Here is card number 4 from our April class. This time we used a z-fold base for our design. I cut the card base at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".
Use a bone folder to make some nice crisp folds. I folded the card in half at the 5 1/2" scoreline and then folded the front piece over the the left.
Next I used two design paper pieces and two cardstock pieces each cut at 2 5/8" x 4 1/8". I adhered the design paper to the left and right side showing the front. Both cardstock pieces (here fern cardstock from Close to My Heart) are adhered to the inside when you open the card.
The next step is to cut a strip of white cardstock at 1 1/2" x 11". This strip is scored at 5 1/2" and 8 1/4" and z-folded as well.
To adhere the strip, make sure the long side of the strip is adhered (only the left half needs adhesive!!!!) to the left side of the card front, flush with the bottom. The end piece of the strip is adhered to the right side of the other design paper. When you open the card both z-folds go in opposite directions.
I added pieces of grey cardstock to the strip about 1/8" shorter on each side.
The phrase is stamped in black ink onto a skinny strip of white cardstock (1/2" x 4 1/4") A couple of flowers and pearls are finishing off this card.
You could add a piece of white cardstock to the inside for some personal notes or a nice phrase. I used it to place a picture of the bride and groom to it, so when they open the card you can see the happy couple. :-)