My Pages

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Fancy Fold Inside Z Fold

Today I am showing off the Lovely Is The Day stamp set and Lovely Leaves dies.  I decided to try a new fancy fold and it is what I am calling the Inside Z Card.  This is a great design if you have a group friends/family who needs to sign the one card.  I love doing the birthday cards for my group and friends but one of the challenges is to make it so everyone can write something on the card…. This is going to be my go to design for those cards.

I started with stamping the flowers and colouring them in.  I used the leaves stamp to colour in the leaves with Pear Pizzazz and Aqua brushed the flowers using Poppy Parade ink pad. Then I cut the stamped image.  The die doesn’t cut the image completely out but I love how the flowers and leaves pop out.  I used the largest oval stitched die to completely cut out the image.

Next the card.  The base card is 210mm x 148mm and scored at 105mm.  I chose the Terracotta Tiles as my base card as it went well with the colour of the flowers.  I used the scalloped edge large oval and used it to cut in the centre of the card front.  I glued the flower stitched oval to the scalloped oval I cut from the card.  Note; just add glue to the edge of the stitched oval so the flowers and leaves can still be raised up.  For the card front I used a new embossing folder Ornate Floral that is coming out in the new 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalogue.

For the inside I used Whisper White and cut that at 200mm and scored it at 99mm and 150mm.  I stamped the single flower in the Lovely Is The Day stamp set on the left corner and used the leaves stamp in the same set to colour the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  For the flower I used the Poppy Parade light and dark blend pens…. But if you don’t have those you can always use the Aqua brush and Poppy Parade ink pad.  On the whisper white I stamped the greeting Here's to a wonderful from the stamp set Verdant Garden in Poppy Parade, I popped tape over the “couple….” word,  inked up the stamp and took off the tape before stamping (I can’t tell you how many times I have left the tape on and then stamped lol).  Leaving couple out meant I could hand write anything, for example To a wonderful 'partner' or 'friend'.

The final touches I have added are the tag with hello from the Darling Label Punch Box , the faceted terracotta tile dots under the hello and the terracotta tile ribbon.  Below is a short video of the card.

If you have, any questions about this project please feel free to message me.  Click on the link Lovely Is The Day Z Card and it will take you to my store and will list all the products I used for the Fancy Fold Inside Z Fold.  I will have the card available for a short time to purchase as a kit or you can purchase this card from me completed.  Just PM me.

Stay well and safe and happy stamping.