Z Fold Birch and Deer

Good Tuesday morning.  Today I am sharing a Z fold birch and deer card.  I have had this tree scene idea rolling around in my head since I started playing with Z fold cards. I wasn’t sure I could make it work but it turned out to be quite easy.  I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Birch Forest paired with the Birch Trees, Deckle Hills, Deer Family, Leaf Group, Tiny Flower Buds and Small Birds to create the die cut scene.  I created the forest background scene using the 3 Pine Tree set, Fall Foliage set and Kittie Kits Outdoor Master set.  I used The Paper Cut Easel Card kit for the card base.

Come see how I made this spring Z fold birch and deer card.

The Background Scene

  • Attach Fall Tree stamp to an acrylic block.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the whole stamp and lightly touch the Vintage Photo ink pad to the lower portion of the trunk.
  • Stamp the tree three times across the card base.
  • Use the tiny fern image from the Outdoor Master to stamp Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade ink to create the tree leaves.
  • Finish the background scene by stamping  several pine trees across the base using Peeled Paint ink.
  • Apply Tumbled Glass ink using an ink blending tool to create the blue sky area.

Come see how I made this summer Z fold birch and deer card.

The Deckle Hill Layers

  • Cut one Deckle Hills layer 11.00″ x approximately 1.50″. 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 Deckle Hill layer at the 5.50″ and 8.25″ and set it aside to use on the front tree layer.
  • Cut a second Deckle Hill layer 5.3/8″ x 1.50″.
  • Attach the second piece to the right side of the card base using double stick tape.
  • Cut a third Deckle Hill layer 2.5/8″ x 1.50″
  • Attach the third piece to the inner fold section of the card base using double stick tape.
  • Cut four Deckle Hills sections 3.75″ wide x approximately 2.00″ tall.
  • Score the insert layers .50″ in from each end.
  • Apply double stick tape to each end of the insert layers. 
  • Attach the left side of the insert layers to the card base and allow the right side to remain free to attach later.

The Birch Tree Box Frame

  • Cut the Birch Forest die three times using white cardstock.
  • Apply light touches of Pumice Stone ink to the tree markings using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the three layers together using glossy accents, overlapping the frame edges to create the full 11″ inch tree base.
  • Score the tree layer at 5,50″ and 8.25″.
  • Attach the11.00″  Deckle Hill layer to the the tree base using double stick tape.
  • Apply double stick tape to the right back side of the tree layer and attach to the scene base.
  • Apply double stick tape to the left back side of the tree layer and attach to the scene base.
  • Remove the double stick cover paper from the right side of the inserts layers and attach them to the inside of the tree layer.

Come see how I made this pretty Z fold birch and deer card.

Individual Birch Trees, Foliage and Flowers

  • Cut two sets of the individual Birch Trees.
  • Layer one st of the trees over top of the second and attach together using glossy accents.  Note:  Layering two trees together will create a stronger tree to stand up on their own inside the box.
  • Apply light touches of Pumice Stone ink to the tree markings using a mini applicator.
  • Apply glossy accents to the front bottom portion of the tree trunks and attach them to the grass insert layers.
  • Cut leaf group using green cardstock, cut the branches apart using snips.
  • Cut tiny yellow flower buds, form them using a stylus and molding pad and attach them to the foliage branches using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the flower branches behind the deckle hill layers and to the insert layers and attach using glossy accents.

Color the Deer and Complete the Scene

  • Cut the deer using white cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink over the whole deer body.
  • Apply darker shades of Vintage Photo ink to the antlers, ears and body,
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the deer bodies and attach to the tree frame.
  • Attach a few small birds to finish the scene. 

Come see how I made this Z fold birch and deer card.

I am happy that my idea to use the Birch Forest die worked out so well to create my Z fold birch and deer card. The birch trees hide more of the background scene than I figured but I still like seeing them through the trees.  Thanks so much for  coming by and I hope you have a great day. 

 
The Paper Cut: Easel Card Base
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Birch Forest Die Cut 5167-01D
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Tabbed Birch Trees Die Cut 5167-02D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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Fall Foliage 924
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3011 KKCS Outdoor Master
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Pumice Stone
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Squeezed…
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Shabby Shutters
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Peeled Paint
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Paper Edger Scissors-Deckle
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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