Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Small Square Springtime Foils Z Fold Card with Tutorial

So back to this card shared earlier and the details for you... as per a number of requests...

It has proven very popular via Pinterest...and "in the flesh" so I am happy to say that it will be one of the cards being made in March classes at The Craft Spa... just hope I can get enough Springtime Foils paper for everyone... as these are exclusively available for free with a £45 order...

So the card is a Small Square Z Fold card... though I had to tweak the measurements so that the paper sizes were the same as the Double Gatefold card shared here with the Tutorial... to keep class prepping easier...
But in hindsight ... I will just use inches for my next classes... but as this inches conversion (3 1/2" square) as shown in blue text is slightly smaller than my actual 9.8cm (3 7/8") square card.... I will go up to a 4" Square card for this one and use the 12x12 cardstock version for the Double Gatefold.... hence the 2nd inches/imperial measurements shown in green for you here! Yup.. that is definitely easier...

But if you like a smaller card... just follow the blue text instead!
Now in class everyone gets to choose the colour of the card blank... as long as it co-ordinates with one of the current Stampin Blends colours... so I used Calypso Coral...

Craft Spa Recipe
A4 Calypso Coral 19.6 x 9.8cm (7" x 3 1/2") or (8" x 4")
Paper Dots 4.5 x 9.3cm (x2) (1 1/2" x 3 1/2 [x2]) or (1 3/4" x 3 3/4" [x2])
Paper Flowers 9.3cm Square (3 1/4" Square) or (3 3/4" Square)
Thick Whisper White 6cm (2 1/2") Square (for die-cutting the Stitched Square)

Dies - Stitched Shapes Framelits
Stamps - Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink - Versamark & Copper Embossing Powder
Embellishments - Tutti Frutti sequins
Ribbon - Silver Metallic Edge (16"). Though the Gold/Vanilla one would probably work better

Craft Spa Tutorial
1. Score LANDSCAPE Calypso Coral at 4.9 & 9.8cm (1 3/4", 3 1/2") or (2" & 4")
2. Bone Fold as a Z Fold (ie mountain/peak for front (1/4 way) score line and valley for central/half-way score line

3. Copper emboss the greeting on the Whisper White panel
4. Die cut as 2nd largest Stitched Shapes square

5. Colour flower papers as desired using Stampin Blends
I used the Dark and Light Calypso Coral and Old Olive Blends... and found that part colouring the image with my Light Blend, then adding some Dark Blend on top as a highlight... and then blending out in a circular motion with the thin end of my Light Blend worked best for me... and the paler flowers were just coloured using the Light Calypso Coral marker...

6. Add Stampin Blends spots to the spotty papers...
I used both Dark & Light Calypso Coral Stampin Blends... thin end...
7. Colour length of White Metallic Ribbon...
I carefully and lightly dragged the thick end of my Dark Calypso Coral Stampin Blend along the length of the ribbon... only one pass required...

8. Colour Tutti Frutti sequins with Stampin Blends... delicate touch with brush end easiest...
I used the Dark Calypso Coral & Dark Old Olive on the yellow sequins - 3 Coral and 2 Olive)

9. Adhere papers
10. Adhere Stitched Square (think about where you don't want your glue!)

11. Cut Ribbon in half... wrap one half around left hand side of card... starting at the front from the  the top left corner of the Stitched Square...
12. Make a bow and cover where you started...
13. Add a coloured sequin to the centre of the bow...
I used a Calypso Coral one on my card...so you probably can't see it!

14. Add the other sequins to your card...
Mine has 2 on the Stitched Square and 2 on the flowers paper to the top and right so you can see them when the card is closed...

4 comments:

  1. Magnifique carte !
    Merci pour le tuto

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    1. Merci bien... et c’est mon plaisir....

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  2. So pretty! Thank you for the 2 sizes.

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