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Diagonal Z Fold Card

Today I want to show you how to welcome spring in with this Diagonal Z Fold card. I used the Timeless Tulips Stamp and Punch Bundle to make this card. After all Tulips are a wonderful symbol of spring and new beginnings. Since Mother’s Day is coming, I decided to use that Sentiment for this card.

The Timeless Tulip stamp set includes 15 stamps to celebrate Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Easter, Spring and even a sentiment for a Get Well card. As with most stamps, it is also available in French.

The Tulip Builder Punch includes two shapes: a basic tulip base and a petal piece. The petal piece can also be used as part of your tulip by layering it over your stamped image to create a more 3D look to your flower. You can stamp your image and then easily punch out that image. I love that…

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Supplies used to make this card

  • Old Olive Card Stock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (Card Base)
  • Basic White Card Stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (cut two)
  • Stamp Set – Timeless Tulip
  • Punch – Tulip Builder Punch
  • Ink – Old Olive – Stem, Leaves and Sentiment)
  • Ink – Bumble Bee (flowers)

To make your card;

Score you card stock base at 4 1/4″ and 6 1/2″ on the long side, and fold your card base in half, creasing with a bone folder to give it a good crease. Don’t crease the other score line just yet. Now lie card flat so the of your card is on right hand side. Make a pencil mark 2″ from the bottom of the card front. If you want to, line up the mark with the center score line with a ruler and draw a line in pencil. You can erase this later. Using your paper trimmer cut from the 2″ mark up to the centre score line at top.  Flip is over and fold the second score line back towards the middle of the card. Crease with your bone folder. Do you see the “Z” fold now? Set aside for now.

First stamp several flower images on a post it note or scrap paper to use as a mask. You can use your punch to cut out the larger image but if you also want to smaller image, you will need to fussy cut them out.

This is where it gets a bit tricky. Take one of the White card stock pieces and stamp your flower images and sentiment. Now cover those images with your masks so you can stamp your leaves and stem. By covering them, you are able to stamp the leaves and stem around and behind the flower images without it overlapping. When you are happy with your design, remove the masks. Adhere the card stock to the inside of the card base.

This is what it should look like. Do you see my error? One of the stems isn’t long enough as I didn’t ink it all the way down. I can fix that up with my blender pen and extend it down to the bottom of the card stock.

Take your second piece of white card stock and lay it over the card front (part that was cut out). Take the corner piece (previously cut out) of your card base and line it up over the front of your card base. You want to make sure you are cutting in the right direction. Once you have it placed, mark your paper and cut the paper on the diagonal line.

Now rotate it around and cut 2″ from the edge of the smaller side. You should now have two pieces as shown.

Go ahead and stamp your images in the same way you did with the inside of the card. CAUTION: Make sure you card stock is in the correct position to adhere to the card front. Once you are happy with your design, adhere to the front flap and the front of the card.

You Finished card should look like this.

OPTION: You can also cut another piece of basic white card stock to fit the inside panel of your card instead of leaving it blank.

Here is another card I made using the Timeless Tulip bundle. I stamped the top three images right onto the card stock along with a couple of leaves. I then stamped three additional flowers and some leaves on scrap paper and cut them out with my punch. I adhered them with dimmensionals to make them stand up a bit and gently curled the tops and leaves for more of a 3D effect. I then stamped my sentiment and added a bright ribbon bow for an added pop of colour. I also stamped my envelope because who wants to receive a plain envelope. I think I will also go back and add a colourful gem or two to the front of the card. We all need a little bling right?

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As always, I welcome your feedback and so please leave a comment.  I invite you to try your hand at making this card and I would love to see a picture of your creation.   

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