Good Sunday morning. Today I’m sharing a die cut barnyard Z fold card using several of the newly released dies Rubbernecker Stamps. I had so much fun making and sharing the flower Z fold card yesterday and thought I would switch gears with this fun scene barnyard scene. The box gave me the perfect place to corral the cow and bull and I love the white picket fence framing the whole scene. I used Bronwyn Eastley’s Z Fold Tutorial for the measurements of my card. Please refer to her tutorial if you would like to see the step by step directions and measurements to create a card of your own.
- Cut the card base using white cardstock.
- Cut the scene background layers using white cardstock.
- Apply a cloud background to the layers using a cloud template, Tumbled Glass ink and ink blending tool.
- Attach the cloud layers to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut two grass sections using green cardstock about 1-1/4″ tall, attach them together using double stick tape to create the grass background for the scene and attach them to the card base using double stick tape.
- Cut two tree sections using Kraft cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree by swiping the ink pad directly over the tree. Heat dry the ink with heat gun.
- Cut several sets of the small ivy leaves. Note: The Small Ivy die has three ivy branches but also has 10 individual leaves that are the perfect size to use with this tree.
- Gently form the leaves using the leaf tool from the Garden Tool Set and the molding pad.
- Attach the leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the upper back portion of the tree trunks and several rolled up glue dots to the back of several leaves.
- Tuck the tree trunks in behind the grass layer and attach them to the card base.
The Barn, Box, Fence and Grass
- Cut the barn using red, white and grey cardstock.
- Attach the roof using strips of mounting tape and attach the doors and window using glossy accents.
- Apply mounting to the back of the barn and silo, tuck them in behind the grass and attach them to the card base.
- Cut three card box inserts using green cardstock and the grass die and score the ends on each side.
- Attach double stick tape to the back of each tab.
- Space the three card box inserts apart evenly and attach the left side of the tabs to the card base.
- Cut four fence sections and attach them together using glossy accents.
- Apply double stick tape to the back lower portion of the fence and attach it to the card base.
- Attach the right side of the three card box inserts to the fence to finish the box.
- Cut two sections of grass, attach them together and attach them to the front of the fence using double stick tape.
The Tractor and Animals
- Cut the tractor using red and black cardstock.
- Assemble the pieces and attach using glossy accents and mounting tape.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the tractor and attach it to the fence.
- Cut the animals using white cardstock.
- Color the cow using a black Copic marker.
- Color the bull and horse using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink and mini applicators.
- Cut the tiny cow collar using red cardstock and the cow bell and bull nose ring using metallic gold cardstock.
- Attach the collar, bell and nose ring to the cow and bull using glossy accents.
- Score the back portion of the cow, fold out facing the front of the card and attach to the card base using double stick tape
- Apply glossy accents to the front of the bull and attach him to the back of one of the grassy card box insert sections.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the horse and tuck him in behind the fence and attach to the card base.
Finish the Die Cut Barnyard Z Fold
- Cut a couple of the individual grass die sections and tuck in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents
- Cut one section of the leaf group using green cardstock , cut the branches apart and tuck in behind the grass layer and attach to the card base and barn using glossy accents.
- Cut the small birds using red cardstock, color their beaks using the black Copic marker and attach to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
Do you have family and friends that may enjoy receiving a die cut barnyard Z fold card? It would be a perfect card for a little boy or girl and even a masculine card for a farmer or rancher. I had such a good time making mine and it was way less complicated to make than it looks. It’s all in the layering. I hope you enjoyed seeing it. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a great Sunday.