First of all, I want to invite you all to read or re-read my blog post from a week ago. You can find it HERE. If you've already read the post and know what it's all about, I think it is extra important to scroll past the post itself and read the wonderful thoughtful comments several readers have left on the topic. I think, like I did, that you will glean lots of good/new information from the minds of other bloggers. This will be especially important to those of you who are either bloggers, thinking about becoming one, or who just care about the world of blogging. It will definitely be worth your while.
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The new stamp set and matching dies, Butterfly Brilliance, found on page 106 for the bundle, is truly exquisite beauty. You should really take a look at it before you dismiss it. It really is a work of art.
For my card, I used the largest of the butterfly stamps. I decided to leave it without color and to make the card itself fairly simple in its presentation.
One form of a Z-fold card, it is crazy easy to make. I will add a tutorial for the score lines and everything you need to know at the end of this post.
Obviously I wanted the butterfly to be the star of the card. To have that happen, everything else about it is fairly straightforward and functional.
Here is your tutorial:
Seaside Spray cardstock ( retired <sob> but any other color can be used in its place)
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (page 106)
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Greenery Embossing Folder (Page 154)
Stitched Nested Labels Dies (oh man, I didn't realize this was retired too. Hope you have yours!)
Simply Scored (page 151)
Take a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Seaside Spray cardstock (or your choice of color) and, with the Simply Scored, score it at 4 1/4" and at 2 1/8". When creasing the score lines, fold it in half, then at the other score line, fold it in the opposite direction.
Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock. Also cut a 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock. Run the smaller piece through the embossing machine inside the Greenery Embossing Folder, centering it in the folder.
Attach the smaller piece to the smaller outside flap of the card. Adhere the larger one to the inside of the card.
Stamp the largest of the butterflies (or your choice) onto white cardstock in black ink. Cut the butterfly out using the appropriate die.
From Seaside Spray cardstock (or the cardstock you are using), cut one of the Stitched Nested Labels that measures 2 5/8" x 4 1/4" (point to point).
Adhere the butterfly to this piece. I placed mine with the tops of the wings even with the two side points.
In black ink, stamp chosen sentiment below the butterfly.
Adding adhesive to only the left side of this piece, add it to the embossed panel. Be sure to line the top and bottom points of the label with the folded edge of the card.
I love your z-fold card. I'm going to have to remember that there is more to cards than just folding them in half! lol The butterfly stepped this card up a notch! I love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Yes, I often find myself in the rut of simply folding in half too. We have to remember all those fun fold out there!Delete
I have been having so much using "new" fold when making my cards and have yet to try a z- fold; it's going to be my next one I try. I love it. Pinned.ReplyDelete
Great! Have fun! And thanks for loving it!Delete
I never tried a z-fold when I made cards. It is a nice looking fold. The butterfly is beautiful. #HomeMattersPartyReplyDelete
Thank you, Donna! Give a Z-fold a try! So easy.Delete