Monday, 27 February 2012

Quick, How To Make A Double Z Card (No measurements! )

I promised a quick tutorial on how to make a Double Z card in the post below this it is! Hopefully you'll find it very easy to do. I'll add this to my 'Pages' post at the top of the blog so you can find it if you ever want to be reminded!1. Chose two blank cards, any size and fold both fronts in half. Use a bone folder if you have one to make a nice crisp edge, but don't worry if you haven't. Add some double sided tape to one of the unfolded backs, or whatever glue you like to use. I find PVA glue seems to make it 'bendy' I know what I mean! (I used both, tape and photo glue) You can see the tape already fixed in place.

2. Fix the two cards together as above... see easy. It's already looking like a Z Card! (Note how tidy my bench is!)

3. Chose some backing papers. You can mat them up in layers if you wish, but I just did this very quickly without matting... (Matting different colours does look better though!)
(Replace lid on glue!)

4. Add some backing paper to the front. I made sure they matched up once closed, but if you're using a pattern that doesn't have to match, it doesn't really matter! You can cover all the inside panels if you wish to. If you do, leave the folds clear.

5. Not necessary, but I added some peel-offs next. Then coloured my chosen image, cut it out using a scalloped Nestabilitie and picked out some matching ribbon. I've also cut out some extra pink card (seen here on the left) to fix my image onto. This is just to make it a little stronger and to hide the bleed through from the Promarkers. (Note how messy my bench is already!)

6. Ooops! I forgot to take the photo! But close the card up and then rap the ribbon around it, tying it to one side (right as you look at it) and then using 3D foam pads fix your image, to the left side (as you look at your card) and over the ribbon. (Centrally when closed) . Don't fix it onto both sides otherwise you won't be able to open your card...(who's done that then, I wonder?)

7. Add sentiments inside the card and then loads of embellishments if you want too!
There you go, told you it was easy!! Pop over to Quirk Crafts and join in the Z Card Spring challenge!
8. And here's the link to splitcoaststampers tutorial on a double z fold card. (The right way to do it! With measurements and one piece of card)
New Follower Hi and a big {{Wave}} to Deanne Clarke, who was out the back and in the dark but has now popped up in front with a lovely picture, no link I'm afraid! But!!! Is this you? [pin]spirationalchallenges!?! Thank you for stopping by!


  1. I ought to try a different format from the standard card - I am such a stick in the mud LOL This is such a pretty example and very clearly explained.

  2. I love your card! It is so beautiful! i have learned a lot dropping in . I don't always leave a comment, but I want to say Thank You. Edwina Brown

  3. Thanks Lyn ! Great tutorial with nice clear instructions !
    Fab card too !
    Susan x

  4. Beautiful card! Thanks for tutorial

  5. An ideal and ingenious way of making the z fold card, especially if you don't have the larger card available to make one in one piece. Saves all the measuring and scoring too!

  6. Aww, this is lovely and a great tutorial too x

  7. Beautiful card Lyn,thanks for the Tut.

  8. I've never done bet I will try now and thanks for leaving on top, but I will also bookmark in my tutorial file. It's really cool and what a lovely card when you weren't even trying. I'm glad to see others wind up with a messy table.

  9. beautiful! I love it & am going to use it :-) Thanks lady


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