Saturday, August 7, 2010
Funky Little Trees
So these little trees are from a set called Funky Four. I think I found a way to make these trees really funky! Don't they look all tie-dyed? Wanna know how I did it?
I made my own ink pad using my classic ink refills and a baby wipe. Yes, a baby wipe!
I grabbed a regular ol' baby wipe and folded it over a couple of times and placed it in a paper plate. I used More Mustard, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry ink refills and added just a few drops of each color randomly on the baby wipe until I got an area a little larger than the tree stamp inked up.
It worked like a regular ink pad from that point on. After I inked the tree I used a Early Espresso marker to do the trunk. I made sure to stamp a bunch of these trees, I think I must have done 30 or 40 of them the one "ink pad" that I made. The colors started to fade some at the end but not bad for a first try at this technique I think.
I used the FTL 102 sketch for my card. The little lines were done with my paper trimmer and bone folder. The button on the left is a Designer Button from the Brights collection and the other two are some of the Bitty Buttons with paper behind them that was punched with the coordinating Itty Bitty Shapes punches. All of the buttons were tied with Linen Thread. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. A must have set!
Here is a great tutorial on how to make a stamp pad with a Baby Wipe.
Thanks for the visit!