Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Can You Say Waterfall?

I've been wanting to make a waterfall card for a while now, but just never seemed to get around to doing it. Well, a challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments was the motivation I needed. Their challenge this week is to create a card using a fancy fold technique.

Splitcoast Stampers has the perfect tutorial for making this card.

Stamps: A Flower for all Seasons and Elements of Style
Paper: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Stampin' Write Markers: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Green Garden Certainly Celery and Basic Grey
Embellishments: Eyelets, Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Accessories: SNAIL, Blender Pen, Stampin' Up! Crop-a-Dile, Clear Mount Block B, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack

I won't go through step-by-step on how to make the card since the tutorial is available on the Splitcoast Stampers website (follow link above). So, I really only have 1 tip to give. Some of the colors I used will not have the ink pads available until July 1st (Canada Day, eh!) so I had to use my Stampin' Write markers to color the images. There are many ways to do this with a Blender Pen; one way is to hold the tip of the Blender Pen to the tip of the Stampin' Write Marker so the Blender Pen can soak up some of the ink. Or, you can do what I did, and that was to use a couple different colors on the Clear Mount Block B (you can use any size obviously) with the Stampin' Write Marker and then dip your Blender Pen into whatever color you want to use. You still need to clean your Blender Pen on a piece of scrap paper in between colors, but it still makes changing colors a little easier.

Here's a couple more pictures of the waterfall card from different angles.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Andrea said...

Your card turned out great. What a great tip to use the clear blocks with the markers....I'll have to remember that one.
Thanks for sharing.

stampinbygenny said...

Thanks for the tip on using the clear blocks. Your card is so cheerful and you found a clever way of using the stamp set. Love it. Thanks for Playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments. We hope you come visit us again next week.

Shari Winterstein said...

Great job on this waterfall card. They are so impressive! Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Shannon said...

Tammy, this is a great card. So glad you were able to check off a "to do" on your list. Great tips too! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

Beautiful card...i love the waterfall cards....and thanks for the great tip!

SherriC. said...

I LOVE this Tammy, I too have been wanting to do a waterfall card, I think I may need to try one, TFS!!!

Kath said...

Great Waterfall card! TFS

Diane said...

Hi Tammy. Love your waterfall card. Lots of color and eye candy :o) Great job!

Diane said...

Thanks for stopping by Pittypat Paperie and becoming a follower. I am your newest follower as well Ü

thescrapmaster said...

I found you on Stampin' Connection on the follow list. Thanks for the follow. I am now following you :)


Alex said...

Gorgeous waterfall card Tammy!! I love it!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jennifer Thomas said...

Tag you're it...following your blog now...here is mine:


Erin Gonzales said...

I LOVE this technique!! I did this type of card for a class once. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! THanks so much for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Lori said...

Very nice waterfall card! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you, too!

TrishG said...

Well done! Love the waterfall card. I haven't done one in such a long time cause there're so much work!

Love your images - well colored! and your background!