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.
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