A Little Birdie …

The box card I posted yesterday that was made for my sister, was in a way inspired by this one. I started this Z-fold with a friend’s birthday in mind and as he owns and loves horses I used the old rubber stamp of the horse. I added him to the frame background which was stamped using an old GKD set and I water coloured the sky and ground. DSP is from StampinUp, the fence and gate are MFT. I swiped an ink pad over these to give the wood look. The other stamps are from Lavinia and GKD respectively.

When I began the card I knew I wanted a Z-fold, but it took me 2 tries because I had already stamped the focal image and background and it didn’t seem to fit how I imagined it. I ended up cutting off the back portion of the card and adding a new section so I wouldn’t waste too much card stock. Then when I finally had it right with the Z-fold part also added, I realized the centre section looked empty, I decided to make that section into a box. After several attempts I was about ready to give up when I found a tutorial that looked like it would work without me having to take the card apart. As you can see it worked, but in the attempt I realized that I had better make another box card to try to fix the ‘how to’ into my memory. Hence my sisters card was born.

At the time of creating this, which took me over a week, I hadn’t intended it for a challenge and I hadn’t posted it either. This morning I thought maybe I would post it and in checking a few challenge blogs realized it would work for the Make my Monday challenge. And I’ve added it to the Creative Creases challenge as per Debbie’s suggestion. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is going well.

20 thoughts on “A Little Birdie …

    1. Thanks – it took a long time because I was doing it in between coughing and spluttering as well as forgetting how to make it in the first place.

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    1. Thanks. I’m amazed that I didn’t have to deconstruct it a 2nd time. I should have looked at a tutorial before I started it as it would have saved a lot of frustration.

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  1. Many thanks. This type of card requires a lot of fiddling so I don’t too many of them and especially not one after the other.

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  2. What a wonderful Z fold card! I love all the great details and would love to see you enter this card into my Creative Creases challenge, too! Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie DT
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

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      1. Since backlinking is when your card was posted before the beginning of the challenge, this would not be considered backlinking at all. I would love to see your wonderful card in our gallery!

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  3. Thanks Golda. Honestly at one point I was ready to pitch this into the trash. But you know me, throwing stuff away is hard for me to do.

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  4. Yay! I just wanted to stop by again to thank you for playing with us at Creative Creases. Hope to see you in the gallery again soon!

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