Welcome to the Pals October, 2018 Blog Hop. It’s a spooky time of year so watch out for “Wicked Folds” while you hop from blog to blog. We promise not to be too scary.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

 

The wonderful, and not so scary, owl from the Still Night stamp set is featured on my Double Z Fold Card today.

By Su Mohr for Pals Oct 2018 Blog Hop; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: wicked folds, double z fold card, Still Night stamp set, Night Owl die set, Stampin' Blends; #wickedfolds #palsoctober2018bloghop #stillnight #nightowl #halloweencards #handmadecards #stampinup #fancyfolds

Night Owl~ Double Z Fold Card

 

I’ll go step by step, so, hopefully you can follow along. 

The Owl

 

Stamp the owl in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock.

Color with four Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Ivory, and Bronze.

Cut with his die in the Night Owl die set, place him on dimensionals, and set him aside to watch. 

 

The Card Base

 

Cut Gray Granite card stock in half, lengthwise. This gives you two pieces 4 1/4 X 11.

Score the half you’ll use for your card base at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.

Place the two shorter sections in the Woodland embossing folder, and run it through the Big Shot.  TIP: Be sure the trees are “growing” in the right direction.

Cut a piece of regular Whisper White cardstock, 5 1/4 X 4, and emboss it with the Woodland embossing folder. Glue this to the 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 section of the card base.

 

The Band

Use the other half of the Gray Granite cardstock to cut the band 1 1/4 X 11.

Score the band at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.

Decorate the band with Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The long section is 5 1/4 X 1, and the two shorter sections are 2 1/2 X 1.

Attaching the band is the trickiest part. Glue the long section first, gluing just the left half, because the right half of this section remains open. The middle section remains open, while the end section is glued entirely. TIP: Before the glue is set, close the card to make sure everything is lined up properly.

 

The Branch

 

Using the die from the Night Owl die set, cut 6 branches: 4 Thick Whisper White, 1 Gray Granite and 1 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. Glue three branches onto Thick Whisper White. This gives the branches durability and dimension.

Glue the white branch on the card front.  Glue the Wood Textures branch on the end of the long, card base, section. You may now place the owl on his branch. Lastly, glue the Gray Granite branch on the end of the long, band, section, making sure it’s positioned correctly for the owl. 

 

The Sentiment

 

The sentiment, “Sending warm wishes your way,” is in the Still Night stamp set. Stamp it in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White cardstock. 

Cut with its die from the Night Owl die set. Add dimensionals, and place in the curve of the white branch.

 

The Details

Cut three pine boughs from the Night Owl die set in Shaded Spruce cardstock. Add Frost White Shimmer Paint with a toothpick.

Tie a Linen Thread bow, and glue to the top of the sentiment.

Use a Botanical Tag die to cut two Whisper White birds, and glue to the white branch.

 

And, finally, my closed card, with Owl peeking through the branches.

 

 

If anything is unclear, please refer to the pictures. You know what they say…”worth a thousand words.” I’ve given instructions for this exact card, but this “wicked fold” has limitless possibilities. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

 

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. 

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Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. November is time for “Anything But a Card” where the Pals will feature creations suitable for holiday gifting. Don’t miss the fun.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  7. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio
  9. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  11. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  12. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Maggie at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’

 

The supplies for today’s project are listed below, and available at my store.


Product List