Saturday, 7 April 2018

Fairy on toadstools with a ladybird 7x5in Z-fold card - day 97 of my 365 day challenge

Fairy on toadstools with a ladybird 7x5in Z-fold card - 
day 97 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's project (for day 96 of my 365 day challenge) is one that I have still to perfect - a Z-fold card! i have used Tattered Lace dies, colour wash paints from Tattered Angels and Rare Earth blending inks..


How I made this card:-

  • I used two 7x5in white straight edged cards and folded the front cover on each back on themselves and then a strip measuring  about 2" from one of them from the bottom.
  • I then folded that one in the opposite way to the first one so that the longer edge was at the front and the two shorter edges were at the back.
  • I then coloured it with various shades of green Tattered Angels Color Wash paints and left it to dry. I also used it to colour 2 panels inside the card. Thinking about it now, I would probably used blending inks to do this as the paint warped the card slightly.
  • Whilst it was drying, I used Rare Earth's Lavender Mist and Bluebell blending inks to colour two thirds of the card itself. I must say that they really do have a lovely look to them when they are blended!
  • I glued the strip to the front and inside of the card using Collall All Purpose glue and held it down until it was stuck properly.
  • I cut out the Toadstools die from Tattered Lace using White cardstock and coloured the stalks using Beige shades and the rest in red alcohol markers. 
  • I then separated them and added the tops of them to some cream card and cut round them so they had a solid "inside" and glued them to the front of the card using Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue.
  • I cut out the fairy (not sure which die it is - either Tattered Lace or Tonic Studios) and coloured her wings and flowers in a couple shades of pink alcohol markers and the stems in green and stuck her to the toadstool.
  • I also cut out the ladybird in white card and coloured it in using a black alcohol marker and placed it on another piece of card, stuck it down and coloured the spots in red and placed it on the top left hand corner.
  • Finally I cut out the leaf spray in a pale green paper/card and placed it on the inside of the card.

And there you are a card that is a fun card which is simple to make and would be great to give!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 2x 7" x 5" white straight edged card with envelope from Paper Boutique from Creative Crafting World or Hunkydory
  • Toadstools die from Tattered Lace
  • Ladybird die from Tattered Lace
  • Ivy spray die from Tattered Lace
  • Fairy die either from Tattered Lace or Tonic Studios
  • White cardstock - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper but any would do or Craftwork Cards A6 stamping card
  • Cream cardstock
  • Green paper/card (for the Ivy)
  • Greens (various shades) from Tattered Angels Colour Wash paints for the background
  • Lavender mist and Bluebell Blending inks from Rare Earth
  • Various colours  alcohol markers (from Spectrum Noir and La Plume)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Tape pen
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Foam pads
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