I have a file on my desk of card ideas that I want to make someday. I was trying to figure out what could be my last card for my class. I kept looking through them, Pinterest, Facebook and other blogs. My eyes kept going back to the waterfall card. To me it looked difficult and I didn't want a really hard card to make. This class was going to be a little longer because of all the different types of fold cards. To get a better idea on how to make one of these types of cards I went on to Youtube to check out how hard is it really. Well, you have a number of them that you are sitting there going "huh?" Then I found this one and it was pretty easy, just took a little more time. Yeah! I found one we could make!
I wanted a fun, bright and cheerful card as it was almost spring. I used the stamp set Apple of My Eye because of all the different bright colors you could use. Here are the supplies we used to make the card:
Real Red Cardstock #102482
- 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- 1" x 4 1/4"
- 4 of 2" x 2"
- 2" x 9" score at 2", 2 3/4", 3 1/2" and 4 1/4"
Brights Designer Series Paper - Daffodil Delight #138434
- 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
- 4 at 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
On your four white pieces of paper you are going to stamp 4 different fruits. These are the ones that I used and in the order I used them from left to right.
You are going to put your designer series paper onto your real red cardstock. You will then put on your 1" x 4 1/4" strip of red paper on top of the DSP paper about 1/3 of the way up. you will only put adhesive on the very ends of this paper. It will temporarily hold your paper in place until you put the brads in.
Using either your paper piercing tool or the 1/8" hand held punch you will poke two holes on the end of the thin strip of real red paper. I only went in about an 1/4" from the edge and tried to center it on the paper. The type of brads I used were the Candy Dots Brad Bases.
I have to tell you a little trick I learned making this card. I went to get out my candy dots and noticed I was out of the daffodil delights. What was I going to use? I knew I wanted a bright yellow but where was I going to get two, let alone a lot more for my class. I started searching my craft room and found the It's My Party Enamel Dots in the Occasions Catalog. They fit perfect!!! Problem solved and now I found another use for the Enamel Dots.
You need to stamp your images next and adhere them to the 2" x 2" red squares.
To assemble the waterfall you will fold your score marks towards you starting with the score marks on the top. You will then adhere the the pear on top of the end of the paper and the first score mark. The 2" x 2" red square should cover this area completely. You then add the next square on the next score line, but ONLY PUT ADHESIVE ON THE VERY TOP, or it will not be able to move. Keep doing this with the next two squares of the apple and then lemon/cherry square. You should be able to hold onto the pear and move the bottom of the red piece of paper up and down and they should move, Here is a picture of what it looks like from the side.
You will then insert the back part (the longest section on the red paper) between you DSP and your red band. Figure out where the center of your card is and punch out a half of a circle using the 1 1/4" circle punch. You need this step so you will be able to grasp the paper to pull it down. I then punch a little hold in the bottom of the red piece to add a ribbon so you have something to hold onto to pull it down and push it up.
You will need to figure out exactly where you want it to sit on your card (if you look at my first picture you will see the bottom of it is about up 1/4" on the DSP paper. You need to put tear and tape adhesive behind the pear on the bottom edge of the red ban. Then attach the section behind the pear to the ban. If you keep you back piece of the waterfall about 1/4" up the DSP it will lay perfectly.
Here is another picture to show you what it looks like with the pear attached and the red paper pulled all the way down. You will also see where I stamped the image.
You just made a waterfall card!!! I know this would have been easier to do a video on this card, but I haven't even tried that yet. I am hoping to get into making videos sometime this year. That is one of my goals for 2016. Wish me luck!
Once you make one of these cards, you will see how easy it is to make. If you need to watch a video to better understand how I made this card I used Dawn's Stamping Thoughts video.
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