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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wild Thing Zig Zag Accordian Fold Card

Birthdays are coming up in September, so I've been making cards . . . finally.  Here is the one I've just finished and guess what?  I forgot to put Happy Birthday anywhere on it!

This card also fits right in with the GC67: Random Redhead Challenge: Go 3D  over at
Gingersnap Creations blog.

Scroll down for all the pics, there's several.  I used a TJ technique called a Zig Zag Accordian Card, but I altered it to suit my needs.  The base of this one is actually 8 1/2" wide.  Wasn't sturdy enough to suit me at that size so I added braces to the bottom.

The embellishments on the base include a black panther peeking from behind the bushes where he lays in wait of prey and a tribal carving.  The leaves, flowers and bushes are all hand cut and glued only at the base
so the tops float freely and are also layered with 1/8" thick mounting tape and 1/4" thick mounting tape.

Front of Card

The monkey stamp is from Diamonds rubber stamp company.

Inside of Card

Guess I can write happy birthday in.

Base of Card

Detail photos came out blurry.  Figures.  I may be able to retake them later, but these will do for now.

Guess this card will have to be put into a box instead of an envelope.  Oh well, I had fun doing it.


  1. Oh this is very unique and I love it! The placement of the kitty is just too fun! You are so talented!

  2. What a wonderful card! Haven't done much lately, but my grandson has a birthday very soon, you have given me a kick in the ____ to get it done. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. This is an awesome card!!! I love your attention to detail and your great creativity!!! Ya gotta love that panther peeking out...

  4. This is sooooo Awesome, Love your jungle card! Over the top COOL!!! in a great way!

  5. Amazing! It's a work of ART - not 'just' a card. Love it!

  6. Oh, wow, Shelley, this is amazing! What a gorgeous design, and perfect stamping. Like Mari said, this is WAY more than a simple card. It's wonderful! Thanks so much for joining the 3d Challenge at Gingersnap Creations!


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