The card sample this week is a fun classic design, a waterfall card. We'll be using an abundance of flowers so the end result is layer upon layer richness! If you haven't already used the Whipple Tree Peg Stamp Set, then you're in for a real treat. My favorite stamp in the set is the Tiny Sprig which is featured below in the round medallion upon which the Jumbo Butterfly is resting.
Stamps Used in This Project -
Tools & Supplies Used in This Project -
- Pencil and Eraser
- Paper Folder
- Double-sided Foam Tape
- 1-inch Round Paper Punch
- Plant Material (I used a sprig of tall grass)
Papers Used in This Project -
- Blank Card Base - 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches (13.97cm x 21.59cm), folded to A2 size
- White Card Stock - 5 inches by 12 inches (12.70cm x 30.48cm)
- White Card Stock - 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches (10.79cm x 13.97cm)
- White Card Stock Scrap
Inks Used in This Project - (VersaColorTM Pigment Inks)
Embellishments Used in This Project -
- Broad Gold Paint Pen
- Sakura GlazeTM Pens - Pink, Yellow, & Black
- Sakura Gelly RollTM Pen - Stardust
- Glitter Glue - Diamond
Instructions for Making the Card -
1. Take the long piece of white card stock and draw a wavy line from the top left corner to the top right corner (you'll use this as a stamping guide). Then take the stalk of plant material and cover one side of the greenery with green tea ink. Place it over the long paper and use a brayer to rub the ink onto the paper. Repeat as necessary, on both sides of the paper.
2. Score the card at three-inch intervals so you end up with four panels. Fold them in a zigzag fashion. Note which sections will show when folded and stamp those sections. Stamp, using the instructions from the package, along with two extra inks; I used split pea ink for some extra leaves and I used green tea for for some of the sprigs. Cut out around the outer edge of the stamped area, on each panel. Use the Gelly RollTM pen along the edges of the cut-outs, to make each layer stand out.
3. Add a butterfly to the front flap of the waterfall. You'll use a scrap of paper and the yellow GlazeTM pen to color in the butterfly and the sprig stamp to make a border for the butterfly to sit upon.
4. Use a gold paint pen around the edges of the 4.25-inch by 5.5-inch paper, then glue the waterfall fold-out to to it. Tie a ribbon around the resulting ensemble and glue it to the card base. Untie the ribbon to show off the beautiful waterfall card!
I hope you enjoyed this week's card sample. Waterfall cards are a pleasure to make and to give to friends and family. They look pretty spectacular, too!
Join us in a couple of weeks for another colorful card sample. In the meantime, Happy Stamping from Rubber Stamp Tapestry!
Renee Lewis, Contributing Writer