I am loving this fun fold card featuring a z fold. This is a great card making idea for Christmas, birthdays, or any occasion when you want a little something special. I tried it with the Forever Fern and Tree Angle stamp sets and the Forever Greenery and 'Tis the Season Stampin' Up! paper, but it would work with any stamps and patterned paper. It's such a quick and easy card design that shows off all that pretty patterned paper or scrapbooking paper you have hidden in your stash.
Enough of chatter, let's get to the details on these awesome z fold cards! On y go! Let's get stamping.
With sketch challenges, I always like to play around a bit with the basic sketch and take some liberties. This is especially true in my first card featuring the new Tree Angle stamp set and Stitched Triangles dies. I flipped the card on its side and created two Christmas trees with a suggestion of a patch of starlit sky between them. I added copper stars to the trees, a line of Copper Foil, and a copper greeting cut with the Joy die set.
I stamped the floral triangle on a piece of Petal Pink cardstock using Petal Pink ink and then cut the word "Hi" using the Playful Alphabet dies. I used the same triangle to stamp along the edges of the piece of Petal Pink cardstock that is the first layer of the card. For a little bling, I finished the card with some of the Artistry Blooms Sequins.
For quite a while now, I have been trying to make the perfect cloud or puff of ink as a background on my card fronts. I kept ending up with blotchy, streaky messes. Finally, I realized I was using the wrong tool. I'm very excited to share with you today how I successfully got these beautiful clouds of ink in the middle of my card fronts. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
It's only August, but Christmas will be here before you know it! So, it's never to early to start making Christmas Cards. Today, I have three cards for you using the new Peace & Joy stamp set from Stampin' Up! I started with a very simple card that uses only stamping and minimal layering. Then, I stepped it up using a little ribbon and some Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper. Finally, I stepped it up again by using the coordination Joy dies. Whether you want a super quick and easy card or something fancy, there's a design for you! So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Casual Card Dimensions:
Real Red: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Heartwarming Hugs DSP: (2) 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Whisper White: 3" x 5"
Pear Pizzazz: 3 3/16" x 5 3/16"
Mossy Meadow: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"