Good Saturday morning. Today I’m sharing my first attempt at making a die cut flower Z fold card. I am very challenged when it comes to making cards with different folds. I usually mess up the measurements and don’t find out until I’m half way through the project. LOL! I wanted to try my hand at a Z fold card and decided to Google Z fold cards and found lots of great examples and tutorials. I was most impressed with a tutorial by Bronwyn Eastley and couldn’t wait to give it a try. You can find Bronwyn’s Z fold tutorial here. You may want to check out Bronwyn’s tutorial page with more than 100 tutorials and wonderful step by step instructions and photos. Here’s what I came up with for my first attempt. Believe it or not, I was able to make all the basic parts and pieces work together to create a base Z fold card for all of my flower pots and accessories. I used lots of different Rubbernecker die sets to create my project and you can find them all linked at the bottom of my post.
Card Base and Front Panel
- Please refer to Bronwyn’s tutorial for the exact dimensions to use for this Z fold card shape.
Assemble Decorative Lattice, Window Frame and Inner Strip
- Cut two circle lattice pieces using white cardstock.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the lattice pieces and attach to the card base.
- Cut the window frame section using woodgrain embossed cardstock .
- Attach thin strips of mounting tape around the back top window sections and double stick tape to the lower section and attach to the back card base panel.
- Attach one of the woodgrain embossed front strips to the card base using double stick tape.
Attach Card Box Inserts and Outer Front Strip
- Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the card box insert scored tabs.
- Attach all three of the card box inserts to the left side of the base with the tab facing out. Space them evenly to fit inside the box.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the front strip.
- Attach the left front section to the base and fold at the score lines to create the box.
- Attach the right side of the card base inserts to the inside of the front strip with the tabs facing in towards the card base.
- Attach the last section of the front strip to the left side of the card base.
Flowers, Flower Pots, Watering Can and Cart
- Cut the flower pots using yellow cardstock and apply Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge ink with a mini applicator.
- Cut the flower cart and watering can using grey cardstock and apply Rusty Hinge ink with a mini applicator. Cut the wheel using black cardstock.
- Cut large and small ivy and foliage leaves using green cardstock.
- Cut several different flower shapes using white, pink, aqua, purple and yellow cardstock.
- Apply ink to the flower centers using mini applicators. Wild Honey for the yellow flowers, Shaded Lilac for the white and purple flowers and Worn Lipstick for the pink flowers. The purple and aqua flowers were not inked.
Lattice and Card Box Inserts
- Attach large ivy sections to the lattice walls, back panel and card box inserts using glossy accents.
- Attach the purple and pink three flower clusters to the ivy on the lattice sections using glossy accents.
- Attach single yellow flowers to the ivy on the back wall using glossy accents.
Assemble the Flower Pots and Garden Cart
- Create arrangements in each flower pot and garden cart.
- Attach foliage sections first and attach with glossy accents.
- Form flowers using stylus and molding pad.
- Attach flowers to the foliage sections using glossy accents.
Complete Die Cut Flower Z Fold Assembly
- Attach three pots of flowers in the windows on the back panel using strips of mounting tape.
- Attach a flower pot of flowers to each card box inserts using glossy accents. Apply glossy accents to front of pots and attach to the back of the inserts. Stagger the pots to fill the space.
- Attach a large flower pot to the right back of the card base using strips of mounting tape.
- Attach the watering can and stack of flower pots to the front left base using strips of mounting tape.
- Attach the garden cart to the front box section using a strip of mounting tape.
Wow! It’s one thing to make a die cut flower Z fold card but another trying to describe all the steps. I have to admit this card took lots of time to make with all the different parts and pieces and it was a challenge but I had a great time. I may have gone a little overboard with all the flowers and pots but I really love how it turned out. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card and are inspired to make one of your own. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Saturday.