Saturday, September 29, 2012

IT's Halloween time!

How sad that the last time I posted was Father's Day!  We have had a very busy summer, and stamping and posting got put on the back burner.  Luckily for you I love Halloween cards, and want to share the fun with you! 
We made some great cards at our workshop, but the favorite was the Waterfall card.  Many of you wanted directions, so here is my attempt at putting a Waterfall card together. 

You will need to cut paper:
card base: 5 1/2 x 8
decorative paper: 4 x 5 1/4
neutral color for stamping: 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 (4)
colored card stock: 2 x 2 (4)
                           9 x 2 (1)
                           4 x 3/4 (1)
Attach the 4 x 3/4 piece to the front of the decorative paper using brads.  Do not glue this to the paper
because it needs to be loose behind for the card to work.

Layer the decorative piece to your card base.  This will hide the brad backs.
(I have pictures of two different cards- please don't let that throw you off.)

Next, stamp and color the images you want to waterfall.  I used the Googly Ghouls set.  Do not add any embellishments like glitter or googlie eyes until you get your card put together or they may smear.
Take the 9 x 2 piece and score at 2", 2 3/4", 3 1/2" and 4 1/4". Fold over at the 4 1/4" mark.
Now stick with me for this next part- it is important!
Put the unscored part of that strip under the piece that is held on with brads.
Line the top of that strip up with the bottom of the bradded piece and tape down.

See how the scored strip is held on with tape?  (The unscored end has been pulled out. )

Now take the cute images you stamped and attach the bottom one.  It will be glued on to the square section of the scored piece that should be taped down at this point.
Here Frank is taped down to his square on the scored piece.

Now put adhesive on the rectangular space right above the first square.  Do not put adhesive on the back of your stamped square or your waterfall wont work.

Keep going till all four of your stamped images are on the scored piece.  You should be able to pull the end of the scored piece that is under the bradded piece and your images will waterfall! Now, breath- you have finished the hard part!.
To finish this card, you need to punch a hole in the bottom piece that you just pulled and tie a little ribbon there so one will know to pull it.  Then you can embellish your images with Dazzling Details and googlie eyes!
                                                              Finished card! So cute!
Please know that I copied this card from another SU demonstrator, Dora Visky.  I changes a few things to make it my own.  There are directions for waterfall cards all over the internet, so if mine don't make sense, either ask me or Google it!
These cards can be made with any images- I have even seen them made with photos- now that I think about it- the Googly Ghouls could be my family!  That's me there on top with the green face!
Let me see the cards you make!