There are lots of ‘Z Fold’ variations and today I have a Double Z Fold. One of the guys at worked turned 21 last weekend and I wanted to make him a fun card. I’ve paired a fun fold (always good for a masculine card) with a fun stamp set – Turtle Friends. There are heaps of really cool cards around using this bundle.
Isn’t he cute? I decided to keep with this weeks Designer Series Paper (DSP) theme of In Good Taste so that was the basis for my colour scheme. I thought Gray Granite went well with my chosen paper and then I accented it with Merry Merlot – a favourite of mine.
From this photo you can see how I’ve layered my turtle. The original outline image has been stamped on Very Vanilla with Memento, punched out with the coordinating punch and then his feet, neck and head have been coloured in using the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend. His toes have been done in Dark Gray Granite. I then stamped the outline image on a scrap big enough for this shell outline then stamped the ‘shell’ inside using Merry Merlot. To get the shell looking glossy I applied Shimmery Crystal Effects – you do need to give this plenty of time to dry. The Turtle Friends bundle comes with a stamp set and coordinating punch although I did ‘fussy cut’ his shell. The party hat finishes him off.
And here’s a view from the top to show how the fold looks. My ‘double’ cardstock measures 3″ x 10′ scored at 4″ and 7″ with the 4″ panel on the front. The numbers are die cut using the Playful Alphabet Dies – I must for any crafter.
I can’t wait to create more cards using the Turtle Friends set.
Until next time …