Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Z Card Using Scraps

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I told you I would have a card using the scraps from the Double Pocket Card. I'm a day late but hopefully not short for this post! I used the background paper to make a Z card. I haven't made one of these for a while and Crafting Vicky reminded me just how pretty they are. So this idea for a mother's day card popped in my head. I had an image from Priscillastyles that I wanted to use and I think with the paper it came out perfectly.
 The image is of sweet peas surrounding a double hoop. I tried to use colors that would compliment the paper and yet still have the sweet pea look. I also colored in the background of the image slightly with light blue to give it an outdoor hanging vibe. I applied some Studio G Lavender Glitter glue to highlight the flowers in the image. For the Z part of the card, I used recollections bright green CS and embossed it with a Cuddlebug Folder called Stylized Flowers. I attached some green felted wired ribbon to both the image section and the top of the Z to hold the front in place when open. I then placed some artificial flowers from my stash to the top of the Z to decorate it. After I did that, the Z top was to heavy and wouldn't hold the front flap in place. Well I didn't want to just trash it so I played around with different ideas and finally came up with a green pearl bead in the center of the flowers. That was enough to keep the flap tucked and open. You still have to be careful placing it as it's top heavy but it does sit nicely now. So without further preamble:






















Lying flat (closed).



Open side view.



















Love ya,
~Deb~

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Deb. Both the image and flowers look great.

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    1. Thanks Uts! Always happy to see you stopped by! Hugs.

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  2. Fabulous flowers^_^WOnderful card Deb^_^
    Have a beautiful happy Easter weekend^_^
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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    1. Thanks Sonia, enjoy your Easter with that beautiful baby girl of yours! Hugs.

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  3. very beautiful card Deb!! the image is awesome and so is your coloring!!
    -Berina
    http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in

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    1. Thanks Berina!! Hope you're having fun with your family. Hugs.

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  4. wow! absolutely stunning!

    hugs :)

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  5. Lovely card Deb. Thank you for your comments on my blog. Have a happy Easter

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    1. Thanks Gran! Happy Easter to you too :)

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  6. This is a pretty up-right Z fold card, I've seen this alot and haven't got to try one out yet...
    Love the pretty flower's indeed this is perfect for a Mother's day card...
    Question on my box tutorial, I'm working on the instructions and will email them to you when I get them completed...
    Happy Easter~

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    1. That'll be great Shirl!! Looking forward to it. Happy Easter to you and your's! Hugs.

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  7. Wow, those be quite the flowers!!!! Love the contrast in colours and that image is sooo pretty. Another lovely card Deb.

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I wanted it to be bold and I think I managed that :) Happy Easter to your your family! Hugs.

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  8. That's quite the special card, Deb! Mom is sure to love it.

    Christine
    CDAC DT

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  9. Wonderful bold colors with a flower bouquet. Lovely card Deb.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! I love this wonderful "priscillastyles" image. the wonderful fold and flowers.

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    1. Thanks Pat. Priscilla has some fabulous images!

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  11. Fabulous card Deb! Love those lush flowers at the top, such a cool idea!

    As to the question re the sentiment on my Easter tag, it's from a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous set.

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    1. Thanks Astrid for the compliment and the information! I appreciate you.

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