Z-Card Ideas


Do you wonder what a Z-card is?  Here are a couple of examples.

??????????The card on the left is made with the base is Whisper White card stock then pieces of the Quatrefancy Specialty designer paper are added (item #130141).  The Mosaic Punch (#131267) images are done in Daffodil Delight (#119683), Pool Party (#122924), and Strawberry Slush (#131295) card stock with a few mosaics cut from the Quatrefancy designer paper.  The “hello” comes from the stamp set, Four You, and comes in either wood mount or clear mount.  The banners are cut out using the new Banners Framelits Dies (#132173, $26.95) from the 2014 Occasions Catalog.

The Z-card on the right also starts with the Whisper White card stock base and then the Hardwood background stamp is used.  As you may be able to see in the photo, the bottom half of the back panel is left blank so that someone can write a brief message.  The flowers are from the Flower Shop stamp set and cut out with the Pansy Punch (#130698).  The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and cut out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch (#127526).  The sentiment is from the Label Love stamp set with the  coordinating Artisan Label punch (#130920).

I hope you like this and that they give you some inspiration for your own Z-cards.  If you would like to purchase any of these items, please check out my Online Store HERE.

Happy crafting!     ~Sandra~


2 responses »

  1. I like the 3D effect that the “Z card” has. It might be cool to punch out something in the middle of the card so that when you expand it there’s some complex internals. I’m not sure what would go here. Maybe you could cut a 4 paned window, then have an image on the next side. It would be really cool to incorporate all three layers. Maybe a window to an open door to a drawing on the back panel?

    There might be an interesting project in the works using some sort of reflective material as well (like a space blanket). I don’t know on this one, but maybe a “coded message” where you write the message in reverse, and the recipient has to look at the built in mirror to flip it around?

    Anyway, the depth effect is pretty neat.


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