Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Double Z Card

Good evening! 

I have been in my craft room all afternoon.....hiding I suppose.  But, now it's time to move forward. Let's hold hands, I know we can do this together!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at; Scor Pal, Family Means Everything, Simon Says Monday, Shine Bright Like A Diamond and Scrapy Land, Anything Goes.

I made this Double Z card for my daughter's birthday on the 13th....she'll be 33....how the heck did that happen?!?!  Oh and shhhhh it's a surprise!

The card base measures 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 inches, opposite direction at 2 1/8 inches.
The card strip measures 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 inches, opposite direction at 2 1/8 inches.

 
I keep playing with this beautiful Designer Paper by Craft Smith, Tea Party.  It was one of those ridiculously low priced super deals at Michael's 5 dollars, 48 sheets.....pretty pinks, greens, yellows, teals and gold.  It is gorgeous!  After assembling the card base and strip I just began decorating it.  A total Labor of Love!  Oh and I created a pretty matching envelope too using my Envelope Punch Board, which I don't use near enough.  The envelope is decorated with lace, pearls and a Memory Box die, Homespun Heart.  It was cut once form a very thick 'chip board' like card stock and then topped with a pretty pink.
 
 

 
 
MFT Fancy Flourish die cut from toner paper and then I ran it through my Mini Minc with Gold Foil.  I also did the mini heart on the sentiment with this too.
 


 
This is how it looks folded flat, makes a nice 4 1/4 inch squared card.  Flower from Altenew stamp and die sets; Wild Hibiscus.  Image colored with Copic Markers.  Black Seed Beads for the center.  Dies R Us Butterfly 2 set, I layered 3 different ones together, the top one is also Gold Foiled.
 
 

 
Partially expanded here.  Spellbinders Classic and Beaded Oval dies.  Sentiment from PTI, Happy Hexagons stamp set.  Mambo Melon ink.
 


 
And fully expanded here.  Adhesive Pearls and Rhinestones and  Ribbon for accents.  Don't you just love that Rhinestone Patterned Bling?
 
 





On the back I added a sheet of plain white card stock and then using Scor Tape (just at the top edge) I covered it with a deep Pink Designer Paper panel.  I was able to write my Happy Birthday wishes on the white card stock while keeping it out of sight.  I may also make a teeny tiny envelope to add to the back, perhaps sticking some cash inside.  :)

Thanks so much for coming by.....I needed the company!

Be well!