Monday, October 24, 2011

Waterfall Card

I made this card eons ago with every intention of blogging the tutorial that very week, but alas! Have a little compassion on me though - I have a VERY busy little boy to keep up with and just became a new mom again at the end of August. Meet my 2 cuties:
They are both sleeping now - and will hopefully stay that way while I make this post!

And now, on to the card! Here it is in all it's finished glory.
The first step in creating this fun card is to create your background on the card base. You can simply use a patterned paper or you can do some random stamping like I did here.
Next cut a strip of cardstock and attatch it AT THE ENDS ONLY. I used eyelets but you could also use brads or just some good strong adhesive. See how the middle of the strip is not adhered to the card base?
There will be 4 squares to stamp your images on. If you want them matted cut the mats to be 2"x2" and the centres 1 7/8"x 1 7/8". Stamp your images and adhere to the mats.
Cut a strip of cardstock 9"x2" and score at 2", 2¾", 3 ½", and 4 ¼" and fold along the score lines. Stamp a sentiment about 1/3 of the way up the long side. Slip the long side through the attached strip and add an eyelet near the bottom so you can add the pull cord later.
 Adhere the short side to the front of the attached strip, lining up the bottom edges.
Run a line of glue across THE TOP ONLY of each of the 4 squares and adhere them under each score line.
Add whatever type of pull cord you like through the eyelet, give it a pull and watch the magic! Oooo....Aaaaah...!
Interactive cards are fun to make and fun to receive so give one of these waterfall cards a try :o)