Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Finally I got it done!

Hello Friends - is it just me or has this been the craziest of weeks?!  I feel as if I have been running like a chicken with my head cut off suddenly and getting absolutely nowhere - ACKKK - goodness gracious!  Sorry... stress fit now over and moving on - LOL.

I have been planning to participate in the Technique Tuesday August 2012 Challenge - Baby Wipe Reinker all month and here it is practically the last minute and I finally got it done.  If technique challenges kind of make your heart go pitter patter (they do mine a little, maybe that's why I wait til the last minute to put it together)- never fear.... my dear blog friend and DT member from  52CCT, Mynnette - the challenge owner, has done a fabulous job putting together these technique instructions for us to follow.  It's hard not to be successful at it with her instructions and photos of each step.  She has also recently added a few new DT members to the Technique Tuesday challenge and they've shared some really FAB samples with us as well.  Please go check it out - it's wonderful and I know they would love to have you participate in their budding challenge.  For selfish reasons I'd like to see this challenge grow - so want to keep being inspired and learning some new technique talents to use going forward - so please support this challenge if you can ;o)

I made two cards based on this new technique and I have some parts left over to make a couple more that I might get toghether soon to share with you. Per the suggestions for the technique, I used 3 different re-inker colors - mine are Pretty in Pink, Calypso Coral and Rose Red. 

This is the first one - kept it really clean and simple - focus is on the hearts - they do look cool!
And... here is the second one. I had stamped a bunch of hearts on a couple pieces of cardstock (you can get a lot off that first baby wipe) planning to cut them out and do something fabulous with them later.  I decided I liked the look of them all clustered together on this one piece so I just snipped another heart from the other piece of c.s. and popped it up for some added effect at the bottom.  This one is my favorite of the two. 
Here's a side view of the card to see the dimension a little better:
I'm really glad I tried this technique!  Not too messy when you use a large clear block (or other solid flat surface that won't bleed through).  and different results each time you move the stamp around on the baby wipe.  I only had some cleaning clothes for my letter press system that had nearly dried up in the box because it had been so long since I had last used them.  I misted one of them with water and crumpled it up in my hands to re-moisten it.  My ink colors spread out faster than I thought they would (the water probably made some difference) but the colors didn't completely merge into each other as I feared.
So...What do you think? Which do you like best?  I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks so much for stopping by tonight - I'm sure glad that you did.  Til next time - Hugs and Happy Crafting!!


  1. Lol, I have many weeks like that!! Just keep smiling. These are both lovely cards & I haven't used this technique in a while, never with hearts.... x

  2. Oh my gosh, Danielle! These are fabulous! I literally said that when I saw these cards! ;) LOVE them--and the colors you used are amazing! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at Technique Tuesday--we appreciate your participation! :)

  3. A beautiful card, the colours are so bright and vibrant.

    Sue x

  4. Hi Danielle, wow! These are stunning. I love their clean and simple lines and the colours of those hearts are wonderful! Thank you so much for joining in with Technique Tuesdays August challenge. I hope you join us next month too hugs Karen

  5. Gorgeous cards! The hearts are awesome and those colours....WOW. The rhinestones really make the sentiment pop. Both cards are sharp looking :) Thanks so much for joining us this month at Technique Tuesday. Hugs, Tracey DT

  6. These cards are fantastic! I love how great your hearts turned out and how you were able to make 2 different cards with the same hearts! Awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday! :)


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