Today I’m sharing fall Z Fold Card ideas using several of the newly released dies by Rubbernecker Stamps. I created a dimensional corn field scene surrounded by a picket fence and colorful fall trees. The rusty flatbed truck is loaded down with cornstalks and the crows are circling and are totally ignoring all the cats playing in the fields. Any of the fall components of this card are fun jumping off ideas for fall cards. For this card I used the Flatbed Truck, Winter Tree, Tiny Leaves, Deckle Hills, Corn Stalks, Picket Fence, Cats, Small Birds and Cart Accessories #2.
The Z Fold Card Base
- Use the pre-scored Easel card kit to create the base.
- Cut 2 2.5″ x 4.00″ and one 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer, apply clouds using Tumbled Glass ink, cloud stencil and ink blending tool and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut 2 11.00″ x 1.50″ Deckle Hill layers using green cardstock. Note: place the strip of green cardstock on the cutting platform, place the die at one end and run through the machine. Place the die where the first die cut ended, line it up and run through the machine a second time.
- Cut four sections of the Picket Fence, attach them together using glossy accents and attach them to the card base.
- Score one grass layer at 5.50″ and 8.25″ and the second at 2.75″ and 5.50″.
- Attach one grass layer to the card base using double stick tape.
The Z Fold Box and Inserts
- Attach the front grass layer to the card base using double stick tape.
- Cut four grass layers 3.75″ x 1.50″ and score at .50″ on each end. Fold left side forward and the right side backwards.
- Cut several sections of cornstalks and attach them to the grass layers using glossy accents. Note: I attached a few pieces of yellow sections to the stalks with glossy accents to create the appearance of fresh corn.
- Apply double stick tape to the folded tab ends of the grass inserts and attach them inside the box.
The Fall Trees
- Cut the trees using woodgrain cardstock and the leaves using orange, red, yellow and green cardstock.
- Use Antique Linen to color the tree and heat set the ink.
- Apply Spiced Marmalade to the orange leaves, Wild Honey to the yellow leaves and Fired Brick to the red leaves using mini applicators to add more depth of color.
- Attach the leaves to the branches using glossy accents.
- Apply rolled glue dots to the back of several leaves and mounting tape to the tree trunks and tuck them in behind the fence sections and attach to the card base, Note: I cut off a portion of the winter tree to create a smaller tree and folded it in the middle so it would fit in and add interest to the center of the card.
- Cut the truck sections using red, woodgrain and black cardstock.
- Apply Rusty Hinge ink to the truck body to distress.
- Attach the fender to the front of the truck using mounting tape.
- Apply glossy accents to the truck rails and attach to the truck.
- Secure the tires and wheels to the truck using glossy accents.
- Attach several pieces of cornstalk to the truck bed using glossy accents.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the truck and attach it to the front grass layer.
The Finishing Elements
- Cut a crate using woodgrain cardstock and corn sections using yellow cardstock, attach the together using glossy accents and attach to the grass layer using double stick tape.
- Cut a few small pumpkins using yellow cardstock, color them using Spiced Marmalade ink and a mini applicator and tuck them in behind the grass sections.
- Cut birds using black cardstock and attach them in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
- Cut the cats using white cardstock and color the body parts using a black Copic Marker.
- Attach the cats in the scene using mounting tape.
Here are links to all the products I used on this project. You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project with fall Z Fold card ideas. I know the sizing of the cats are almost as big as the truck but I couldn’t resist the cartoony appearance. I thought they added so much fun and interest to the scene. The cat standing on the fence in the center section is definitely trying to get that crow. You can check out my Z Fold card category as well as this Pinterest fall Z Fold card link for more inspiration.