Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Hedgehog Taxi

     I love this adorable image from Di's Digi Designs which makes me think of a taxi ride for a hedgie.  This little girl pulling her garden cart is so sweet.

I did something new for me - a Double Z Fold card.
Here's a side view photo to show how the two pieces are put together.

     I colored with ProMarkers and watercolor pencils, then cut the image with a Gina Marie die.  I layered the image onto the top portion of the pink CS, and scored it twice to make the Z fold.  I took the white confetti CS (5 3/4" x 11"), scored it twice, and folded it into a larger Z fold.  The largest part (below the middle fold) is 5 3/4" x 5 3/4", making it a square card when all is folded together.  It will fit perfectly into a 6" x 6" envelope.

     I put the two Z fold pieces together, using double sided tape first at the top of the card, then folded them up together to determine where the bottom of the pink CS should be.  Once I had that, I removed the covering strip from the double sided tape on the bottom of the pink CS and pressed them together.

     I tied a bow tie bow from a bit of leftover lace, wrapping the center with satin ribbon and I added that to the bottom of the pink CS.  I printed the sentiment, hand cut it, and added it to the bottom of the inside Z fold.

     It took me a little experimenting to figure out how to do the Double Z fold but I quite like it and will undoubtedly do more of them.

    (Edited to add:  As I was adding the challenge links to this, one of my grandkids told me I could have searched PINterest or YouTube for instructions on Z fold cards but I didn't think of that when I was making it.  I checked and both of those are filled with instructions.  lol  Check them out if you think you might be interested in doing one of these.  :-D )

Crafting with Friends
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Catz
Fussy and Fancy
Jo's Scrap Shack
Outlawz Festive Friday

     That's it for me.  I'm really enjoying my time away and hope you are enjoying the pre-scheduled posts.  I'll have another one on Friday for my DT project at QKR Stampede.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


brenda said...

A delightful image and such a pretty card, many thanks for joining in with our 'In my Garden' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

meg said...

Fantastic girly card,love the layout thank you for joining in at Crafty Calendar

jimlynn said...

Leave it to our wonderful grandkids to come up with all the right answers! Even though it may have taken longer on your own, you nailed it. So creative and pretty. Love the sweet image too.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous! I love this image which is coloured beautifully. Wonderful card design too.
Linda xxx

Jac’s Playground said...

Very cute card love the double Z design it's very effective, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, x

carol said...

Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ
very pretty card,fab design
x Carol

D.L. Walls said...

Nana Connie - I love your card! Your Challenges for Days Team Mate - Donna

Kathleen said...

Super image and a great colour choice, love the die too.
Thank you for joining our 'In My Garden' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

*Vicki* said...

This image is very sweet and I really love your fun fold design with it! HUGS

Pat K said...

Aw this is lovely. Sweet image and great design. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Pat K xx

Lori Kobular said...

Such an adorable image of the hedgie tucked in the flower cart! Love it!1

Suzi Mac said...

She is just adorable, lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Polkadoodles Challenge. Good luck!
Suzi Mac DT

Jennifer Scull said...

here I am admiring the adorable image and the way you colored her, and then you go and create that amazing fold! wow!!! I have never seen that one before. fabulous card! :)

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card fold. Love your coloring on this sweet image. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

Lucy Patrick said...

Hi NanaConnie, I hope you've been well. Gorgeous card and what a creative card type, I've not seen it before!! I love Di's Digis so much, this one is so cute too. Thanks so much for joining our week 27 challenge at Polkadoodles, and best wishes in the prize draw, XOX Lucy

Nathalie said...

So pretty card! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
Nathalie DT

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, super cute!....Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge:)
Wendy x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So sweet Connie.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card NanaConnie love the fold and really cute image-beautifully coloured---Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
Carol DT x
Aren't grandkids wonderful with technology-good job we have them to teach us lol
Carol x

Heather said...

Awww . . . this is so sweet! Super cute and what a fun fold! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Stamps.