My project today is a scarecrow Z Fold Box card made for Dare To Get Dirty Day 2 of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. Have you had a desire to be on the Dirty Dozen design team? This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the alumni team members. Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits of being a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.
I used several of the newly released dies by Rubbernecker Stamps. I used the Scarecrow, Corn Stalks, Pumpkins and Ivy, Apples, Corn and Pears, Picket Fence, Wheelbarrow, Grass and Birds. I used the new Cloud Stencil for the sky background and the card base was made using The Paper Cuts Easel Card Base. I love the Z Fold Box card because the layout allows me to build so much dimension to the scene. The multiple layers of cornstalks creates a full looking cornfield and the scarecrow standing tall in the box draws the eye in to the scene.
The Card Base
- Cut three pieces of white pieces of white cardstock to fit on the three sections of the card base, apply clouds to the layers using an ink blending tool, cloud stencil and Tumbled Glass ink and attach to the card base using ATG adhesive. Cut two 2.50″ x 4.00″ and one 5.25″ x 4.00″.
- Cut several sections of the Crass using green cardstock to create the grass layers and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut two grass sections 2.50″ x approximately 2.00″ tall and one 5.25″ x approximately 2.00″ tall.
- Cut three grass sections 3.75″ wide x approximately 2.00″ tall.
- Score the insert layers .50″ in from each end. and set aside.
- Cut one grass layer 11.00″ x approximately 2.00″ and a second one 11.00″ x about 3/4′. I cut the cardstock piece at 11.00″ inches, placed the die and ran through the machine. I lined up the die where the first cut ended and ran it through a second time to create the full 11.00″ piece.
- Score the 11.00″ grass layer at 5.50 and 8.25″.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back portion of the 11.00″ layer and attach to the card base. Apply to the first 2.75″ on the back left and the last 2.75″ on the back right side.
- Apply double stick tape to the insert grass layers and attach them in place in the box.
- Cut several fence sections using woodgrain cardstock, attach them together using glossy accents, score them at at 5.50″ and 8.25″ and attach to the grass layer using double stick tape.
- Attach the front grass layer using double stick tape.
The Corn Field
- Cut several sections of the corn stalks using green cardstock.
- Tuck them in behind the grass layers on the front, side and back sections of the card base and attach using glossy accents.
- Fill the box section with corn stalks and attach them to the insert layers using glossy accents.
- Cut the scarecrow using multiple colors of cardstock.
- Assemble the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
- Cut the crows using black cardstock and attach them to the arms of the scarecrow using glossy accents.
- Apply glossy accents to the lower portion of the scarecrow and attach him in place to one of the insert layers. Note: I reinforced the the scarecrow with an addition strip of cardstock going up it’s back to hold him straight up.
The Wheelbarrow of Corn
- Cut the wheelbarrow using gray and black cardstock.
- Color the handles using a black marker.
- Color the wheelbarrow using Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo to distress and age.
- Attach the wheel to the wheelbarrow using glossy accents.
- Cut the corn using yellow cardstock and corn husks using green cardstock and attach the husk to the corn using glossy accents .
- Attach the corn sections to the back of the wheelbarrow using double stick tape and glossy accents.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the wheelbarrow and attach it to the fence section.
The Pumpkins and Crows
- Cut several pumpkins using yellow cardstock.
- Color the stems using a brown marker.
- Apply Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge ink to the pumpkins using mini applicators.
- Slightly round the pumpkins with your fingers, apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of each and tuck in behind the grass and attach to the fence layer.
- Cut several black birds, attach small pieces of mounting tape to the back of each and finish the scene by attaching them to the sky area and wheelbarrow.
I have to admit that this scarecrow Z Fold Box card took quite a bit of time but I enjoyed every minute of it. Have you tried making a Z Fold Box card? If not, you should give it a try. Check out my Z Fold category if you would like to see more examples of my cards. There is lots more inspiration for Z Fold cards on Pinterest. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.