Pop of Paradise Z Fold Card

Sometimes, I get to do the “fun” things – she says sarcastically.  I’ve had to take time the last two days to have repairs done on my car.  Today it’s time to take care of the brakes – kind of a necessity.  And yesterday, it was time to take care of my ailing air conditioning.  Amazing the difference between “it might think about blowing something approaching cool air if the temperature outside is right” and “wow! that’s cold air coming out of those vents”.  Just in time too with the heat wave we’re having right now.

Last night, I got together with a couple of customer/friends to make Z fold cards.  The class offered two variations on this fold.  We had a fun evening chatting and creating.  While I’m waiting on my repairs, I thought I’d share the favorite card from last night.

For this card, I used Pop of Paradise.

Pop of Paradise Z Fold card with arm - from theartfulinker.com

The color combination for this card:

Peekaboo Peach Very Vanilla Wild Wasabi Basic Black

I used Very Vanilla cardstock for both the card base and the arm.

The flamingo for Pop of Paradise was inked in Basic Black and stamped on Very Vanilla before cutting with the third largest Layering Ovals framelit.

Then it was adhered with Dimensionals to a piece of Peekaboo Peach cut with the second largest Layering Ovals framelit.  To leave room to tuck the leaves into this sandwich, you may want to keep the Dimensionals in the center of the ovals.

Pop of Paradise Z Fold card with arm - detail - from theartfulinker.com

Next, I inked the large and small leaves from Pop of Paradise with Wild Wasabi.  I stamped three of each of the leaves on Very Vanilla.  Then, the leaves were cut out by hand.

Two of the large leaves were tucked between the ovals and one small leaf was added to the front oval.

Taking a roll of Playful Palette washi, I added a strip to the middle of the “arm” of the card.


Pop of Paradise Z Fold card with arm - top view - from theartfulinker.com

Playful Palette designer paper was added to the small front section.

Then, one large leaf was added to the right hand side of the back section.

Next, the small scored section of the arm was adhered over the leaf to the back section of the card.

After folding the score lines on the “arm” (as seen above), the longer end was adhered over the small front section of the card that is covered with designer paper.  Be careful to only add adhesive to the part of the “arm” that will make contact with this piece of the card –approximately 2-1/2″.

Add the final two small leaves to the arm using Dimensionals.

I hope you’ll enjoy making this fun card as much as we did last night.

Here are the directions for the fold so you can make your own.

Z Fold Card with Arm:

Measurements, Cutting and Scoring Directions

  • You’ll need a 5-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Very Vanilla.
  • Score in landscape at 5-1/2″  and 8-1/4″.
  • Turn to portrait and cut a 1-1/4″ x 11″ strip
  • The card base with measure 4-1/4″ x 11
  • Fold in half at the middle score line.
  • Fold the remaining section back towards the center score line.
  • Cut a piece of designer paper to 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″.

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