Another Double Z-Fold Card with Pop-up Panel (Wiper Card) – with Tutorial

Another Double Z-Fold Card with Pop-up Panel (Wiper Card) – with Tutorial

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Recently, I shared a wiper card I made for my class and have another sample (with same image from the  “Cup of Thanks” stamp set by Studio Katia) that I did with different colors.  (If you care to see how I made this card base, I’ve included a short tutorial at the end of this post.)  Again, I used Bic alcohol markers (polynesian purple, stone grey, petal pink, tranquil teal, cloud nine grey, ocean blue), and a blender pen to color my image.  I found this patterned paper called “Watercolor Dots” by Recollections at Michaels and liked that it had so many colors that worked well with the pencils, markers, and inks available to my students.

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Here is a tent fold card layout with the same image.

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If you wish to see how I made my Double Z-Fold card base with a pop-up panel (Wiper Card), Continue reading

Birthday Cake Pop-Up Card

Birthday Cake Pop-Up Card

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Yesterday, I posted a palm tree pop-up card made with one of Karen Burniston’s die sets, and here’s another pop-up design created with her “Cake Pop-Up #1028” dies.  (She has soooo many cool die sets!)

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You can create any size card (at least 3 1/2″ – to cover the cake when the card is closed).  My card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  The set includes dies for cutting a bride, a groom, or candles for the top of your cake as well as “icing” for each layer.  Her assembly video for this set is excellent so making this card is “a piece of cake!”

Here’s what my card looks like when it is closed.

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I used heavy weight white card stock for the card base along with Gina K Designs “Blue Lagoon” and layering weight white.  The chevron pattern is “Perky #2000” by Fancy Pants Designs (retired?) and the yellow polka dot pattern is “Horizon #374026” by American Crafts.

The balloon die and stitched rectangle dies were both unbranded.

This card folds flat and fits in a regular A2 size envelope for mailing.

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Palm Tree Pop-Up Card

Palm Tree Pop-Up Card

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This pop-up palm tree was made with a die set called “Palm Tree Pop-Up Dies #1039” by Karen Burniston, and I just love, love, love it!  Karen’s excellent assembly video makes it super easy to make.  This card folds flat for mailing.

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You can create any size card (at least 3 1/2″ – to cover the tree when the card is closed).  My card is an A2 size card, but Karen shows a larger card in her video where she includes two trees with a hammock.  So many options!

In addition to the dies for the palm tree that pops up, there are dies to create a slightly smaller (flat) palm tree which could be glued to the pop-up tree to create a cluster (I added two to my pop-up tree) and could also be used alone to decorate the card front or any other flat card panel.

Here’s a better look at my card front…

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… which I created using this sketch:

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Besides turning the sketch on its side, I placed my navy panel behind the long strip so there was more of the lighter piece showing behind the palm tree.  (This sketch is on the Dec. ’11 pdf.)

I used Bazzill “Butter Mints” heavy weight ivory card stock for the card base along with  “Deep Navy” by core’dinations.  I followed Karen’s example and repeatedly stamped a random dot pattern with brown ink onto kraft card stock to create the look of sand.  (She suggests using a dense sponge if you don’t have a stamp like this.)  The patterned paper is “Aqua Scales” by Recollections.  The parts for the trees were cut from scraps I had on hand.

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Double Z-Fold Card… with a Twist (Wiper Card)

Double Z-Fold Card… with a Twist (Wiper Card)

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This “double z-fold” card with a fun pop-up panel is another project I designed for the course I am teaching.

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I recently saw digital cut files, designed by Lori Whitlock, for cute Valentine’s Day cards with this type of pop-up mechanism.  She called them wiper cards.  I started thinking about other elements that would work well on this type of card base and thought this large image from the “Cup of Thanks” stamp set by Studio Katia fit nicely and would be a fun one to color. I watched Lori’s assembly video to get a better idea of how the mechanism worked, and I figured out how to create an A2 size card using a trimmer and score board (instead of the Silhouette).  I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me to look on YouTube to see if wiper card tutorials existed – they do. Nothing like “reinventing the wheel!”  It’s a good thing I like playing with paper – LOL!!  (Anyway, if you wish to see how I made my pop-up card base, look HERE.)

For this next version, I “smooshed” Memento “Danube Blue” ink spritzed with water onto white card stock.  I love this technique because it is quick and easy to do, it looks great (I think),  and it allows you to customize your panels to match your image with the inks you have on hand.  I inked the edges so the panels would stand out against the white card base.

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I colored the stamped image with Bic Marking Fashion Permanent alcohol markers (harvest orange, adobe orange, summer melon, ocean view blue, misty blue, deep sea blue, traquil teal, cloud nine grey, and tiki hut tan), and a blender pen.

Double Z-fold cards fold flat for mailing, and this one fits in a regular A2 size envelope.

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Here is one more CAS card design I came up with while playing with this image:

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Embossed Snowflakes

Embossed Snowflakes

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In my last post, I showed two card samples/options I created for my emboss-resist technique class.  Here is one more sample with a winter theme.

In addition to stamping/embossing the snowflakes in silver for the greeting panel, I repeatedly stamped/embossed the same snowflake (in white) to create a tone-on-tone background panel.  (The card base is navy but looks black in the photo.)

A die cut greeting was added to the sponged panel, and a silver ribbon finished it off.

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