Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Waterfall Tutorial

Lately, we've had some questions about how to make a waterfall card from the CD-ROM content... so we asked Stephanie Severin (our CD-ROM Specialist) to put together a tutorial for us.  
Several of the
 Crafter's Companion CD-ROMs have Waterfall Card templates, including Makey Bakey Everyday CD-ROM.  The first step is to print out the 3-page card design.
Next, cut-out all of the pieces.
Scored the card base using my Ultimate Tool, and then score the waterfall card piece along the score lines.

Attached the tab of the waterfall to the polka dot panel using two eyelets and then attached the panel to the card front (so you don't see the eyelets on the inside of the card).  
Punch a circle from the extra blue panel and attached to the end of the panel and then use a larger eyelet to add a ribbon pull (Note from Stephanie: I later realized that the curve of the circle was a bit too long and got caught as it tried to slide under the panel, so I trimmed it straight).
Use strong adhesive to attach the picture you want on the  bottom to the square panel.   It might be easier to apply the adhesive on each of the little rectangles of the base and then attach the rest of the squares (positioned this direction, only the left half of each square is attached).
After all were attached, cut another piece from the extra blue panel and attached it on the inside strip to stamp a sentiment (Friends and Family stamp set used on the example).  This will be visible when the waterfall is open.
See how the panels move when you pull out the sentiment tag.
Here's a picture of the finished card design.
And here is the waterfall moving.
And all the way open.
Hope this helps encourage you to give this fun card design a try.  Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for more sneak peeks, inspirations, and news!


grammypat said...

What a neat card-- love the waterfall

Adriana Ortiz said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial,I love it !!
Regards from Canada.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Cathy said...

Your waterfall card is very pretty.