Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fancy Fold Z Card

This post is on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today...
hope to see you there!
There is still time to enter our 1 2 3 challenge!!

Hello Classy Friends, Diane here with you on the blog today.
I have been making so many A2 cards that I decided to step a bit out of the box
and get slightly more creative!

Today I have a very easy and fun card to show you, a "Z" card
I am sure you have seen these here and there and I noticed there are
several versions of them.....
I went for  the "simple" version!!

My card was started with a cream card stock base.
I covered the front and back of the card for a more professional look,
starting with the front using Stardream Serpentine Pearlized Metallic paper
which I embossed with a Crafts Too Mini Fans embossing folder.
The rest of the card was covered with beautiful papers from
 Prima Zephyr 6x6 paper stack.

Before adhering all my papers down with 1/2" Scor-tape,
on all edges of my papers...
I think it gives a more finished look to the card, blending all the papers together.

I used a ribbon from my stash on one of the panels of the card, 
which I glued a resin Whimsy Heart to the bows center.

To decorate the front of my card I cut two sets of Memory Box Blushing Bouquet
that I colored with copics.
The little bow on the front is so precious!!

The inside of the card I used a sentiment from JustRite Poppies Label Twenty Nine
which was stamped and cut on Spellbinders Floral Ovals

If you would like to try one of these cards, I have a "rough" diagram for you
this is very easy using a 8 1/2" x 11" card stock...
save the upper piece to make a smaller version of the "Z" card!!

I hope this has inspired you to try one of these cards...they are so fun and easy...
the hard part is deciding how you want to decorate them!
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and join in with us.....have a great day!!

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Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FANTASTIC! And, I love that you have decorated ALL sides of this fabulous Z fold creation! Your little flowers on the front mimic those on the paper perfectly! Thanks for the directions (guess what I'm going to do right now!! lol) HUGS and have a great weekend!

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so beautifully designed with gorgeous design paper and those little flowers on the front is just wonderful.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so gorgeous, Diane!! I love the beautiful papers you used!! The flowers on front are so pretty!! I tried one of these once and it turned out so bad, I tossed it :/ Yours is stunning!! I may have to try it are so inspiring!! Have a great weekend my friend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

UTs Hobby Time said...

Fabulous Z fold card. Love the patterned papers and flowers.

scrappinC said...

Beautiful card. Love all the flowers and the fold of the card. The papers you used are beautiful.
Cindy Lou

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely card Diane and what a lovely shape! I may use this one for my group! Thanks for the instructions ... Hope you are having fun!

Tammi said...

fantastic card!!! Thanks for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!!

Tammi said...

wow!! Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!!!

janna'scraftingattic said...

What a great card & I love the slanted fold. Sentiment and oval die cut are lovely , I feel a. Purchase coming on !
Thank you for joining in with the Crafting Cafe challenge this time :-)

Leslie Miller said...

So pretty, Diane! Love the flowers on the front and the little bow die. I would really love to have that die. Gorgeous papers. I really appreciate the diagram, too. Saved it and hope to try it soon. I need to get more creative with my card designs.

Amanda Baldwin said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Color Me Scrappy!

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a fantastic creation! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Lil Green Bug said...

This is beautiful..... love this card. I so now want to make one myself.
Thanks for sharing.and joining us over at HIMCR for the challenge.

Elizabeth said...

This is really pretty! I love all of your details! Thanks for playing along with CMS!

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is fantastic, love it. Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

Rochelle Spears said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with CMS! :)

Valerie Andrieux said...

Your card is beautiful ! I love your flowers ! Thank you for playing at CMS !

Amanda Curtin said...

Beautiful detailed work! Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe. Ax