Z Fold card with blended heat embossing with video

This week the What Will You Stamp Challenge is using Christmas Pines to feature on a card project. Be sure to go check out all of the great card projects on the blog 🙂

There is a special look to the chalk bulletin board at a coffee house. The chalk colors melt together just right and look very cool in the wood frame. I am using the look of these cool signs to create a fancy fold card. This is a card project that is very easy to duplicate.  How fancy can we get with “fancy fold” cardmaking? Next week we will get a bit more complicated but for today, we are learning the basics.

I also tried a new approach with heat embossing powder. I blended two colors in a bathroom cup, yes you read that correct!, and was able to achieve something completely different. Today’s project is exploring new horizons in a few different ways. Let’s get started!

For the card base, I used Kraft card stock and for the panels I used Basic Black. After all stamping and embossing was finished, I ran the embossing bag over the card to give the chalk board look. It’s just powder and does not go on too heavy so it’s perfect to achieve this look. When making Fancy Fold cards, I suggest you burnish the fold a few times. I use a bone folder and crease them with a heavy hand and turn them in on themselves and burnish again. They will be more pliable and lay down better if they are more flexible. This card is able to stand up on it’s own and show the “Z” look, which makes it out of the ordinary.

For an experiment in something new, I blended together green and gold embossing powder. The result is fantastic! The sheen looks different when held in the light then in just indirect light. I urge you to try out using heat embossing in a new way to discover new results 🙂

Here are the measurements I used in cutting paper for this project:
Card base cut at 10″ x 5 1/2″
-score at 4 1/4″ at one end of the paper, flip the paper and score at 2″ (gives  folds)   (it will measure 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ once folded)
Card front panel, cut black cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ (cut 1)
Inside of card panel ,cut black cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (cut 1)


I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below…


Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂

My husband loved the look of green and gold to this card. Of course the pine branches were just as I would expect to see at Starbucks!

Fancy fold cards are just plain old fun. Fun to make and fun for someone to receive! Stay tuned next week for the next card project and video in this series.   In the meantime, I hope you find a simple card design and make it your own.  Lets make it together!

-Jenny Hall
YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator




Are you interested in purchasing one of the finished cards I have featured on a blog post? Visit my Etsy shop at for a small selection. If the card you are looking for is not there, drop me a note and I will place it in the shop for you. -Jenny xoxo



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