Friday, March 26, 2021

Double Z-fold Horses Birthday Card

 

This is a super fun birthday for all ages. The double Z-fold provides a pasture scene with horses behind a fence line. The fence make the second the Z-fold. These cards provide huge impact with very little efforts.

Here's what you need:
  • Red/cherry cardstock cut 11 x 4 1/4, score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
  • White cardstock - 2 panels 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 and 1 panel 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • White cardstock scrap for message panel
  • Crumb cake/tan cardstock for fence dies
  • 2 green colors for the grass dies
  • Small scrap for cowboy hat
  • Fence and grass dies - Spellbinders is pictured
  • Banner dies
  • Let it Ride stamp set - Stampin' Up
  • Hardwood background stamp - Stampin' Up
  • Happy birthday stamp
  • Natural Jute for rope
  • Ink pads - green, blue and Copic friendly black
  • Copic markers to color horses


To form the fence line into a z-fold, attach the fence pieces (you'll need 3 plus one post) using extra pieces in between the sections. Once all of the fence has bee assembled, score at 5 1/2" and 8 1/4" and fold. These folds will be the opposite of those on the base.

To create the scene, stamps the horses and trees first where you want them. Mask the horses and then sponge on green ink to look like the grass area and very light blue to make the sky. Unmask the horses and color with Copic markers. Attached the scene panels to the red base. 

With the card folded, glue down the first and last sections to the card base leaving the middle section unattached. Glue down accessories like the cowboy hat and lasso. I also glue down a small message panel.






I hope you give this double Z-fold card a try.

Happy card making!
Kathie K.



Monday, March 22, 2021

Peacock Z Fold Birthday Card

 


This peacock birthday definitely has the wow factor. The elegant foil cardstock combined with the fun, Z-fold will wow any recipient. And its so easy to make.

The card expands to 11" and folds to an A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) and fits nicely into a standard envelope. I chose a blue color pallet but any color combination will work great. Here's what you'll need:
  • Blue cardstock cut to 11 x 4 1/4; score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
  • Designer paper with a blue foil design - cut 2 panels 4 1/8 x 2 5/8
  • White cardstock for floral oval, sentiment tag and hexagon dies (approximately 4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
    • Cut 2 hexagons; trim each one to 2 1/2" long
  • Blue, gold and light teal foil/mirror cardstock - enough to cut feathers and peacock:
    • Blue - cut peacock, large feather, medium feather
    • Gold - cut triple feather, medium feather, small swirl feather
    • Teal - cut triple feather, and small swirl feather
  • Anno Griffin Peacock and Feathers die set
  • Spellbinders Floral Oval die set
  • Stampin' Up Fancy Frames die set
  • Teal rhinestones (not pictured)
  • Happy birthday stamp
  • Peacock feather stamp for envelope (Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock)
Instructions:
  1. Make the Z fold using the score lines
  2. Attach designer paper to first two panels
  3. Place the large oval die white cut in center of large blue panel and adhere; attach large blue feather along right side of oval
  4. Attach the cut hexagon die cuts lining up the cut ends at the fold; this will become the base that the peacock and feathers will attach to.
  5. Build the peacock by attaching the feathers to the back of the blue peacock; start with the gold and teal triple feathers; add the medium blue feather, gold and teal swirl feather and finish with the gold medium feather towards the bottom. Tip: Glue dots work great for attaching the feathers; make sure the feathers do not hang off the card base when folded.
  6. Using dimensionals, adhere peacock to the front panel.
  7. To finish off the card, attach small teal rhinestones to the peacock for the eye and add to sentiment die cut.


I hope you give this card a try. It so much easier than looks and will be sure to impress.

Happy card making!
Kathie K.



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