Good Evening Everyone!
I hope you are enjoying a restful weekend!
I was taking a peek at the challenges listed over at Feline Playful and came across a few that caught my attention. I made a decision last week to create a variety of 'fancy fold' cards for the upcoming local Fall Craft Show and as I was doing a bit of investigating over at Splitcoast Stampers as well as online (YouTube, etc.), I found that there can be more than one card design that falls under the same name. i.e. Z-Fold Cards
Here are a couple that I have created.
(My post is a bit lengthy ... might want to grab a comfy chair.)
This is what I initially called a Z-Fold card and is the style they were looking for at the Come and Get It Challenge. So following the guidelines that they provided by Linda Duke (here) I've created this lovely z-fold card in purples & greens. The double sided designer paper is from K&Co and the focus image if from JustRite Stamps.
I have stamped this sweet image from the JustRite Clear 'Botanical Butterflies' (CR-02245) set several times and popped up the flowers & the outer word ring with dimensional tape.
My flower was created from a scrap of designer paper, Best Creations Inc 'A Walk in the Garden' (AW012) and the medium PunchBunch 'Ovoid' floral punch. The center stamen is the PunchBunch 'Big Skye' punch and the leaves are Marianne (LR0156) die. Martha Stewart 'branch' leaf punch and purple Stickles were also used in the creation of my flower. Ooops nearly forgot to mention the PunchBunch Flower Making Kit and McGill black mat were also used.
The other items used on this card are the Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Kaiser pearls, Michael's satin ribbon and the SU scallop border punch.
(Items identified in RED were purchased at Joan's Gardens.)
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The other style of Z-fold card I found looks like this:
It is this style that I have cut out several 'base cards' and started to decorate for the upcoming show. I will be using this particular card as a SAMPLE to show the people what I mean by 'Z-Fold' instead of them wanting to take the cards out of their protective sleeves. I will share the other cards made in this style at a later date.
On this card I have used a cute sticker from Crafty Secrets, SU red gingham paper (very old), Spellbinder scallop rectangle dies, and the sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps. Pretty simple design but still cute I think!
SO ... WHICH STYLE DO YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU HEAR "Z-FOLD"?
Here are a few challenges I'd like to enter these cards into:
Come and Get It Challenge - Z-Fold
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge - Add a Flower
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything but a Square or Rectangle
Hiding in My Craft Room - Homemade Flowers
Joan's Gardens - Homemade Flowers from punches and/or dies
Just Some Lines - Give a Gift of Flowers
Prairie Fairy Friday - Anything with Flowers
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Punches & Dies
Since it's getting late (nearly bedtime), I guess I'll bring this post to an end.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'd really LOVE to hear your opinion on this fancy fold style ... or any comment you may have for that matter! LOL!
Big Hugs to you all and I wish you a FABULOUS week ahead!