Have you heard of a Double Z Fold card? It’s a fun fold card idea and when it’s open the card easily stands on its own. You could create all kind of fun scenes with this style of card. I decided to try this fun card with the Spooky Cat bundle. We made this in my September Stamper’s Club.
This is the card closed up. And remember when I told you about the Cat punch and using it to punch out the paper cats – well that is what I did for this black cat – she is just punched from the paper. Plus there is Designer paper on the front panels of both Z pieces. Here is a look at the card opened up.
You basically take a normal sized card – this one is 4-1/4″ wide by 11″ long – Score in the middle like normal – that is 5-1/2 on this card. And then take the front piece and score it in half again – 2-3/4″ on this card. That makes your first Z.
Then to make the second Z – so that its a Double Z fold card – I used a strip that was 1-1/2″ side and 11″ long. Do the same thing – score in half at 5-1/2 and then score the back panel at 2-3/4. Fold it in the opposite direction.
I added Very Vanilla panels to the other end of the Z folds – 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece on the main back – stamped with the little rat in the corner. I also added the black starburst punch. Then on the strip the pieces are 2-1/2″ x 1-1/4″. On one I stamped the Happy Halloween and the little striped image. On the other I stamped the potion bottles. Plus a scrap of Very Vanilla for the Owl. Now one of the fun things about this stamp set is the two-step stamping! You have the outlines for the potion bottles – those are in black. Then each bottle has an image to stamp the inside potion and bubbles. I used 3 colors – Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Smoky Slate for mine. And went over them with the Aqua Painter and a little bit more ink to give them a real smoky look.
There are more 2-step images in the set – the Owl – there is a stamp for the talons and beak. And then another for the eyes and rings around the eyes – that one also included words that fit on the belly. But I decided to cut my stamp apart so I had the option to use separately. For this particular card I just used a marker for the eye balls because I didn’t want the rings to be black.
The witches hat in the set is also 2-step with a second image for the buckle on the hat.
Happy OWL oween!
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