How to Create a Waterfall Card

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Today’s tutorial is dedicated to Hayden who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and since it’s her birthday the public is encouraged to send her a birthday card.  Her birthday is on February 23rd, so I immediately made this card up to get there on time.  If you would like to send a card (even if it’s late that’s okay), you can send it to:

Cards For Hayden
c/o 99.1 CKXS
520 James Street
Wallaceburg, ON
N8A 2N9 Canada

For more information, and a photo, of Hayden please read this article.

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1- Standard card 5 ½” x 4 ¼” (from a 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of white cardstock)
1- 1” x 4 ¼ “ Brad Strip (pink)
1- 5 ½” x 4 ¼” Layering Piece (purple)
1- 5 ¼” x 4” Layering Piece (Patterned Paper)
1- 1 ¾” x 8 ½” Waterfall Strip (pink)
3- 2¼” x 2 ¼” Squares (pink)
3- 2″ x 2″ Squares (White)
1- Tab (pink)

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Layer your designer paper onto your 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch cardstock

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Adhere your card front to your A2 card, and mat your images onto the 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ cardstock

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Score the waterfall strip at 1 ¾, 2 ¾, and 3 ¾. There will be an area of 4 ¾ remaining

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On your unscored portion of your tab, decorate and or stamp as desired.

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Turn your tab strip over and adhere your first image just a little to the right of the score line.  If you put it right on the score line, the waterfall will not be as effective.

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Add your second image just to the right of the score line

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Add your third image just to the right of the score line

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Add your tab at the end of your strip as shown.

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Slip the strip under the cardstock piece held by brads as shown above.  Add red line tape, or a very bondable tape/glue to the edge of your strip.

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Place your tape at the right hand side of the vertical strip of cardstock and press firmly.

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TIPS FOR SUCCESS
1. Use high quality cardstock to maintain the shape of your card.
2. Mount your images onto waterfall strip with sticky tabs, and once you are certain that your card placement is correct, take the images off and adhere more securely with a tough bondable adhesive such as glue dots or double sided tape.
3. If you don’t have a tab punch, add an eyelit to the end of your waterfall strip, and place ribbon or fibre through the eyelit which will allow you to pull out the waterfall strip.

Your waterfall card is now complete.

Supplies:

Stampn’ Up! Zoofari images

Technique Junkies Groovy Love Upper (alphabet)

Designer Paper:  doodlebug design inc.

Brads:  Prima

Cardstock:  Paper-Garden.ca

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Posted on : Jan 19 2017
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4 People have left comments on this post

Jan 19, 2017 - 07:01:09
Heidi said:

This is adorable! I love how you stamped her name so that it is sortof a surprise when you pull the tab! I have never tried one of these cards. Tfs!

Jan 20, 2017 - 10:01:38
Patti J. said:

These take some thinking, but are such a fun card to make and send! Repeat Impressions has several waterfall sets….I own one, but never think to get it out and use it. Thanks for reminding me to do so! Adorable card, dear girl!!! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Jan 20, 2017 - 08:01:34

So cool! I love this and it is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Jan 22, 2017 - 05:01:48
pam said:

Fantastic waterfall card Beth, long time since I made one! love these cute images and colors used.
Pam x


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