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.

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