Friday, July 10, 2020

2020 Stash Party #34 - Another Baby Wipe Background

Hello, Crafty Makers!
I found another baby wipe technique on YouTube! 
My "Stash Party" is a way of exploring all the "stuff" I have accumulated over the years and using it for the first time or in new and different ways. Like most other crafters, when Tim Holtz introduced his Distress Inks, I purchased them all (quite a financial investment.) I also purchased the re-inkers. Because I am a creature of habit, I found myself using pretty much the same ink colors all the time and I have untouched pads and re-inkers that are still wrapped in the original plastic. The last few stash projects have also been an opportunity to use my Momento Inks. I sort of abandoned them when I started using Distress Inks. Now, I have rediscovered them and the colors are so vibrant!  Stash diving is fun and it saves money!

This is a fun and very simple technique.  You simply choose the colors you want to use, add a small dot of each color to a folded baby wipe. The spacing of your dots is up to you and mostly depends on the plaid design you want to create.  Swipe the wipe down your card panel(Vertical) and then turn it (Horizontal) and swipe again. I recommend cutting your panel slightly larger than the size you intend to use on your finished card.  Inks I used: Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, and Mustard Seed.

When I talk about stash reduction, I have to include all the papers I own.  Back in 2008, Big Lots was selling the 25 sheet packages of Bazzill's Core-dyed Textured and Smooth cardstock for $5.00.  I think I must have purchased about 10 packs per week until it was all gone.  The Hubster thought I was crazy but now he has to admit that I made a good investment against inflation.  The papers came in assorted colors and there were different assortments.  I still have twenty or more unopened packages and many packages from which various colors have been used.  The paper I used for this project came from one of the assortment packs.
The Happy Gram Sentiment Stamp is a new purchase.  I love Tammy Tutterow's Big Sentiments and when I saw them in the Amazon Marketplace at a reduced price, I had to grab two of them. I actually set aside a portion of my stimulus check for use to purchase a few new dies and stamps. It was the first time I had purchased crafting supplies in almost two years. I can make one more purchase and then I am back on my "crafty diet" and won't make any more purchases this year or in 2021. I fussy cut the sentiment and colored it with oil pencils.  The uncut area of white card stock was too jarring so I used Faded Jeans Distress Oxide and Wink of Stella to calm it down and add a little interest.  I also reduced my brad stash by adding one that coordinates well with my colors to the sentiment.  
Speaking of brads, I have over fifty sets of Bo Bunny Brads (white foam ones) and maybe 30-40 of the carded brad sets.  This was another 2008 Big Lots find.  They were selling these for $1.00 and $1.25.  I recently went through my collections and separated the orphans and grouped them by size.  I also have about forty Prima brad packs and some miscellaneous ones that I purchased from a crafty supplier who was going out of business that same year.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your stash reduction plans are going as well as mine.
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