Welcome to the Stamping With Friends blog hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that hop twice a month to bring you inspiration to try new techniques and products. The theme of today’s hop is Waterfall Cards.
I have to admit that I had always been intimidated by waterfall cards. I thought they would be difficult to make and far too time consuming. Well, I was wrong on both counts. They are not difficult at all and do not require more time than any other fancy fold.
I have used a gold piece of patterned paper from the Shining Brightly paper pack that will be available on September 6, 2023 in our new September- December 2023 Mini Catalog. This paper is gorgeous. My images and sentiments come from the Color & Contour, Country Bouquet and Quiet Meadow stamp sets.
Are you wondering about the gold ink? It is one of the new In Colors- Wild Wheat. I think it’s “wild” that it passes for gold when paired with gold foil paper.
INstructions for Wedding Waterfall Card
- Cut a Thick Very Vanilla card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish.
- Cut your patterned paper 3 3/4″ x 5″ and adhere to a piece of gold foil cut 4″ x 5 1/4″. Use Tear & Tape or Seal+ for extra strength. (Avoid liquid or Tombow Glue as it will make a mess on the foil.)
- Adhere both panels to the card base using Tear & Tape.
- Cut a 3/4″ x 4″ piece of gold foil paper and adhere just the outer 1/2″ of each side (with Tear & Tape) to the card front- about 7/8″ from the bottom of the card base.
- On a 2″ x 9″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla, score at the following measurements: 2″, 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish.
- Cut 4 squares of Very Vanilla card stock at 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″. Stamp your images using Wild Wheat ink.
- Adhere the stamped squares to 4 pieces of gold foil cut at 2″ x 2″. Again, use Tear & Tape.
- Use the Very Best Trio punch to “tagify” the end of the scored Very Vanilla strip that is furthest from the score lines. Also punch the ribbon hole in the center of that same end.
- Add gold twine or ribbon to the tagged end.
- Fold the strip on the 4 1/4″ score line. Add Tear & Tape to the 2″ section on the end and attatch the first matted square.
- Add Tear & Tape to the next section (3/4″ wide) and attach the next square. Continue with 2 more squares.
- Slide the ribboned end of the strip under the gold strip on the card front.
- Fold the strip so all four squares are flat and position it so the bottom most square is even with the lower edge of the gold strip.
- Put Tear & Tape on the gold strip only where it will be covered by the square and adhere the square in place.
- Add two gold “dots” to the gold strip.
- Pull your ribbon and make sure your waterfall moves freely.
- Use Wild Wheat ink to stamp a flower in the lower left corner of the inside of the card base.
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Here is a replay of my Youtube Live where I created this same card. You can watch to see exactly how the waterfall mechanism is created.
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