Beautiful birthday easel card featuring Very Versailles by Stampin' Up!

Are you ready for a really fun challenge? I love the one that just starting today at Make My Monday – “Use the Baby Wipe Technique.” If you haven’t tried it before, this tutorial will help you but it’s not hard! I hadn’t done it in a few years so I really enjoyed doing it for this card, using some stamp sets that I just love. The branch of leaves in Very Versailles stamp set was the perfect choice to show just how stunning this technique is!

My secrets to making this project

  • My card wasn’t initially going to be an easel card but I stamped three panels to make sure I got a good one. I loved how the leaves turned out so much that I decided to use two of them.
  • This card is a 6″ square easel card. To make the base, you just need to have a 12″x6″ piece of cardstock, and score at 3″ and 6.” The card front is just a 6″ square, which I decided to make with Whisper White instead of Cinnamon Cider to brighten it up a bit. (Secret: Don’t have 12″x12″ cardstock? You can easily make a square easel card by using 8 1/2″x11″ and cutting it to 5 1/2″x11″ and scoring at 5 1/2.”)

Card Details

  • Baby wipe technique: I placed a few baby wipes flat into a plastic container, then added drops of ink from four colors (listed below) randomly around the wipes until it was adequately covered.
  • Once I completed the stamping on the front panel, I cut it down to a 5″ square, then backed it with the In Good Taste DSP, then both were adhered to the new Color Velveteen paper in the new annual catalog. I had no problem adhering anything to it at all! Then, I adhered this to the Whisper White panel to complete the card front base.
  • The sentiment was stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink and cropped out with the Hippo & Friends dies. I wanted something behind it but didn’t want to cover too much of the pretty leaves. So, I colored one of the vellum doilies with a Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends pen. I adhered two more doilies behind it with adhesive spray and placed it onto the card front.
  • Still needing a little something on the front, I stamped the butterfly from Positive Thoughts with the baby wipes and cropped it out with its coordinating die from Nature’s Thoughts dies.
  • To do the inside of the card, I made the panels just like the card front. Then, I stamped the sentiment from Best Year stamp set and cropped it out with Stitched Shapes and backed it with the designer paper cropped with the Ornate Frames die.
  • The trick with an easel card is that something has to hold the card front panel up, so the inside sentiment is popped up with dimensionals.
  • I cut two pieces of ribbon and adhered it under the sentiment and then added some enamel dots on both the front and inside.
Very Versailles Cling Stamp Set
Price: $23.00
Discover your inner rococo with the picturesque design of the Very Versailles Stamp Set!

Stampin’ Up!’s cling stamps
* Are premium rubber stamps.
+ Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don’t have to trim.
+ Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.

Quantity: 7 cling stamps

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