Sunday, October 16, 2016

Right on Course

We celebrated hubby's birthday last weekend and this is the card I made for him. Hubby likes to get golf themed cards, but it's getting harder and harder to come up with something new. Been seeing a lot of pins lately on Pinterest of a new twist on the Z fold card... the Double Z fold, or a Z-fold Pop Up card...and decided to give it a go.

Here's what the card looks like when it's opened. I was especially in awe of the Z-fold Pop Up cards created and posted by Bronwyn Eastley on her blog, "Addinktive Designs". Bronwyn adds yet another twist to this card by adhering struts to the z fold inside the card, similar to the struts on the ever popular Card in a Box type card. Her Z-fold Pop Up cards are beautifully intiricate and full of little details...definitely go check them out for some amazing inspiration.

Here's a top view of the card where you can see I added Snoopy and background trees to the struts. The actual construction of the base card is really very simple, I used a video tutorial by France Martin of Frenchie Stamps for the measurements of the base card and went from there. The neat thing about this card is you can change the folding points of the z fold and the pop up strip to get a different look.  Changing the width of the pop up strip as well as moving it higher or lower on the card also changes the effect.

For my golf themed card, I used Cricut's Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge for the golf cart. Snoopy, the golf bag and trees are cutting files created in Make the Cut using coloring book images found on the internet. A Dienamics border die was used for the grass and the putting green and flag were handcut.

Had lots of fun learning how to put together this new card style, though it did take me quite a long time trying to decide where to place each design element on the card. Didn't realize until I was adhering all the pieces onto the card... Snoopy, the golf cart, the trees and the putting green... that the exact placement of each piece makes a huge difference on the total effect of this card. Found this to be a little frustrating, but intriguing enough to make me want to continue playing and experimenting with this new card style.


LostnThought said...

Very cute! I have a boss that loves golf too. I may have to try this for him as well! Great job!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

OMG Eunice. You definitely knocked this card out of the park. How CUTE is that? Your cards are always over-the-top. I'm sure Glen was in awe and totally loved it.

Lynn said...

This card is a hole-in-one for sure. I know your hubby will be amazed by this one. It is so hard to make appropriate male cards. Thanks for sharing your great vision. My husband is a golfer too so I may someday attempt an elaborate card like this. I am so impressed.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Wow! I love your Snoopy golf card. Glad I could inspire you in some way to create such an awesome card. Thanks for the shout out.