Today I am sharing a card I designed for a swap at OnStage this past weekend. The category was Avid Crafter cards which includes WOW and Fancy Fold cards. I chose to use the Let it Ride stamp set (because I love Horses) and to incorporate it on a Z-Fold card.
A Z-Fold card is one of the easier fancy folds in my opinion. No rocket science involved, just an extra fold on the front panel, and add your layers as usual… but it packs such a wow!
I wanted to keep the colors neutral so that my horse would be the star of the card, and I colored him and his friends on the inside with my Blends!
This is what the card looks like folded flat, as it would be in an envelope.
Here is my inside panel. I just love the vibe that these horses give… not a care in the world and just grazing along. I wish I could live like that some days… but responsibilities prevail…
Since this card was intended to be for an avid crafter, I had to step it up a bit! I used my rectangle stitched dies, added some designer paper, did a watercolor wash on my background, colored with my Blends, and heat embossed my sentiment on vellum. All pulled together, just makes this card a WOW.
The Z-Fold is a really simple design to do as well… and it packs such a punch!
- Cut your standard card base (5 1/2″ x 11″)
- Score and fold your card as normal, at 4 1/4″. It will look like a standard portrait card at this point…
- Score the front panel at 2 1/8″. Then fold the piece back the other way.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!
The Let it Ride stamp set will carryover into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, so we can enjoy this set for another year! But the Designer Paper will not carryover, so if you love it, you better get it quick before its gone forever!
If you would like to purchase any of the items I used on this card for your own supply stash, email me or click the images below to add them to your cart in my online store. My store is ALWAYS open!
Thanks for looking!