Tuesday, July 28, 2015
FORAL Z-FOLD CARD SAGA
I came across a previously folded card in my stash, apparently left over from a class I did on Z-fold cards. No problem there.
After deciding to use these beautiful roses from Penny Black's "Petal Power" and stamping them on white cs, I colored them with colored pencils. No problem there either.
Next, I stamped the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and fussy cut them. Still no problem.
Then the "fun" began: I decided to add the pre-printed vellum as a background, coloring the back first. Then I added a clear liquid glue on each side and mounted it to the front panel. That's when the problem started--the vellum curled away from the paper! I kept pressing it back down until it dried and finally adhered to the cardstock; but then, the cardstock began to curl too! Unbelievable! I was beginning to feel like I had entered the Twilight Zone as an I Love Lucy routine! The paper just kept getting more warped.
Finally, I added another piece of cardstock on the back of the panel, using double-stick Scotch tape, to give it more support. By then, a couple of hours had passed and it was time for bed. I stood the card up and turned out the lights, hoping for the best. The next morning, it was better, though still a little warped.
If you'd like to receive this card for yourself, just leave a comment and I'll pick a winner (or loser, depending on how you look at it) on August 1st. Hopefully, it will flatten out in the mail!