Friday, May 27, 2022


Are you ready for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend?  Here in Michigan, this weekend is usually considered the kick-off of summer!  It can be one of the busier boating days on my lake -- but of course, that depends on the weather.  It's also often a rainy and chilly day, but let's hope it's warm and sunny this year!

Today I am sharing my last Heron Habitat card for the week, but I have a feeling that you will be seeing more cards from me that are made with this bundle.

This is a Double Z-Fold Card, and it is one of my favorite Fun-Fold cards to make.  It is easy and is a useful design to showcase pretty designer series paper.  

However, while I enjoy making these cards, I have to admit, it is one of my least favorite cards to try to photograph!  I find it difficult to find the right angle to show off the card at its best.

I used the new Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) for my card today.  I think this is my favorite DSP in the new catalog.  It is always so hard for me to actually start cutting my favorite paper up, but I loved the Soft Succulent and Pool Party colors in this DSP and thought these colors worked well with the Sunset Scene I wanted to create.

Another beautiful paper that I have been hoarding from last year's catalog is the Gold & Rose Gold 6" x 6" Metallic DSP.  Thankfully, it has carried over into the new catalog.  Can you see the sparkle on the mat around the sunset?  I also thought it made beautiful grass glittering in the setting sun!

The background was created with my Blending Brushes.  The "shaped" water was made by creating a mask with one of the dies from Heron Dies.  It almost looks like it is a separate piece of cardstock, doesn't it?  But it is just Pacific Point Ink blended on the bottom of Basic White cardstock.  The sky was blended with So Saffron and Calypso Coral ink.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Heron Habitat stamp set and has been die cut with one of the flag dies from Stylish Shapes Dies -- another new favorite of mine!  I blended a little So Saffron and Calypso Coral ink on the sentiment so that it didn't have such a stark white appearance against the colorful sky.

The above photo shows both "Z's" fully open so you can see each of the panels.  This perspective also gives you a good view of the beautiful Texture Chic DSP.

I hope you have enjoyed this week's Heron Habitat Bundle.  I had fun making the cards and sharing them with you.

Have a great Holiday Weekend!  In keeping with the summer theme, I'll see you back here next week with some Sailing cards.  Who knows, maybe we will even sail into this sunset?

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, you can download one by using this link.

All products used on today's card are listed below.

Product List
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad

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