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Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Open Seas Banded Birthday Card Z Fold Technique

Today I had fun with some decorative papers.  I had gotten the "Perfectly Artistic" decorative papers and didn't play with them much because I couldn't think of what to do with them.  I saw a card on Pinterest that was laid out like this one.  It used the airplane from the "Sky is the Limit" set from the 2016 Sale-a-Bration catalog.  

Here I used the ship from "The Open Sea" set.  I stamped it in black and used the circle framlits to cut it out along with the Marina Mist circle.  

I got to play with some more of the papers from the "Going Places" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I can't say it enough, I LOVE those stacks.  There's lots of papers and lots of variety!  And because there is lots of papers in it, I don't use them up!!!

This card was fun and easy to make.  I just cut a piece of Very Vanilla 4-1/4" x 11".  I also cut a strip of Very Vanilla 11" x 1-1/4".  That piece is used for that band.

I folded my card stock in half and then I folded the front of the card in half but I folded the raw edge towards the folded edge of the card.  Just fold the front of the card back.  I hope I explained it well enough.  Just look at the photo for reference. 

After I added the decorative papers, I set the folded strip in place.  The strip is folded the same way as the card front but backwards.  With the strip laying in front of you, fold it in half.  The fold is on your right. Take the raw edge and fold it towards the right.  After you stamped and or embellish the strip add it to the card by taping the 2-1/8" piece and only tape 4-1/4" of the large part of the strip.  If you go beyond that you will be sticking the strip to the inside of the card.  You can lightly mark the area with a pencil if you need to before you tape.  

Once the band is on, you can decide where you want the circle to go.  It's an easy card to make and fun too.  I was happy with it, plus I got to play with two different decorative papers!!  YAY!!!

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1 comment:

JanD said...

I like it! So in need of masculine cards - would work for someone going on a trip too.