Fun Fold Thank You – Playing with the Z Fold

Welcome! I’m showing you my Fun Fold Thank You card that I’ll be sending out to my Stampin’ Up!® customers that purchased from me this month.

Fun Fold Thank You card open

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Regular readers will know how much I LOVE this bundle! It never fails to be my go-to set when I need a card in a hurry. This Fun Fold Thank You card comes together very quickly but packs a whole bunch of WOW!

Fun Fold Thank You card closed

I went with a basic Z Fold on a base of Pool Party and placed a stamped mat of Whisper White on it. Then I wrapped a long piece of Pool Party sheer ribbon around the middle of the card and tied into into a bow to the right of the fold. When I was happy with the bow placement I adhered the ribbon on the folded card front.

After that I adhered the die cut sunflower over the top of the ribbon, leaving half the sunflower centre hanging of the edge. I kept the centre attached and adhered some sequins from the Woven Threads packet.

To complete the card I stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto black card stock. Sprinkled white embossing powder over it and heat embossed. Next I fussy cut the “bunch” saying from the main sentiment and set to the side while I fussy cut the rest of the sentiment. Finally I mounted the “THANKS A” with dimensionals onto the card front and adhered the “bunch” saying below (no dimensionals).

Fun Fold Thank You card

Fun Fold Thank You Baby Wipe Stamping Technique

Have you tried the Baby Wipe Technique? As a lover of colour, it’s one of my favourite techniques!

The colours I decided to go with were Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green.

Using an empty stamp case I layered a clean baby wipe on the base. I then chose my reinker colours. I decided Coastal Cabana would be the sunflower centre and Pool party would dominate the top and bottom areas of the stamped image. Drops of Bermuda Bay and Granny Green Apple were given the left and right sides respectively. After watching the spread of colour I sprinkled some more drops of Pool Party to ‘fill-in’ some of the gaps.

I was sparing on the dominate Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green, but looking at my card I think a bit more Granny Apple Green could have worked.

Fun Fold Thank You card using baby wipe technique

When I was happy with the spread of the ink (i.e. no more gaps), I pressed the large sunflower image into the baby wipe. Just press. Don’t lift and repress like you would on an ink pad. After giving the stamp a good press down onto the baby wipe, lift and check that you are happy with the ink distribution.

On my first go I realised the ink area needed to be wider to fit the large stamp. So I added more drops of ink from the reinkers. I cleaned the stamp and pressed down into the baby wipe.

Lift. Check. Stamp. {smile}

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