Updated: Feb 4, 2020
Happy New Year!! and welcome lovelies to the January 2020 Creating Kindness Blog Hop. For this hop I am honored to be the Guest Designer! The Creating Kindness Team is a very talented group of crafters from around the world creating and designing beautiful paper projects to share with and inspire you. This month's theme is Outer Space.
I'm very excited to be part of this hop and hope you have a wonderful time leaping into outer pace with us!
I won't lie, when I first heard the theme was Outer Space...I went blank! But then after a bit of thought and imagination, I decided to do one of the things I love to do and that's sponging/daubering with colours and blending them all together.
This card is called a Z Fold Pop Up Card and I have made a tutorial previously on how to make one here.
Measurements for an Australian sized card ( to fit normal envelope) is
- BASE - 4x11"
- Z PART -1.5"x11"
- SCORE both at 2 3/4" & 5 1/2"- then fold on the score lines
- I actually cut one piece 5.5 x 11", score as above then cut lengthways at 4". This is just a little quicker than scoring twice.
To create the background I started with some panels of Shimmery White (these were cut just a tiny bit smaller than the black card base) - this has a lovely glittery shimmer to it and can also handle a bit of water colouring.
I punched out some circles using the circle punches..(3/4", 1"& 1 1/2" as well as a circle from the Layering Circle Dies.) Then I placed them on the paper and lightly sponged around them using my chosen colours to mark where they were going to go at the end.
I used Night of Navy, Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay to create my backgrounds using a dauber.
I also sponged my planets - I dropped some water onto the planets with my Aqua Painter & allowed to dry naturally. The mouse image is from the new Special Someone Stamp Set that was coloured in with Soft Suede using my Wink of Stella.
The grassy reeds were die cut from the Friendly Silhouettes Dies.
These are the colours I used to create the card.
You may notice the background on the last part of the card has the Z fold part slotted into it to allow a seamless join.
I measured and cut a slot from the largest background panel...
...Then I adhered the back of the panel and slid it onto the folding part of the Z fold.
There is no rule when to do it, but I glued my Z Fold card base together first before adding the background panels.
Here is the where I got the super cute little mouse, this stamp set is available from 3rd January.