Thursday 25 August 2022

Inverted Z-Fold Card | Stamping Bella

Hi all. I'm back today with another Stamping Bella tutorial, an Inverted Z-Fold Card featuring Gnome with a Surfboard. I'm clinging onto the last of summer before back-to-school and Autumn are upon us. 

This card is a wonderful display card with loads of room on the back for handwritten messages. It also folds up into an A2 card (4.25" x 5.5") for mailing. It is a relatively easy card to make, using just one piece of card for the base. 

White card
Nautical themed papers (used: P13, Beyond the Sea)
Scoring board, bone folder
Stylus, ruler, pencil, eraser. 
Stitched circle and Pennant dies
Adhesive, foam tape/dots. 

How to:
Stamp Gnome with a Surfboard on to white blending card and colour using your preferred medium. Fussy cut around the outline. Stamp the Surf's Up sentiment onto white card and cut out using a pennant die - fishtail both ends. 

White card:
8.5" x 5.5"
5/8" x 5-3/8"
5/8" x 3-7/8"
5/8" x 3-3/8" (x2)
2" x 5-3/8" (x2)
3-3/8" x 3-7/8"

0.5" x 5.25"
0.5" x 3.75"
0.5" x 3.25"" (x2)
1-7/8" x 5.25" (x2)
3.25" x 3.75"

Take the 8.5" x 5.5" piece and measure in on the long side at 0.75" from the top and both sides. Draw a line from 0.75" to 5" top and bottom as shown. 

Using a craft knife, cut along the lines from the 0.75" mark to the 5" mark. 

Score on the long side in between the cut lines, at the 0.75" mark, 1.5" and 5" 

Score either side of the cut lines at 4.25"

Score from top to bottom at 6-3/8"

Mountain fold the 0.75", the 4.25", and the 5" score lines. Valley fold the 1.5" and 6-3/8" score lines. 

Crease all the score lines until the card can fold up into a 4.25" x 5.5" card with ease

Take one of the 2" x 5-3/8" pieces of card and measure in from each end on the long side at 5/8". Measure across 0.75" on both ends and draw a line 

Cut on the lines to remove the piece. 

Repeat with one of the 1-7/8" x 5.25", measuring down 0.5" and in 0.75"

Adhere all the card panels to the card base, then adhere all the paper panels. 

Cut a 3" stitched circle and adhere to the centre panel

Cut some nautical die cuts, or cut elements from the nautical papers, to embellish the card. 

Adhere the Gnome with a Surfboard and sentiment strip onto the circle using foam tape/dots. Embellish the card using the die cuts or paper elements. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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