Happy Solar Eclipse Day! I have a fun post for you today on how to create Z-Fold cards for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday challenge. Click the link to enter the challenge for your chance to win a Papertrey Ink gift certificate to their store!
If you’re a card maker like me, then you are always creating the the same type of card with a fold on the top or the fold on the side. Well, why not create a unique folded card?! I’ve done a Make It Monday video tutorial before on a three-panel card, but today’s video is an angled Z-fold card.
I chose to create a back to school themed card as my daughter is moving to a new preschool class and this will be a perfect design for her new teachers. I used Apple Prints stamps and dies to create a border of the angled card. However, you can choose to leave the angled border exposed without any overhanging die cuts and the card size (3-5/8″ x 6″) will fit in an envelope!
I also used Teach & Inspire stamp set on the front of the card for an encouraging greeting. I hand cut the banner part of the sentiment to create a pop of red and give it some dimension.
Here is a top view of the card. There are three panels of the card, so if you are interested in a design where you can add lots of stamping and/or text, then this folded card design is perfect. Not only do you have three panels, but you can also use the opposing side as well.
On one of the panels, I chose to use the new Stencil Basics: Dots to ink blend a pink polka dot design.
On this panel, I used the journaling lines stamp from Desktop Design stamp set to mimic handwriting practice paper. This is a great spot to jot down a handwritten note to the teacher.
Here’s a view of how the card looks folded. I added the ink blended polka dotted pattern so you could see how to add variations in each panel.
Ink: Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Pale Peony, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Cocoa Bean
Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Cocoa Bean, New Leaf
Stencils: Stencil Basics: Dots
To see the video tutorial on YouTube, click here or below.