Friday, October 20, 2017

October A Year of Card Techniques Waterfall Blog Hop

Welcome to the

 Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
There’s just something about interactive cards!  And Waterfall Cards are among the best interactive card techniques.  They look intricate, though, so we’ll let you in on any hints we uncover along the way.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one for yourself.
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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 29, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.  If you would prefer to be notified if you win, please leave your email address in the comments and someone will contact you.  The winner will have until November 16, 2017, to claim their prize.
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Now on to my waterfall card that I made for you today. I must say I struggled with this technique, but after following this tutorial and pausing as I made the card it was easy to make! I decided to stick with a fall theme since I made some Memorydex cards for a swap. One of the cards was fall themed. We were given a theme of Free Choice. Anyway, back to the details of my card. Oh, first of all, the tutorial I used is: Simple Sunday's Waterfall Card. She is very easy to follow. My card base is Recollections Strawberry Cream 8.5" x 11" paper pack that I trimmed down to A2 (4.25" x 5.5") card size. The mechanism of the waterfall that you pull with the ribbon is also from the same paper. The orange squares are from Colorbok Textured 12" x 12" Cardstock paper pad. My dimensions are off just a little, but that's what makes it unique! The top 2 stamps are from Inkadinkado Autumn Foliage Clear Stamp Set. The Enjoy stamp with the leaves falling towards it is from Stampin' Up Gently Falling. Cayla- the Stampin' Up demonstrator I linked to- actually gave me the stamp when I met her in Flagstaff, AZ in September. The pumpkin stamp I'm not sure of the manufacturer- it's not on the stamp anywhere, I bought that from a girl here in New Bern. It may be from Stampin' Up since the label on the stamp is creased a little, but that's speculation. I used Versa Fine Onyx Black pigment ink on all 4 stamps. I used Scor-tape at the top of each orange square and permanent adhesive for the rest of the card. The gold paper behind the waterfall is from Jolee's Boutique Fall 8" x 8" paper pad. The ribbon to pull the waterfall out is Celebrate It Easter Decorative Trim found at Michaels. The ephemera- leaves on each corner and the tree under the waterfall- is from an autumn pocket letter swap that an online friend made me out of DCWV Autumn Splendor stack. I really dug through my stash for this card!

a close-up of the mechanism/waterfall pulled out
 a close-up of the Stampin' Up Enjoy stamp

I'm the last stop on the hop. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
I just recently attended my first Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Mesa, AZ, in September thanks to Kim- I won 2 free admission vouchers from her blog. I found out that once I got there the vouchers never expire and that once you sign up for workshops admission to the Expo is free. I learned a lot at the Expo and one thing I learned is that Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy  is the best way to clean your stamps. You just soak it with water and wring it out a little and the ink absorbs in the shammy.  I admit it doesn't remove all ink, but it removes most of it.
I will be posting for Growing in Unity with Unity Stamp Company the week of November 6 and would love for you to stop by my blog that week. I've got to get working on projects for that soon. Have a great Halloween! :)
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Debbie Bonczek said...

Love your fall image. And you're not lone. I struggled at first. I had to really take my time, an in the end had success. Great hopping with you.

Katydid Cards said...

This is a great card! I see you mastered the technique beautifully. I will definitely try to visit you on Unity. Now I just have to remember!

Denise S. said...

This is cute. The technique does get easier. I made 14 one year as birthday cards for my family and it became a lot quicker.

Denise S. said...

Amanda, I missed seeing that you are going to be a GIU girl the week of November 6. I will certainly visit each day and I am scheduled the week after that for GIU. Now all I have to do is get my blog set up, now that I have a little time. I am excited.

Wilma said...

Such a sweet card - thanks so much for sharing.

stamp-color-and create said...

Great job, Amanda. Your card is lovely! Thanks so much for participating.

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lorby said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing it.

Kim Lippincott said...

Great card Amanda!

Sharon said...

What a great idea! I never thought of using a waterfall for a card. I can see using it in the future.

Stampin-Jodie Creations said...

Lovely cards!!! Smiles!!!

Ronda's Paper Creations said...

Great cards!

Claudia Henderson said...

A beautiful card Amanda and I am glad it worked out for you. I know how things sometimes are not willing to do what you want them to do. If I try a new technique I usually use some scrap paper or old paper and make a "prototype" just to see how it works and what to look out for that can go wrong ;-) Great hopping with you

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