Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Waterfalls and Butterflies

Hi everyone, its my turn over at She's A Sassy Lady this month and here's what I'm sharing with you.

I have decided to do a waterfall card, I have been meaning to do one of these ever since I started back into card making earlier in the year.



You will need to start off with an 8.5" by 11" piece of card stock.  Cut this in half, along the long edge, so that you end up with a piece measuring 8.5" by 5.5" and when folded a 5.5" by 4.25" card base.

My first two layers are cut at 5 3/8" by 4 1/8" and 5 2/8" by 4".  You can go ahead and stick these two layers together, do not stick them to you card base yet!

I stamped my four images (from a Recollections stamps set) onto four pieces of white card stock.  Each piece measuring 1 7/8" square.  I used blue ink to stamp the images and ink the edges of all the pieces of card.  Then I backed each of the images with a 2" square, in my yellow card stock.



Now we are going to form the waterfall element of the card.

You will need a piece of card stock 8.5" by 2".  You will score the this piece at the 1.75", 2.5", 3.25" and 4" marks.  (I used yellow for the card)



Before we assemble this next part, you will also need a piece of card stock to use as a band to hold the waterfall in place.  This is to measure 4" by 1".

In order to get the placement of your waterfall band correct, place your waterfall card stock on your card, note the long end when folded (from the 4" fold mark - place this at the top of your top layer) is on the bottom under the band and the shorter at the front of the band.  Lets secure the band with brads, before we continue.


(The base of my band was approximately 1.5" from the bottom.)


Slot the long side of your waterfall behind the band, you only need to secure the front of the waterfall to the front of the band.  Like so.



Next you now need to secure all your images to the folded edges.  Place the images, just under the score marks - this with let your waterfall move easier. Please note after positioning your first image, the rest of the images only need be secured with a little glue.


Now you can add the remaining images, remember secure them just below the the score line.


Now we need to add a little ribbon to the back of the waterfall feature, I used an eyelet to give a little extra strength and then added a little piece of rainbow ribbon.


Now you can secure this to your card base, and we are done.


You can pull the waterfall down using the ribbon.




I also decorated the inside of my card - I really do need to get used to doing this every time, it really finishes the card off.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and were able to follow it:-)

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge #113: Anything Goes (closes 19 Oct)

Eclectic Ellapu - Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 20 Oct)

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #5: Anything Goes (closes 26 Oct)

Joyful Stamper - Inspire me Fridays Linky Party #111: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

48 comments:

  1. Very pretty card! Thanks for the great tutorial, I'd like to make this style card sometime.

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  2. Karon, this is such a beautiful card....
    I have never made one like this and it is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

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  3. Fabulous, card Karon, I just love it and all the detailed instructions. Sorry I haven't been by in so long and I've missed so many of your wonderful creations. Thank you for sharing your talents.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa - thanks so much. Hope you are back and hope to see more of your fab talent too:-)

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  4. beautiful card Karon! wonderful waterfall design, thank you for sharing your tutorial! you make it look so easy, I'll have to try it!
    hugs & blessings!

    Thank you too for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays!!! :)

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  5. Very pretty Karon! I've seen it on you-tube but never once tried it yet...
    Thanks for the inspiration~ Enjoy your wonderful day!

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    1. Give it a go Shirl - its really straight forward:-)

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  6. How amazing is this card! I love the original feel to it and THE COLORS are wonderful!

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  7. Brilliant clear tutorial and a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

    Andria - Eclectic Ellapu DT (purples)

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    1. Thanks so much and for taking the time to stop by.

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  8. Nice work, Karon. A nifty trick I can see me using on one of my neices/nephews cards this year. Thanks for the clear tutorial.

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  9. A gorgeous card,love the design.Thanks for the tutorial.xxx

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  10. Your waterfall card is so gorgeous, Karon!! I love the stamps you used!! So beautiful :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. LOVELY! Such pretty images, colors and papers. This is a fabulous card!

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  12. This is BEAUTIFUL Karon!!! I have wanted to try this type of card.. I just haven't figured out what to use! I LOVE your design.. Its beautiful! Now you have supplied me with some awesome directions too!! Woot!! I hope you are feeling better!!

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    1. Thanks so much Susan - still feeling off colour but will get there!

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  13. Such a pretty card Karon! This type of card has been on my list to make for a while ... I'll get there one day. Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa - your new craft room is awesome by the way:-)

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  14. Very pretty card. Waterfall cards are my favorite along with never ending card.Yours turned so cute. TFS

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    1. Thanks Pam, I have yet to try one of those never ending ones, will have to give it a go.

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  15. I love your card! I haven't tried this kind of card yet but will give it a try with your great tutorial. TFS.
    Hugs D-
    dmcardmaker

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    1. Thanks so much D - let me now how you get on following the tutorial:-)

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  16. Karon,
    Love, love, love this card!

    Susie

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  17. Stunning! I love the design, colours and images. Thank you for joining us at 2 sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

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    1. Thanks for taking time to stop by.

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  18. Beautiful design, Karon. Your stamping is so clean. Really pretty.

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  19. Beautiful card Karon :) I've never done one either but this one has inspired me to try - thanks so much for sharing this with us at Ecletic Ellapu !

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  20. What a lovely card. So beautiful. I like the softness of colors and appreciate your details. Also love the CAS style design like Clear Cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. fab card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

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    1. Hi thanks for taking time to leave a comment.

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  22. Love the waterfall card. Thanks for the tutorial you did a wonderful job on your card. They are a lot of fun to make.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  23. I have not seen one of these, very clever. Thanks for sharing all the details. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good luck! Sandy :)

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