Welcome back to the Cardz 4 Galz bi-weekly challenge! A big shout out to those who played along with challenge #212, and we hope you will play along with #213 as well. Our host for this challlenge, Debbie, chose a Cityscape for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see the creations from the rest of the design team members. We’d love to see what you were inspired to create in our gallery!
Here’s my z-fold cityscape card:
I really enjoy z-fold cards and think they are one of the easy-peasy fun folds. I don’t know why I never thought to have 4 equal panels on the z-card. However, I wound up down the rabbit hole of videos (you know how you just keep clicking until you have no idea where you went) and saw this. Now, I don’t remember where. If I can find the video again, I will come back and update this post.
Easy-Peasy Does It:
- The Balmy Blue base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2, and scored at 2-1/8 and 4-1/4 inches.
- Use a bone folder to burnish the folds. This will help the card to sit flatter when closed.
- The black mats under the Les Shoppes DSP (designer series paper) each measure 1-7/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
- The black mat behind the single store on the front measures 3-7/8 by 2-3/8 inches.
- The two white cardstock panels on the inside measure 5-3/8 by 2 inches.
- The two DSP panels each measure 1-7/8 by 5-1/4 inches.
- I trimmed another piece of Les Shoppes DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- Then, I punched a 1-inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker machine.
- I used scrap Balmy Blue cardstock for the sentiment on the front.
- The only place I used dimensionals was under the sentiment on the front. I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the rest of the pieces.
- Adhere the DSP panels to the black cardstock mats.
- Adhere the mats to the front panel and the right back inside panel of the card.
- Adhere the single shoppe to the black cardstock piece.
- Using liquid glue on just the left side of the shoppe panel, adhere it to the front flap of the card. Make sure that the shoppe will overlap about halfway.
- HINT: You only want to add liquid glue to one half of the shoppe panel. If you do happen to forget that little tidbit of information, you can fix the OOPS! with another piece of black cardstock. I may, or may not, have to do that for this card.
- Stamp the sentiments using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on the scrap of Balmy Blue and one of the white cardstock inside panels. I used the Charming Sentiments stamp set and coordinating dies. I’ve always wished that I could fussy cut around sentiments so they look perfect, but that’s not my strong suit. I love this stamp and die set because each sentiment has a coordinating die.
- Crop the front sentiment and add dimensionals underneath it.
- Adhere to the shoppe on the front.
- HINT: Stamp your sentiment for the inside of the card BEFORE you adhere the cardstock to the base of the card. That way, you can easily turn the cardstock over and restamp it if necessary.
- Adhere both white cardstock panels to the inside of the card.
- With that, I’d finished this easy-peasy coordinated stamp, envelope, and envelope seal stamp set.
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