Aug 19, 2015

Zoe Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart Australasian Zoe Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Designs by Marguerite, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post

Zoe is a fresh and fabulous new Paper Collection created by Close To My Heart released this month.  The range includes the Zoe Paper Packet, Zoe Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking Kit, Zoe Assortment and Zoe Complements which work on their own, or together, to create stunning colour coordinated scrapbook, card making and off-the page projects quickly and easily.

Today, I would like to share with you a Double Z-Fold Card that I have made featuring  paper from the new Zoe Paper Packet.  The Paper Packet includes 6 sheets of double-side B&T (Background and Texture) Paper and 6 sheets of coordinating Cardstock.  The colours featured in the Zoe Paper Packet include Sweet Leaf, Canary, Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, Whisper and White Daisy.  

I selected the stamp set Shower Flowers to use on this card because I think it goes beautifully with Zoe's fresh, fun colours.  I chose ink colours from the Whimsy Colour Family to coordinate with the Zoe colour palette, stamping the flowers in Thistle, Pixie, Crystal Blue, Sorbet and Canary.  I used Sweet Leaf to stamp the leaves and I stamped the middle of the flowers with Cocoa.  I think the colours work together nicely to create a card filled with floral sweetness!  

The decorative branches were stamped straight onto the White Daisy Cardstock using Sweet Leaf.  The flowers were stamped on scrap White Daisy Cardstock, then cut out using my amazing Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors and adhered using tape runner, Thin 3-D Foam Tape and 3-D Foam Tape to create a variety of layers to adorn the front of the card. 

The base of the card was created using a 6" x 12" piece of White Daisy Cardstock scored at 2", 4", 8" and 10".  I used my Bone Folder to create crisp folds along these score lines and then adhered Zoe B&T Paper and Glacier Cardstock to the 5 panels (see below for measurements).  

I wanted the inside to be as sweet as the outside, so I stamped the leaves directly on the White Glacier Cardstock and then cut and adhered the flower images using tape runner and Thin 3-D Tape before adhering it to the centre panel.  

I used the following ingredients to create this Double Z-fold card:

C1612 Shower Flowers stamp set
12” x 6” White Daisy Cardstock
Cut two- 1 13/16” x 5 13/16” Zoe B&T Paper (Glacier Houndstooth side)
Cut two- 1 7/8” x 5 13/16” Zoe B&T Paper (Sorbet Dots side)
3 7/8” x 5 13/16” Glacier Cardstock (inside middle panel)
3 1/4” x 5 1/4” White Daisy Cardstock (inside middle panel)
3” x 4 1/4” Glacier Cardstock (front)
2 3/4” x 4” White Daisy Cardstock (front)
3" x 6” White Daisy cardstock (scrap for stamping flowers)
Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
3-D Foam Tape

All of the Zoe products are available to order from your Close To My Heart Consultant right now and are featured in the 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book launching on the 1st of September.  

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my Double Z-fold Card featuring the gorgeous Zoe papers.  I would love it if you would leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Zoe Australasian Blog Hop, Shaunna's Blog Passionate About Pages to see more creative ways to use the Zoe Paper Collection.

Until next time!

Warmest Crafting Wishes,

Denise :)


Casandra Bennett said...

This is so pretty. I love the overall fold style of this card.

Shaunna Richards said...

Such a pretty card. I can imagine the delight of receiving this treasure

Ausmerican Housewife - Creating with Kara Davies said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Designs by Marguerite said...

Gorgeous Card....I love how well the papers co-ordinate with each other, just perfect with this type of card.

Patricia Manhire said...

Stunning card and the stamp set matches so well with the papers.

Leah said...

This card is so beautiful, I just love that cluster of flowers on the front.

Jenny Gilbert said...

A very sweet card!

Jo Armstrong said...

Such beautiful work! :-)

Anonymous said...

Stunning card - love how well these flower stamps work with this paper. I just love your Double Z-Fold Card.

Vandra said...

Such clean lines and perfect stamping, the colours you've chosen for the flowers complement it all so beautifully too.

TRACEY RAY said...

Your card is so pretty denise, and gorgeous as always, i love visiting your blog and seeing your gorgeous creations. TFS.

Doris Taylor said...

What a lovely card Denise, anyone would be very happy to receive something so nice.

Lauren said...

Wow, I absolutely love this!

Britt McDonald said...

LOVE THIS! Such an adorable fresh card. Hope you don't mine if I case this. Thanks so much for sharing.

Melissa Appleby said...

Gorgeous stamping Denise, so going to try this card. Love the layers and colours and your instructions are so easy to follow.