" piece of the Mint Macaron 1/2" Basket Weave Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack.
Lay the ribbon across the matted designer paper/cardstock layers so it is about 1/4" from the top of the Cajun Craze sentiment strip. Flip the rectangle over and fold the ends of the ribbon over. Adhere the ends of the ribbon in place with pieces of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape strips and add Stampin' Seal to the back of the Cajun Craze rectangle. Adhere it to the front of the Mint Macaron card.
To create a baby wipe ink pad, fold a clean, moist baby wipe into quarters. Place it on/in a container of some sort (a stamp case works great, especially since you can close it up when not using it to help it stay moist and to keep ink from getting where you don't want it). Put a few drops of the darkest ink refill (I used Early Espresso) onto the folded baby wipe leaving some space between them. Add a few more drops of the medium ink refill (I used Cajun Craze) to the folded baby wipe letting them overlap the other ink spots a bit, but leaving some clear areas. Fill in the rest of the spaces using drops of the lightest ink refill (I used Mint Macaron).
Tip: Baby wipes that are smooth (don't have images dry embossed in to them) work best.
Tip: If you don't have an empty stamp case to use, just use a paper plate, plastic container, etc.
Mount the oak leaf image from the Love Of Leaves Set on Block D. Press the stamp onto the inked up baby wipe a couple of times, slightly shifting the position of the stamp each time. Stamp in the center of the Very Vanilla rectangle.
Pick out the matching large, open, oak leaf die from the Stitched Leaves Dies. Put it on top of the stamped leaf image on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. Pick out the matching, solid, oak leaf die from the Stitched Leaves Dies. Put it on top of the stamped leaf image so it is inside the open die. Run through the machine. Keep the leaf cut out and the remainder of the vanilla rectangle.
Note: The solid die doesn't really cut anything out. Instead, it will add vein texture to the interior of the leaf by dry embossing it in place.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the oak leaf cut out to the front of the card at an angle so it overlaps the ribbon and the top of the Cajun Craze sentiment strip. The stem of the leaf should be pointing towards the lower right corner and should be near the sentiment.
Mount the outline acorn image from the Beautiful Autumn Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Early Espresso Ink Pad. Stamp it in a corner of the remaining vanilla rectangle leaving room to punch it out.
Mount the solid acorn top image from the Beautiful Autumn Set on Block A. Press the stamp onto the inked up baby wipe a couple of times, slightly shifting the position of the stamp each time. Stamp in the center of the top of the previously stamped acorn image.
Mount the solid acorn bottom image from the Beautiful Autumn Set on Block A. Press the stamp onto the inked up baby wipe a couple of times, slightly shifting the position of the stamp each time. Stamp in the center of the bottom of the previously stamped acorn image.
Unlock the acorn punch from the Autumn Punch Pack. Hold it upside down so you can see the punching area. Slide the stamped acorn image into the punch and get it centered in the punching area. Punch.
Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the acorn punch out to the front of the card so it overlaps the bottom left side of the leaf cut out and the top of the acorn stem is near where the leaf stem meets the bottom of the leaf.
Cut a 4" piece of the Copper 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack.
Tie the ribbon in a half knot. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon knot to the front of the card over the area where the acorn and leaf stems meet.
Pick out one acorn from the Acorn Trinkets.
Slide the Acorn Trinket onto the ribbon. Tie the trinket in the center of the ribbon using a knot. Trim the ends of the ribbon.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the knot/trinket to the card front over the area where the acorn and leaf stems meet.