Friday, 30 September 2011

HOW TO - Waterfall Card

Today, I made a waterfall card, my very first try at this technique - took some pics while doing, so why don't you try it out yourself?!

Heute habe ich eine Wasserfall-Karte gemacht, mein erster Versuch bei dieser Technik - ich hab auch gleich ein paar Fotos gemacht, also warum probiert ihr nicht selbst auch mal eine zu machen?!

Challenge Entry for:

Take Time for You - "Waterfall-Card"
Stempelsonne - "Der Herbst ist da"
Crafts 4 Eternity - "Anything Goes"
Totally Papercrafts - "Autumn"
Fussy and Fancy - "Try a new Technique"
Simon says Stamp - "Anything goes"

And this is what you'll need:

1 piece 6,5x23,7 cm (green), 1 piece 10,5x15cm (green), 4 pieces 6x8cm (green)
1 piece 11,5x16cm (chili), 4 pieces 6,5x8,5cm (chili), 2 pieces 1x10,5cm (chili) - or 1 if you like
4 pieces 4,5x7cm (white) - I used white cardstock just for decoration, you might skip those

The trees are from the SU! StampSet "Lovely as a Tree" - I colored the stamp with Write Markers from SU! and just covered those trees with color which I would need for each panel...

Score the 6,5x23,7cm piece at 5cm, 6,5cm, 8cm and 9,5cm - fold like shown:

This is how you layer the 4 pieces of each cardstock:

I stamped the 10,5x15cm green cardstock as my background but you could stick some designpaper onto if you prefer, plus I added one of the 1x10,5cm stripes - just pust sticky strip at the outer corners or adhere with brads 'cause you want to leave the middle part without glue in order to slide the 6,5x23,7cm piece trough...

Then slide the "tongue" through the holder and put sticky strip on one end as shown.

Adhere the second 1x10,5cm piece onto the tongue and again, just using sticky strip or brads on the outer corners, adhere to the base as shown (approx. at 5cm from the bottom up).

Then it's about to prepare for the waterfall.

From bottom up adhere sticky strip as shown:

below the scoreline above, below scoreline above, ABOVE scoreline BELOW (I made a mistake in this picture, corrected it afterwards), last one below scoreline above...

Then adhere the decorated panels - starting with the lowest...

3rd one following...

second one...

last (which is actually the first one)...

I added a little piece of cardstock that one has to pull in order to "activate" the waterfall - you could add a sentinent or another picture on the lower part of the tongue that will just show when pulled...

And this is my finished card - wuhuuu =)

Hugs, Elisa


pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great tutorial. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Dreja said...

Eine ganz tolle Karte! Super!
Vielen Dank für den kleinen WS dazu und für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Seija said...

Klasse diese Treppenkarte, danke dir auch für den tollen Workshop, die Karte ist wirklich super .. und noch mal danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge ;)
Lg Michi

Guylaine said...

lovely card and thanks for the tutorial!

very cute card
lovely scene you've created
thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy fridays

Bengelmama said...

Ein wunderschönes Kärtchen.

Danke das du bei der Stempelsonnenchallenge mitgemacht hast.


Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Bastelfalter von Beckburgia said...

Eine super schöne Karte, vielen Dank für deine Anleitung, klasse!
Danke fürs Mitmachen bei der Stempelsonnen-Challenge.
Viele Grüße