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Monday, November 11, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #23 - Less is More - Baby Wipe Technique

Rich Razzleberry Card #2


I've neglected my Color Coach Challenge Journey somewhat, but I'm back on the wagon with this card. I wanted to play along with the One Layer Challenge at Less is More this week AND when I looked at the Color Coach colours of Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie....it said "Thanksgiving" to me.

Now....if you read my blog carefully you will figure out that I am in Australia where we do not celebrate 'Thanksgiving'....so why would I make a Thanksgiving card you may ask?.....well, I have a couple of very lovely and totally fantastic friends from the US....one of which lives in Brisbane and the other returned to Ohio a few months back, so I'm going to send them this card. I think 'Thanksgiving' is a wonderful tradition.....I wish that Australia had something similar....preferably in our Autumn! :)

Here's my One Layer Card....yes, it is definitely one layer...there's a couple of techniques going on here...Baby Wipe & Masking. 

Baby Wipe Technique:
I dropped ink from my reinkers onto a baby wipe that I just folded onto a saucer. I took my 'Four Seasons' stamp and used the baby wipe like an ink pad. It gives a lovely marbled effect and looks so much better in real life. :) I don't know why it took me so long to give this technique a try!

Now I confess that the border was a 'mistake cover-up'! *GASP* 
Originally this was a plain white card and I felt that the border needed something so I drew some lines freehand around the border with my Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive markers. I wanted it to look like a beautiful doodled masterpiece but it just looked wrong. So I got a couple of post-it notes and stuck them down about 5mm from the border and sponged quite heavily around the edges with Rich Razzleberry. I drew a few more lines and lo and behold it looked like a wooden frame. Don't you love it when a mistake gives birth to a card that you didn't even imagine!?

Anyway....I hope my friends like their card....and Happy Thanksgiving to all my US blog followers and all my US Pinterest followers! :)

Alison xx

Materials used:
Stamps - Four Seasons (retired), Day of Gratitude (retired)
Ink - Rich Razzleberry (inkpad, marker, reinker), Old Olive (inkpad, marker, reinker), Pumpkin Pie (reinker). 
Cardstock - Whisper White
Accessories - none!
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Baby Wipe, Stampin' Sponges. 


  1. This is beautiful Alison.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. Pretty card Alison! Love how you ended up creating a border - looks like it was meant to be there all along.


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Alison xx