Thursday, July 26, 2018

Painted Harvest Z-Fold - Soft & Subtle

Painted Harvest is not what it sounds like.

The word "harvest" brings to mind ripe pumpkins, corn shocks and golden wheat in shades of orange, gold & brown.  Painted Harvest is so much more than that.  Getting creative with the wealth of colors available to you can create spectacular results!

Aren't these lovely?  So Saffron & Petal Pink cardstocks paired with Designer Papers from the Subtles family are the basis for this trio of Z-Fold cards.

I CASE'd (Copy And Selectively Edit) these cards from the quarterly magazine that all Stampin' Up demos receive, Stampin' Success.  I used the colors and general designs featured in the magazine, but changed them up a bit to fit on this simple Z-Fold design.

Here you can see why this is called a Z-Fold.  There are many variations of this fold, including a Double Z, but this is pretty basic.  It starts with a half sheet of cardstock cut at 4-1/4" x 11", scored on the long side at 2-3/4" & 5-1/2".  Fold on the 5-1/2" scoreline as you normally would, then fold the second scoreline in the opposite direction.  The Whisper White panels on the front & inside are 3" x 4".

Each sunflower is stamped the same way:  Petal Pink for the bottom layer, Grapefruit Grove for the second layer, and So Saffron for the center.  The leaves are stamped with Pear Pizzazz and the sentiment is Soft Suede.    The Stamparatus positioning tool makes stamping these sunflowers a breeze - line it up once and stamp away!

The leaves are cut with a punch.  The sunflower is fussy-cut.  A little time-consuming, but oh, so worth the effort!  The secret to fussy-cutting an image is to hold your snips in one place and turn the image as you cut.

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  1. Love that stamp set. Great card.

  2. Pretty card and thanks for the tip on fancy cutting. That has always been a problem for me!