Crafting with Amelia
After playing with baby wipes and ink refills to create this card last week, I had a brainstorm. What about Stampin’ Up!® Pigment Sprinkles? Would they work as well?
Well, yes. Yes they do. In fact, I think they work better. You don’t have to use much (unless you let your granddaughter do the sprinkling) and they are so bold and bright.
Yesterday, the Kindergarten and Elementary students at Amelia’s school gave fall concerts and parents (and grandparents) were invited. I was so happy to be able to attend, and I was so proud of the kids. Here’s the carload Amelia rode with to the second concert.
Cuteness overload, right? The kids who had parents at the concert got to go home early, so we had the whole afternoon together. We met Mike for lunch, and since we had a few extra hours, I showed her the baby wipe/Pigment Sprinkles technique.
I had planned to create a video tutorial for the technique, but Amelia was doing such a beautiful job, I filmed her and decided to use that video for the tutorial (plus she snitched the leaf I was going to use for my video).
Just so you know – this was very impromptu, so I didn’t put out a clean grid sheet or clean off my table, so this is as real as it gets. Especially when our cat Ashlynn caused the abrupt ending. She decided she was tired of being ignored and caused havoc in the background. I was also holding my phone, so there may be a little wobble when I noticed the cat stealing chicken nuggets. Life, right? Oh – and watch closely to see a new use for VersaMark, compliments of Amelia.
In case you couldn’t hear it well, we used a baby wipe with Pigment Sprinkles and “mushed” the die-cut leaves and punched daisies into the color. The leaf colors are Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, and just a small tap of Melon Mambo. Amelia created the color mix for the daisies and “winter leaf.” I know there’s a lot of Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay, and I’m fairly sure she used some Granny Apple Green (because that’s so fun to watch change color when it gets wet).
Oh – here’s a little tip for you. You can use the inked up baby wipe as a “stamp pad” as well!
I wasn’t sure about her colors for the winter leaf, but I liked it so much I made a couple more. I love how children aren’t afraid to try things! Here’s what I did with winter leaves.
After they dried, I stamped them with the leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp Set (bundle the stamp set and the Gathered Leaves dies to save 10%!) using Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink. (I’m still getting used to my Storage by Stampin’ Up!® system; I meant to use Highland Heather.) I wanted them to be really frosty, so I added some Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin’ Glitter. (Hey, you can never have too much glitter, right? Don’t answer. At least Amelia agrees with me!)
I embossed the Night of Navy Cardstock with the Layered Leaves 3-D Embossing Folder, then added it to a Purple Posy card base. The Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is perfect with the winter leaves.
For a little more icy feel, I colored the Rhinestones with Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss Dark Stampin’ Blends, then added them around the leaves.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy (and Amelia). Have a wonderful day!