Hand Made Fathers Day Card using Stencil and Baby Wipe Technique

Hi Everyone, here’s another Fathers Day card, this time I tried out a technique using baby wipes and a stencil for part of the background effect. I am really pleased with the way it turned

Hi Everyone, here’s another Fathers Day card, this time I tried out a technique using baby wipes and a stencil for part of the background effect. I am really pleased with the way it turned out, particularly having the turquoise in there which lifts the colour but still looks masculine enough.

Hand made Fathers Day card with inked, stamped background, hessian and heat embossed tag

Start with an A6 Kraft card blank and layer it with turquoise card.

For the background cut a piece of white card to 9.5 x 13.75cm, use a foam ink blending tool to blend distress oxide ink all over the card. You need to be generous with the ink on this for the technique to work properly.

 
The ink colours are Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Peacock Feathers. Ink around the edges with Black Soot.
Position your stencil over the background and lay a baby wipe over it, I bought really cheap baby wipes that are very thin and needed to use two at a time for this. 

Take a brayer and roll it all over the stencil area, this presses the baby wipe into the spaces in the stencil and the moisture in the baby wipe lifts the ink, as you roll the brayer over it you will start to see the ink colour coming through the baby wipe, that’s when you know it’s working!

Lift off the baby wipe and stencil and you should see the effect with the ink colour being much lighter in the areas that the baby wipe was touching.

Using the old map and old script stamps and stamp parts of them randomly on the background with Frayed Burlap leaving some areas unstamped. Ink around the edges with Black Soot ink. Cut a length of hessian ribbon the width of the card front and use ultra high bond double sided tape to adhere it across the stamped panel. 
Die cut the tag shape, from brown card, wipe an embossing ink pad across it to cover the surface with clear ink, sprinkle all over with Verdigris embossing powder shake off the excess and rub a little bit off on one or two of the edges to create a worn look. Use a heat gun to set the embossing powder. Stick the Fathers Day peel off to the front of the tag and ink lightly with Frayed Burlap ink to take off some of the shine.
Take a length of paper cord, split it into two thinner strands and thread them through the holes in the tag. Use adhesive foam pads to stick the tag in place on the hessian ribbon, wrap the ends of the paper cord around the back of the inked panel and secure with ultra high bond tape. Finally fix the whole panel to the card front.
I really like the different colours and textures on this card and the way they work together, hope you like it too. All supplies are linked below.
Thanks for visiting.
Debbie x
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