Hi everyone ~ how’s it going? You doing OK? Some days during this self containment are easier than others, right? So, one day at a time just do the best you can; try not to look ahead too far cuz that can get you kinda crazy. Take the best care you can of yourself and family. Guess I’m feeling a bit philosophical this morning….
Todays card is for a friend who had surgery on their neck – a couple of fuses – and they are struggling, really struggling. I decided a little levity might be helpful and this is what I created.
Is this perfect for neck surgery or what! And it’s a double z fold which puts it up a couple of notches in being special. The World of Good Specialty DSP is perfect for this man as he has traveled around the world and then some. I doubt they will notice the significance but I certainly did while making this card.
Here are the products I used… card cuts are listed at the bottom of the post…
- Back On Your Feet stamp set
- Crumb Cake cs for the base of the larger Z and the smaller Z
- Early Espresso cs for layering
- World of Good Specialty DSP
- Whisper White cs
- Old World Paper 3D embossing folder
- Stitched Rectangles Dies
- Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
- Wink of Stella
- Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks
- 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Cinnamon Cider
When I create a card like this, I do one portion at a time – one Z fold, then the other. You can cut everything and lay it out for efficiency, but I was still working out sizes for the smaller Z. Crumb Cake is the base of the card, layer the Early espresso for all three sections of the larger Z, then layer the World of Good Specialty DSP for the three sections. For the smaller Z, Crumb Cake cs was used for the card base layer, then Early Espresso cs for the first (or front) and last (or back) layers, then DSP on the first and Whisper White for the last (for sentiment). For the front layer, the DSP was run through the Old World Paper 3 D embossing folder. Gosh that embossing folder is amazing… You can see it very clearly in this photo.
I don’t adhere the Whisper White panel until I have the sentiment or design on cuz – you know, mistakes happen… lol. The turtle was stamped in Early Espresso ink. Then I took my Wink of Stella and colored in the shell only. This moved the ink around a bit and gave it some variety. Then I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.
Now that both Z folds are created I put them together… I lay the small one on to get an idea where it should sit on the larger Z. When the card is closed, we don’t want to see the last panel of the small Z at all. Once I have seen how it fits, I adhere the back panel first, then the front and it creates this wonderful Z. Take a peek at this photo from the top of the card.
That cute giraffe was stamped on Whisper White in Crumb Cake ink. I used the light Crumb Cake Blends to color in the spots very lightly, then covered the giraffe in Wink of Stella. Again, this moves the ink around a bit and colors the giraffe lightly. The giraffe was adhered with dimensionals. I then stamped the word OUCH! on a 1/2″ wide length of Whisper White in Early Espresso and cut the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and attached with liquid glue.
The envelope flap was covered in the World of Good SDSP and then stamped on the front with the word SIGH… several times since this is such a long recovery. The card is complete and guess what – mine is already in the mail as we speak. How fast is that for a turn-around?
What do you think? I think the man will appreciate the card AND the thought behind it… If you are interested in purchasing these products, they may be found in the SU! 2020 Annual Catalog. And if you do not have a demonstrator, would love to connect with you. Right now SU! has an awesome deal going on called Bonus Days..For every purchase of $50 from now until 3 Aug. you will receive from SU! by email, a $5 coupon that is redeemable 4-31 Aug. Such a deal!
And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…
Thanks for stopping by.
May you have a beautiful day.
Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.
Card Cuts for todays card:
Large Z Fold..
- Crumb Cake cs 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
- Early Espresso cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 3/8 x 4 1/8 (x 2)
- World of Good SDSP 2 1/2 x 4 (x 2), 4 x 5 1/4
Smaller Z Fold…
- Crumb Cake 2 3/4 x 8 3/8, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
- Early Espresso cs 2 5/8 square (x 2)
- World of Good SDSP 2 1/2 square run through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder
- Whisper White cs 2 1/2 square