Monday, 18 June 2012

A Waterfall Memo - Craft Your Passion Challenge #115

Wow, time flies!  Its already my third week guest designing with Craft Your Passion Challenges.  This week the challenge is Flips and Folds.  I immediately thought of a waterfall card.

These cards are really fun, and they look a lot more difficult than they actually are, but with that said its probably been years since I last made one and I had to Google the directions.  I found a helpful tutorial so rather than re-inventing the wheel you can find the tutorial I used here.

Before deciding on papers I chose the stamps to use.  Lucky for me, the sponsor of this week's challenge is Tiddly Inks and on their site I found the stamp set called "Type Me some Flower Wishes".  So cute!  I thought that Lily Bee Designs Memorandum paper set would work well with these images so I chose a few sheets,  then chose various shades of cardstock to coordinate.

I started with a sand coloured base sized at 5.5" by 4.25".  I chose a lighter shade of blue to use as the background, and black to mat the piece.  I dry embossed the blue sheet with my Cuttlebug, then used  the same shades to mat the squares of patterned paper I had cut to size.  Once everything was cut and inked I adhered everything according to the directions.

At this point I sized and printed the images I wanted to use, cut them out, and inked the edges to coordinate with the papers. I adhered them on the squares, and I punched two holes at the bottom of the long strip.  Some black hemp twine was tied through the holes to make a pull.  Lastly I added some rhinestones, and some Basic Grey typewriter key embellishments that I thought worked perfectly.

The typewriter keys were originally paper clips, but I couldn't make them work as they were.  Since I have a pair of Tim Holtz Tonic scissors I thought I would try to snip the clips off and it worked - the scissors cut through the thin metal almost like butter! 

Waterfall cards are so fun to make and fun to receive.  While there are quite a few steps you must follow in order to make the card work, it is definitely worth it to send a loved one such an impressive card.  Now I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!  :)

I used the following products for this card:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Basic Black.  Lily Bee Design Memorandum 6x6 Tiny Tablet.

Digital Stamps:  Tiddy Inks Type Me Some Flowery Images.

Ink:  Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Lipstick Red, Charcoal.

Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Basic Grey Decorative paper Clips, Recollections mini brads, black hemp twine from stash.

Adhesives:  Stampin' Up! Sticky Strip, Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive runner, Zots.

Other Tools:  Paper trimmer, scissors, Tim Holtz Tonic scissors, bone folder, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder Seeing Spots.

I am entering into the following challenges:
  1. The Pretty Little Ribbon - Lots of Layers
  2. The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
  3. Speedy Fox - Vintage


Pat Garvin said...

Great looking card. OOOOOOOOH was my first impression. Great colors. also. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Teresa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Cathy, thanks for sharing it with us at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge. Teresa xx

Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful blue waterfall card!!!! Just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Lena said...

This is amazing! I love the waterfall and the colors!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends

Tracey Manderson said...

wow this is great. I really do need to try one of these!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Good luck, and hope you'll join us again.

Debs said...

Gorgeous waterfall card, love your image and the colour scheme is great.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Dana said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love the papers and colors you chose and all of the detail.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great card. Love all the elements. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV or Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulous card with such great papers and colours! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, Ira x

Janis said...

I absolutely love this! P.S. Look for an email from me shortly. :) Janis

Cathy Clouston said...