Saturday, 7 March 2009

5 Panel Zig Zag Card

I said I would start adding photos of my cards and here is the first one!
I first made this 5 panel Zig Zag Card for the January Craftathon day, I did a yellow and white daisy version and the class (which have now been named my 'Honeypotters'!) did a beautiful version with red and pink hearts for Valentines Day.

This is how we made it!....

Equipment and Materials Needed:
1 12x12 Sheet of Bazzill Cardstock
DS Tape
Corner Rounder Punch (one with a removable guard, the Dovecraft one is perfect)
Regular Daisy Punch
1" Daisy Punch
1.5" Daisy Punch
2" Daisy Punch
White/Irridescent Glamour Dust or Stickles
Butterfly Stamps (I have used a Penny Black Butterfly Stamp)


Trim the Bazzill Cardstock to a 30cm square (Bazzill is always a little bigger than 30cm).
Cut the Bazzill to 17.5cm x 30cm.

Score both pieces of the Bazzill at 10cm sections so you end up with two pieces of Bazzill with 3 x 10cm vertically scored sections.

Place the two pieces of card textured/bling side face up, with the 17.5cm piece on the left and the smaller piece on the right.

Place DS tape/glue on the reverse of the left panel of the smaller piece of card. I prefer to work with DS tape, but use whichever you are comfortable with.
Overlap the left panel of the smaller piece of card over the right panel of the taller piece of card and stick.

Here comes the fun part…
Draw a pencil line from the top left corner of the taller piece of card, making sure you go just under the second joint where the two pieces are stuck together, follow the pencil line down to where it naturally ends on the smaller piece of card (usually about 9 to 10 cm from the bottom). You will have to do this in two stages if your ruler is only 30cm long. Then trim off with scissors or a craft knife.

Take the guard off your corner rounder punch and starting from the top of the card, place the punch to the very edge of the card, as far in as it will go and punch your first ‘scallop’. Move the punch down the card so that the edge of the second punched out area overlaps very slightly with the scallop you have just punched out and punch again…repeat this process until you get to the end of the card. If you have done it right, you will have a lovely deep scallop border. (This does take a bit of practice so I suggest trying it out on a piece of paper first…I find it easier to work with the punch upside down so you can see clearly where you are going). Once you have done this, fold and concertina your card so you have the Zig Zag shape.

Ink the edges of the scallop with black ink or colour of your choice.

Next fun part…
Punch out the daisies in the co-ordinating colours of your choice and glue them together in any combination of sizes you like. I like to mix and match the different sizes to give added interest to the card. I also recommend using a maximum of three co-ordinating colours so your card doesn’t look too busy with colour. I also recommend only using three of the largest size daisies.
Then stick the daisies to your card, starting from the back, tallest, section. I start with one of the largest daisies on the corner and add the smaller ones around it, forming a kind of back to front L shape design on the card as this is the area of the card you will see when it is stood up.
Make sure you stick some daisies with 3D foam pads/silicone glue to add dimension.

Then, stamp the butterflies with Moonlight White Brilliance Ink and then…

Use stickles glitter glue or the glamour dust on the daisies to give them the sparkle they need.

Put the kettle on! You've earned it...

These cards do take a while to do, but the results are stunning.

Happy Crafting!


1 comment:

  1. Oooo thanks for this tutorial Phill - I love this card!