Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Baby Wipes for CAS Mix Up

Hi there.

It's time for another challenge at
CAS Mix Up

This month I'm hosting the challenge and I chose....

There are videos at the challenge site and wonderful inspiration from 
our outstanding Design Team and talented Guest Designer, Berry.

I used the technique from this video by Kia for my technique.

I've got to tell you, this technique is like MAGIC!

Here's what the piece of Staples glossy photo paper looked like after smooshing
DOX  (Distress Oxide) ink on it.  (I dried between colors.)

Then I took a clean baby wipe and wiped it off.
This is when the magic happens.

The wipe removes all the chalky film from the top.

My HP Advanced and Staples Photo Plus Gloss worked great.

I did find this technique didn't work on Kodak photo paper or HP Everday Photo Semigloss.

I also found that rubber stamps work better than clear stamps
to stamp a design on top.

There are lots of other ways to use baby wipes.
You can use one of our video tutorials or maybe you can
come up with a new technique of your own.

Be sure to share it with us at

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Enjoy (SU)
Ink:   Jet Black Stazon, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citrono, Peacock Feathers (DOX)
Paper:   Neenah (110 lb. Solar White), Glossy Photo Paper (Staples), Basic Black
Other:  Baby Wipe (Kirkland by Costco), Dancing Dragonfly Collage (MB)


Marianne said...

Such a striking card, Bonnie. Love the contrast between the black silhouettes against the vibrant background. Loking forward to have some fun this month.
Marianne x

Marcia Hill said...

How bright and FUN is this card and I love the shape too Bonnie! I wonder if this technique would work on glossy cardstock too...don't have any photo paper, so might have to try with the glossy cardstock! This is definitely one happy card...makes me think "Summer"! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

such a fun technique and always a surprise when you wipe off the chalky residue. Beautiful card Bonnie :)

Barb Ghig said...

You did such a great job with this technique, Bonnie! I love the vibrant colors and how you added the silhouette dragonflies and blades of grass! A really striking card!

Loll said...

It really is a magical technique. The brightness after wiping with a baby wipe is spectacular. Love the bright, fun colours of your background with the black silhouette framed dragonflies. Amazing contrast, beautiful design! xx

Trina P. said...

I’ve just recently seen this technique and I agree it is magical. Will need to buy some photo paper and give this a try. Beautiful bright card, Bonnie.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very lively colors and pretty card! Thanks for the tips!

Carolyn L said...

What a lively, colorful card, Ms. Bonnie! It seems you just can't go wrong with this technique and that makes it fun to do. I had saved (hoarded) a box full of All brands of old photo paper and every single one of them still printed perfectly.....and yes, I did "feel joy".....lots of it!

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, that sure brings out the brightness. This is cute, Bonnie. Okay, I'm off to watch the videos.

I Card Everyone said...

How amazing is this? Bonnie, you sure know how to make me stretch! Can't wait to try it!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for all the feedback on the different papers/cards Bonnie. Yes it is magic and so is your fabulous card, full of vibrancy and such a striking card x. Thank you for the fun technique x

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a cool card Bonnie! I love the background you got and I love your dragonflies on top of it. I was amazed watching Kia's video, I never knew you could do this with baby wipes, oxides and photo paper!!! I so want to try this out once I feel better. Very cool, very striking! Magic indeed! Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

Beautiful vibrant colours and wonderful contrast with the dragonfly silhouettes and frame. Thanks for the tips on what brands of photo paper work and don't work - I have some Kodak photo paper so won't waste my time trying the technique on it.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful colours and love the black over them, a lovely card.
Faith x

jimlynn said...

WOW! LOVE that background and all those colors. Gorgeous card Bonnie!

nancy littrell said...

I loved and Enjoyed your magic, Bonnie. TFS your step by step technique and your photos of the before and after baby wiping of your colorful DOX background. Your die cut dragonflies are perfect for your background. TFS my friend. Hugs..nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your card Bonnie, and the difference between the inked and un-wiped vs the wiped paper is amazing. Thanks for the tips about which papers 'worked' and which didn't.

Jo said...

This is definitely a magical technique. I tried it as soon as I got home and I went OMG :O
I love the vibrancy of this card. The black die cuts really make this background sensational. Love how you achieved to get droplets too, making it even more interesting. A beautiful card and the "ENJOY" sentiment says it all :D


Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the contrast between the vibrant colors and the black silhouette and frame, Bonnie! The dragonflies pop against the gorgeous background and look like they're flying away. The tall card is perfect for this design.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the different photo papers and stamps! Thank you also for choosing this fun & "Wow" challenge!
Hideko xx

Bo┼╝enA said...

It's true, your background looks magical. I love all the colored spots that have been made. Black dragonflies look amazing against this background. Great contrast. Does the handkerchief somehow activate the DOX colors? Is it just a matter of removing the chalk from the surface? Thank you for the beautiful inspiration, Bonnie.

Susan Joyce said...

The DOX inks create such a fun and bold background to your striking card Bonnie.

Bobby said...

I love the bright colors behind the dragonflies, Bonnie. I too tried a couple of different photo papers. When I get a little time I want to try this again. I just love all the new techniques you girls teach us. I'm sure there will be plenty more after the retreat. ;)