Today I’m sharing a fun dimensional Z Fold camping card filled with several of the newly released dies by Rubbernecker. The thing I love about the Z Fold layout is how the depth of layers allow me to tell a more complete story with my dies. The boat on the lake begins the story and the eye is drawn in with the campfire, cooking pots and then back to the tent in the background. The trees on both ends of the card creates balance to complete the scene.
The Card Base, Grass and Waves
- Apply clouds to the white Z fold card base using a cloud stencil, large blender brush and Beachside ink.
- Cut a 5.50″ wide wave layer using aqua cardstock.
- Use green cardstock to cut 5.50″ grass sections and attach them to the back of the card base using double stick.
- Score 5.50″ sections of the grass at 2.75″ and attach them to the front and middle section of the card base using double stick tape.
- Attach the wave layer to the grass section on the front of the card using double stick tape.
- Cut an 11.00″ x 1.50″ grass layer 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.
- Score the 11″ grass layer at 5.50″ and 8.25″ , fold at the score lines and attach it to the card base using double stick tape.
- Cut four grass layers 1.50″ x 3.75″, score at .50″ on each end.
- Apply double stick tape on both ends of the grass layers and attach them inside the box section.
- Cut the trees using Kraft cardstock and the leaves using green cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen ink to the trees by swiping the pad directly over the cardstock.
- Form the leaves using the molding pad and leaf tool.
- Attach the leaves to the tree branches using using glossy accents.
- Tuck the trees in behind the grass layers and attach using rolled up strips of double stick tape and rolled up glue dots.
The Boat and Camping Images
- Use red, gray and white cardstock to cut the tent sections and attach them together using strips of rolled up double stick tape and glossy accents.
- Cut the boat and oars using red cardstock and the boat motor using gray cardstock.
- Use red, black and white cardstock to cut the cooler and assemble the pieces using glossy accents.
- Cut the campfire using yellow cardstock and the stones around the fire using gray cardstock.
- Apply yellow stickles to the fire and set it aside to dry.
- Use red and gray cardstock to cut the campfire stools and attach the sections together using glossy accents.
- Use dark blue cardstock to cut all the cooking items and apply white dots over them using a white gel pen. Note: I wanted the coffee pot, cups and pan to look like the old-fashioned granite ware.
- Cut the lantern and birds using red cardstock and the globe of the lantern using white vellum.
Assemble the Z Fold Camping Card
- Tuck the boat in between the grass and water layer and attach with double stick tape.
- Attach the tent in behind the grass layer on the back of the card using strips of mounting tape.
- Use glossy accents to attach the cooler, fire, stools and camping items to the grass sections.
- Attach the lantern to a pole using glossy accents and attach them to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
- Finish by attaching a few birds in the scene with pieces of mounting tape.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Z Fold camping card. It took me longer to write the tutorial than it did to make the whole card. LOL! I hope I didn’t leave out any important steps. This is the 18th z fold card I’ve made since I started using different dimensional card layouts and you can see all of them in my Z Fold category. A couple of my favorites are the Die Cut Scooter Z Fold and A Z Fold Box Card with Flowers. Here is a link to lots more Z fold card inspiration. I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a safe and happy July 4th!
Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.
Here are the other tools and supplies used.