Waterfall Card

I have a Waterfall Card to share today.  To be honest, I had not made one of these in many years.  But I had a request for a class I was doing for a group of ladies.  They all loved it.  I hope you will as well.

 

Waterfall Cards are so much fun to play with.  However, there are several steps to getting them to work properly.  The first thing you need is stamps that all work together.  My preference has always been animal stamp sets.  Having the same type animal in different positions and expressions is perfect.  With that in mind, I chose the Way To Goat stamp set.  These goats are so adorable to play with and are wonderfully drawn by the Stampin’ Up! Artists.

 

Stamps and Paper

I chose the Way To Goat because of the adorable little goats.  I chose the DSP because of this pin stripe piece from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper.  Goats are not at all sophisticated, but the color worked perfectly with the gray outline and white cardstock.   But the more I looked at the card, the more I thought it was a perfect match!

The yellow was for a touch of contrast with all of the gray.  And it matches the flower the first goat you see is ready to eat.  The tip of the pull end was punched using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch .

Measurements and Instructions

This picture shows the fully extended Waterfall.  Click on the picture to get the PDF of instructions and more pictures.

 

 

This was my first time adding a PDF to the post.  It did not go as well as planned. I will improve before I add the next one!!!  If you have any questions, please contact me.

 

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Adventure

My card to share today is another one which has a cute little critter and a touch of whimsey.  It began with the Walk In The Woods stamp set.  After debating on how to showcase the stamps, I came up with a bit of fussy cutting and some DSP to create the scene.

 

 

The mushrooms and little hedgehog ( at least I think that is what he is?) seemed perfect for a watercolor look.  They are made almost like a pen and ink drawing, so a bit of watercolor goes well.  I used Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends along with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends for the mushrooms.  The hedgehog is colored all over with Light Crumb Cake Blend and highlighted with the Dark Crumb Cake.  For the finishing touch I colored the background , white area, with Pool Party Light Stampin’ Blend.

After fussy cutting the stamped images, I found the perfect piece of DSP in the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I love how the green fades from one shade of green to another to.  I added a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock as a layer on a Granny Apple Green card base.

The sentiment is from the stamp set.  Since I have the white edge of the fussy cutting, I simply stamped the sentiment and cut using the Classic Label Punch.  Can you believe this punch is retiring?  So sad!

This card is not for a high school graduation.  But I think it would be great for a elementary or middle school graduation.  It would work for anyone off on a new adventure.  And we all need that right now!!

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please come back on Monday for another new project!

 

 

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I Miss You

I have a monochromatic, sort of, card to share today.  There is only one different color used.  I have been in a bit of a whimsical card making mode the last few days.  This one I believe is adorable.  I hope you do as well!

 

 

There were no cute pups harmed in the making of this card!  LOL!!!  As soon as I saw the sentiment in this Hog Dog stamp set, I knew I wanted to “stretch” the cute pup.  I hope you all see this the same way I do.

I began by stamping the pup with Soft Suede Ink and coloring with both of the Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends.  I fussy cut around the pup leaving just a hair of a border.  The difficult part was cutting him in half.  To get the length I needed, I placed the stamp in the center of a strip of DSP and then layed the pup down on each side.  The sentiment is stamped using Cinnamon Cider Ink.

For the Stitched Rectangle, I used the third largest rectangle and cut the ends and bottom section.  I then moved the DSP piece up to the top as much as was needed and matched the end stitchings again.  It takes just a minute of close looking to get the stitches lined back up.  But it is well worth the trouble to get a stitched piece the size you need.

The card base is Coastal Cabana with a piece from the Playing With Pattern Designer Series Paper.  I added the darker Bermuda Bay border to break up the two similar colors.  The same is true for the focal layers.

For a finishing touch I added a collar to the pup with a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay and a stamped heart.  I had to trim both to appear to fit the pup.  The heart appears to be partially beneath his ear.  Or at least I hope it appears that way!  The balloon is in the stamp set along with the heart.  I fussy cut the ballon and added string from the Snail Mail Twine Combo.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my touch of whimsy.

Here are the measurements:

  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 card base
  • 5 1/4 X 4 border layer
  • 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 DSP
  • 4 1/2 X 2 1/4 focal border layer
  • Pup layer used 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die and just cut to fit.  Approximately, 4 3/8 X 2 1/8.

