It must be masculine week because today I have another “guy card” to share with you. For the February 2017 One Sheet Wonder Card Club I stamped my own background of tools from the Nailed It stamp set. Very basic, just Basic Gray ink on Smoky Slate card stock. Here’s one of the cards I made with it…

 Basic Gray card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″
Pacific Point: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”
Smoky Slate: 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”
Oval Size: 2-1/2″

This fun fold is called a Z-Fold Card. If you look at the fold from the side it looks like a “Z”. Very easy to do. You can score using the dimensions above or you can just fold your card stock in half and then fold the front flap back so the edges meet.

Careful!! It’s easy to mess up the adhesive on this one and tape your card shut. Don’t do that! Be sure to only add adhesive to the LEFT SIDE of the back of your main piece. In this case that’s the blue card stock. If you put adhesive all over the back of it you’ll glue the card shut and it will no longer be a fun fold.

I used the watercolor pencils to color in the letters of the “Happy Birthday”. I’m loving that the pencils now come in Stampin’ Up! colors. It makes it so easy to match them with your inks and card stocks! So of course I used the Pacific Point pencil to color in the letters. I only used the pencil to lay color on the top of each letter and then used a blender pen to lightly spread the color down each letter for an ombre effect. It worked pretty well on most of the letters but then I got a little impatient. I just don’t have time to sit around and color these days!

So now it’s your turn. Give a Z-Fold card a try and just remember not to glue it shut.

Happy Stamping!


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