Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Today I have a simple Fun Fold card for you.  Since I am featuring the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set this week, today I'm using the Branch Silhouette stamp.

This Fun Fold folds vertically with an upper and a lower flap.  I used the By the Bay Designer Series Paper (DSP) collection to decorate the two flaps.

As I mentioned in Monday's post, the Amazing Silhouette stamp set is an excellent set to use with Techniques.  The stamps themselves create "simple" images and so techniques can be used to jazz them up a bit.

For today's card, I used the Baby Wipe Technique for stamping my image.  For this technique, a baby wipe is used to create a multi-color "stamp pad".  If you are not familiar with this technique the following short Connect to Create video by my friend and collaborator, Kathi Ondus, shows you how to do the technique.  

All you need are a Baby Wipe, some re-inkers, and a stamp.  The colors I used to stamp my Branch Silhouette were pulled from the colors in the designer series paper, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue and Blushing Bride.

After stamping the image, I used the Layering Diorama Dies to die cut and mat the stamped image.  I thought the curvy shape coordinated well with the flowy feeling of the DSP on the top flap.

The image is attached to only the top flap which is held closed by the sentiment.  I placed the sentiment so I could tuck the edge of the Diorama Die cut under the edge of the sentiment.

A Night of Navy bow and some retired Iridescent Pearls finished the card front.

For the inside of the card, I again stamped the Branch Silhouette using the Baby Wipe Technique. 

If you are planning to use your Baby Wipe "ink pad" multiple times, for example for the card front, the inside and perhaps the envelope, my recommendation is that once you ink your Baby Wipe, you stamp all the images.  

Maybe it is my particular Baby Wipe brand, but it does seem to dry out fairly quickly.  You can easily reink it, but to save ink -- and time -- I have found it easiest to just stamp all the images at once.  As a bonus, the more times you use the Baby Wipe "ink pad", the color will tend to blend together more, and it makes for interesting variation in the stamped images.
If you would like more information on how to create today's card, you can download a FREE TUTORIAL at this link.  With Fun Fold cards, the scoring step is often the most critical, so the tutorial does include a scoring diagram.

If you would like more information on any of the products I used, you can click on the images in the Product List below.  The link will take you to my Stampin' Up! store where all the product details are available, and you can also purchase products.

Product List

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