Last month in my Hands-On class I featured the 5 new Stampin’ Up! In-colors.  This was one of the cards that we made – it features the new Gumball Green with one of our new stamp sets – Animal Talk.  The frog was perfect for the Gumball Green and this z-fold card idea seemed to suit the jumping frog too.  My friend Cindy brought a swap card with a z-fold to my last demonstrator meeting so I adapted that idea for this card.  Make a regular card, score it like normal, then score the front of the card again and fold it back.  Then add the focal point image to the folded front.

Something else new on this card is the large scallop edge that I cut using one of our new Edgelits and the Big Shot and then I used our new Piercing Template (and the mat and piercer) to pierce along the large scallops.

I had the whole card finished and then got a little smudge of green ink on it – ugh!  Now what – I found the solution!  Get out my Color Spritzer and the Gumball Green Stampin’ Write marker and spritz on the card.  That was perfect and actually suited this card well anyway.  I also decorated the envelope.  But when I stamped it I got just the top edge of some of the letters – another ugh moment!  So I put on my thinking cap again and realized I could use my marker and make more lines to create “grass” for the hopping frog.  Another perfect solution!

Some of the finishing touches is the Linen Thread tied around the card front.  And the little frog is actually stamped a second time on a scrap of white, cut out and then popped up with a bit of Stampin’ Dimensional on the original one.  The dimension looks good in real life – it’s hard to tell that its there in the photo.

So that just goes to show you that once you get your creative mind going you can fix your own mistakes and turn up with a cute card. I hope you like it!

Have a good weekend!