 

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Zany Birthday

I adore all of the cute animal stamps that Stampin’ Up! continues to create.  I suppose I am a kid at heart, but I always pick those stamps.  Sadly, it is that time of year with the catalog retiring.  And we are losing one of the energetic ones.  It is the Zany Zebras.  I had to share one more card with you using these cute critters!

 

Stampin' Up!, Zany Zebras, Forever Greenery, Stitched So Sweetly, Jackie Beers

I made a Double Z Fold card to show off these sweeties.  Here is an open view.

 

I paired the Zany Zebras with the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  This wild pattern seemed to pair perfectly with the frolicking zebras.  My background is Garden Green, followed by Soft Sea Foam.  The Soft Sea Foam matches the light parts of the DSP perfectly.  I love one set cards, and this is definitely one of those.  I used all but two of the stamps in the set on this card!

I stamped the zebras with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then highlighted the darker areas with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.  I decided the zebras would look best cut out, so I lightly fussy cut them with the wonderful Paper Snips.  I did not get into too much detail with my trimming.

The White panels are all cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I used the largest and the 3rd smallest ones.  The panels are not perfectly centered.  I tried to center them from the top and sides of each panel.  Since the Z strip is across the bottom I believe it was okay to move them up a bit.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Measurements:

  • 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
  • 1 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
  • Soft Sea Foam, cut 2 pieces measuring 2 1/2 X 4 and 1 piece 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP cut 2 pieces measuring 2 3/8 X 3 7/8, and 1 piece 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • For the strip: cut Soft Sea Foam 2 pieces of 2 1/2 X 3/4 and 1 piece 5 1/4 X 3/4
  • For the strip: cut DSP 2 pieces of 2 3/8 X 5/8 and 1 piece 5 1/8 X 5/8

 

 

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Welcom Spring

Today’s card is similar to one I did previously using the Springtime Joy stamp set.  This is such a sweet set that I have actually used it several times on cards not posted.  So today you get to see a second one with this set.

 

 

I love this adorable little lamb!  I kept all of the colors very soft.  The base card is Thick White cardstock and the stamping is done on a White cardstock piece cut 4 X 5 1/4 that is layered using Dimensionals.  I like the white on white look plus the depth it gives.

The lamb is stamped on a circle that I used Blending Brushes and a mask.  It is the 2″ circle from Layering Circles Dies.  The ink is Mint Macaron and kept pretty light.  The lamb is just highlighted with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I did use Just Jade and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends for the little flowers.  The butterfly is colored using the same blends and then fussy cut with my Paper Snips.  It has a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to give it a little elevation.

The sentiment is a strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock cut 3/4 X 4.  The little flower added is from the Confetti Flowers Punch.  I punched just a small strip, enough to get two flowers, and layered them together.  This flower and one on the lamb have an added Pearl for a highlight.

This card was a fun one to make and could be cased using any number of stamp sets.   If you didn’t want to using the Blending Brushes, you could simply cut a circle and stamp on it.

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Welcome Spring

The days are getting warmer and longer, and I LOVE it!!!  Today I have a card that shows my enthusiasm for the warmer Spring weather.

One of the old time sayings has something about “coming in like a lamb”.  I cannot remember if it is Spring though.  When I saw this stamp set, Springtime Joy,  I immediately thought of Spring and Easter.  Regardless, I think this little lamb is adorable!  I kept the lamb image very simple.  I stamped using Smoky Slate Ink on Basic White cardstock.  I colored the flower headband with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends.

The paper is from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  I love the softness and the flecks of color in the larger piece.  I layered the DSP onto a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.  The base of the card is Thick Basic White.  The ribbon wrapped around the card is Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon from the Annual Catalog.  Sometimes I get carried away with the newer catalogs and don’t use the other items.

To join all of the colors together I cut two banner pieces and cut one end of each using the Banner Pick A Punch.  To finish, I decided not to layer the lamb circle.  I simply added a few Stampin’ Dimensionals and let it overlap the banners a bit.  I did add some Basic Pearls to the flowers on the lamb.  I know it is a norm to only use an odd number of embellishments, but there were four flowers, so I added four pearls.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have the measurements just below.  Please stop by on Monday for another new project.

Measurements:

  • Card base of Thick Basic White is cut 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Smoky Slate cardstock cut to 4 X 5 1/4
  • Peony Garden DSP cut to 1 X 5 1/8 and 2 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Smoky Slate banner cut to 1 X 3 3/4, before punched banner
  • Basic White stamped banner cut to 1/2 X 3 1/2, before punched banner

 

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