Saturday, December 02, 2017

Joy Nativity in a Z-Fold Card

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. Hope you were able to jump in on some of the huge savings with our Black Friday sale that was held on the online store.

Today, I am back to Christmas cards. The time is getting shorter and I need to finish up my cards for this year. That is my plan for this weekend. For this post, I decided to make a Z-Fold card and feature the Joy Nativity and Angel Trio dies. So lets get started with some details on this card.

Step 1: this week I started my card with the fancy fold I wanted to use. I like the Z-Fold and thought it would work well with the dies I wanted to showcase. This fold makes a very nice card presentation and is not difficult at all to make.

Dark Brown Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Step 2: Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper- one is 3" x 5 1/2" and the other is 1 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Attach the 3" piece to the cardstock between the scored lines.
Turn the card over and line-up the 1 1/4" patterned paper to the corner of the card.
Used my bone folder and reinforced the scores that I made on the cardstock. I folded back the score line on the 1 1 /4" panel and now I have my Z-Fold card.
Step 3: I created the front panel for my card. I used one of the angels from the Angel Trio die and on the square panels I used the Stitched Square (4th largest) and the Square Set (3rd largest) dies.
Assembled the square panels and attached the angel with dimensional adhesive.
I used doubled sided tape and attached the panel to the 1 1/4" panel.
Step 4: Now onto the inside of the card. I used the Joy Nativity die for the inside panel. I also used another of the angels from the Angel Trio die.
Attached the pieces to the card inside with glue dots and Ranger Multi medium matte adhesive. After I attached the kneeling angel I decide to add a few pine sprays to ground the image. I also added some stars to this panel. I used the stars from the Snowglobe Friends die.
I also added stars to the front image panel to complete my card. That's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an additional idea for a Christmas card. Especially if you bought these dies when the big sale was going on. See you next Saturday!
Dies I used to create card:



Pam MacKay said...

Love the papers and card design so elegant!

Janja said...

So festive and beautiful!

Sukie said...

Gorgeous card! I absolutely love the design and z-fold! The papers you used are so beautiful, I love the gold! Very pretty dies too!

Lois said...

Mary, this is lovely. I like the way you folded back the edge of the front of your card. You achieved so much interest that way.

SugarShine Designs said...

Mary, I really like your card fold and how cool it is by alternating the patterned paper on both sides of the folds. Neat and simple trick to add some pizzaz to the card. The dies are also so nice. Nice work! -Janet

Anja Ž. said...

Mary, this card is wonderful. It is so creative how you made the Z fold and this gold paper is stunning.