Cheryl Charland did an oldie-but-goodie technique to decorate a darling sucker holder she demonstrated at our team meeting this month, and it reminded me just how enjoyable the baby wipe-as-ink-pad technique was to do. I always have baby wipes handy because I'm such a messy stamper, so I just pulled out my ink refills in some fall tones and set to work.
Not familiar with this technique? Free tutorial and more samples here!
I got all 24 treat bag toppers that I needed to stamp finished, and the ink "pad" was still good, so I ended up stamping enough extra bits to make nine cards! I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Cajun Craze re-inkers.
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I stamped most of the leaf image on a 4.25 x 3 rectangle of Whisper White, then stamped an additional leaf for each card on scratch cardstock, for die-cutting. They looked great layered in the middle, sometimes with a die-cut of metallic gold or copper foil adhered underneath and slightly off-set.
All these trendy new metallics are really inspiring me! I got out my gold and copper thread spools, my fancy washi tape that's been my faithful sidekick for about a month now, and I even worked in some of the bold plaid Year of Cheer specialty Designer Series Paper for the fun "lumberjack chic" fad.
Let's add some bling! Color-coordinated metallics from Stampin' Up:
Do you like using metal elements in your cardmaking? Here's a fun article about the topic: 5 Things Designers Know About Using Metallics Leave a comment and let me know if you learned a thing or two you didn't know before! I know I did!