Sunday, 25 July 2010


One of the amazing techniques I learnt from Lindsay last week, was making a multi coloured background 'paper' using baby wipes.
You simply run a Big and Juicy multi coloured ink pad onto your craft sheet and then lay a baby wipe onto it to pick up the ink - a plastic glove is a must for this.
The end result is quite lovely and being a bit textured, adds to the appeal.
I used my piece to make a Tim butterfly to go on  a birthday card for a friend's little girl. (don't tell Emily if you are reading this Sharon).

I used bundled sage and shabby shutters distress ink to shade the card before stamping a swirl with shabby shutters ink. I then cut out the butterfly by putting 2 layers of black card through my Big Shot. I stuck the baby wipe onto the plain pieces of the butterfly and then overlaid the cut out layers. I then stuck each bit to the card using both extra sticky double-sided tape and 2 sizes of black 3D foam. I put a small purple brad through a green plastic flower then a purple Prima flower after which I wrapped the end of some purple wire round the stem of the brad which I had threaded through some seed beads and 2 metal charms.
I finished off with some gorgeous stickles on the butterfly body and a few sticky gems on the bottom of the card.
The butterfly die is really beautiful and cuts so cleanly and easily. I can see me using this a lot.


SDCrafts said...

And NOW I can see the point of 'getting all inky' - this result has form and passion, thinking and planning - it IS because it is how you wanted it to BE.

Lovely Joanne - well done Lindsay!

Heather said...

That's really effective, Joanne - I wouldn't have thought of using the babywipes like that for butterfly wings. Very creative! Heather x

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgoeus card hun... gloves??? As if I would ever be that organised!! I always have stained fingers and nails...I really should be a cleaner crafter... have a grand day hun xx