There is a big difference between Americans and Canadians and I don't think that difference will ever be reconciled. It is regarding the last letter of the alphabet. You see, Americans pronounce it "zee" to rhyme with "bee" and "cee" and "dee", while we Canadians, for no good reason that I can see, except to be cantankerous, pronounce it "zed" to rhyme with "head" and with no other letter in the alphabet at all. But cling to this pronunciation we do, with fervour, and we have even been known to try to convert the odd American to our way of speaking. (But I must secretly admit, when no other Canadians are listening, that really the American way makes much more sense!)
All this to introduce my card for today, which is a Double Z fold card (pronounced Du-bul-zed-fold)! I've been seeing a lot of these lately and since I'm doing some Fancy Fold techniques for my Technique Night classes, I thought it was the ideal time to try one out. I got out my Pop of Paradise stamp set and had some fun.
- Really, a Double Z fold card is very simple. You cut half a piece of cardstock the long way, 4 1/4" x 11", and score it at 5 1/2" as usual, but also at 2 3/4". Then you fold it forward on the 5 1/2" score line and backward on the 2 3/4" to form the Z. You also take a 1 1/8" x 11" strip of cardstock and score it and fold it exactly the same way, but then you turn it upside down and attach it to the card base so that the z fold is on the right instead of on the left. You would usually decorate the card base before attaching the strip.
- I used some Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper to decorate the back panel and it has a very tropical look even though it's not meant to be, don't you think? The pinks and oranges and greens give that impression, especially when paired with the Gold Foil Sheets as backing.
- Except for the flamingo on the front panel all the other images and sentiments, all from Pop of Paradise, are embossed in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. The Hello is punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and the "A Very Special Day" is die cut with the Tags and Labels framelits. Don't you just love the gold embossed pineapples?
- I used the Botanical Builder Framelits to add some real tropical-looking blooms to the project.
Here's how it looks closed up to fit into a regular envelope quite nicely!
Give it a try. It's easy and fun!
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