Today I am sharing one of my favorite Holiday cards from this Holiday season; a Whimsical Z Fold Card made with the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper and the Whimsical Trees Bundle by Stampin’ Up! My favorite thing about this card is the retro feel of this Designer paper and the combination of non-traditional Christmas colors. Pink and Green have always been my favorite for the non-tradidional colors of Red & Green!
I love to make cards that move. The Z Fold card is probably the card pattern that I have used the most over the years!
My inspiration for this card goes back to my childhood. I grew up in a farm town in Upstate New York. There was a very large collection of Christmas Trees behind our house and my family always cut down our Christmas Tree from the back yard. When I go back for a visit I will go for a walk in the back acres. I love the smell of fresh Holiday trees!
So to the Details of this card:
Cut a piece of Soft Succulent CS to 11″ x 4 1/4″. Score the card base at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″. Fold into a Z pattern. Next you need 2 sets of Designer paper cut to 2 1/2″ x 4″. For this card I used a mat of Silver Foil cut to 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. These are attached to the first 2 sections of the card. The back section of the Card measures 5 1/4″ x 4“. For this section I used a mat of Basic White CS cut to 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. Attach this layer to the larger section of the card base.
Next comes the front piece that makes the Cross bar in the front of the card. This piece will fold in a Z in the opposite direction from the card base. My Cross bar is cut from a 1 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Blushing Bride CS. Score this piece at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″ also and fold into a Z pattern. For this decorative piece, cut a piece of Designer paper that is 2 1/2″ x 10 3/4″. Attach to the piece of Blushing Bride CS.
Attach the long side of the narrow piece to the left short side of the card near the bottom and the short side on the long side of the card. Test your fold to make sure that the card folds flat and it folds smoothly.
Stamp a variety of trees using the stamps from the Whimsy Trees stamp set. Stamp Polished Pink Dots on Basic White CS and cut out the coordinating medium sized tree. Stamp with Versamark ink on Polished Pink CS and emboss with White embossing powder. Cut out with the Medium Tree die. Stamp small and other medium trees with Soft Succulent ink and Polished Pink ink. Cut out with corresponding dies.
Use double sided adhesive and attach to Silver Foil and Polished pink CS. Cut the Zig Zag decorations from these pieces with adhesive. Add the decorations and trim to the trees. Cut additional trees from the Tree Designer paper and from scraps of Blushing Bride, Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Card stocks. Cut ornaments from Foil and Glitter papers. Decorate the trees with the trims and ornaments.
Time to Decorate the Whimsical Z Fold Card
Cut 2 strips of Soft Succulent CS to 1/2″ x 4″ to make crossbars for the trees. Fold the 2 ends of each strip at 3/4″. Use tear and tape on each end and attach one side to the inside of the card and the other side to the cross bar.
Attach the trees to the card with Seal Adhesive and dimensionals. Have fun decorating with ornaments cut from the Foil and scraps of Glitter paper.
Check out my video for this card Below.
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Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my Whimsical Z Fold Tree Card!
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