The Baby Pull Toys stamp set was the perfect design for a horizontal waterfall card. Who doesn’t want to pull along those baby animal toy carts and watch them flip over???
Have you made a waterfall card before? When you pull the tab, the panels the front panel slides over an under, showing you the full piece underneath. This is thanks to a clever set of score lines & folds. The slider panel is 2-3/4” wide x 9” long and scored at 1-3/4”, 2-1/2”, 3-1/4” and 4”. The Delightful Tag Topper Punch is punched from the other end to the scoring.
Each of the animal images is stamped in classic ink and then highlights added with coordinating Stampin’ Blends.
Once the animals have all flipped through, the card rests in a fully open position with a sentiment from the stamp set (in coordinating colours) and a panel to write your message on.
The background for the card was made using more stamps from the set – the trio of stars. Just like the animals, I’ve added coordinating colour using Stampin’ Blends – Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Mango Melody and Light Bermuda Bay.
The colours for this card are Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee and Bermuda Bay. I also made a pink option by changing out the Bermuda Bay for Rococo Rose.
If you haven’t made a waterfall card, I hope I have inspired you to try one. The measurements are as follows:
– Base: 5-7/8” x 4-1/8” (a quarter sheet of A4 cardstock)
– Card Mat (colour): 5-1/2” x 3-3/4”
– Card Mat (white): 5-3/8” x 3-5/8”
– Slider: 2-3/4” x 9”
– Crossbar: 1″ x 4-1/8″
– Animal mat (colour): 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”
– Animal mat (white): 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
– Sentiment strip: 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
– Writing panel (colour): 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″
– Writing panel (white): 2-3/8″ x 3-3/4″
If you search for waterfall cards on you tube there are some great instructional videos showing you how to attach the slider mechanism in place.
I started the background for this card and although I loved it, it wasn’t quite right for how I wanted this card to end up. Not to worry though – I have a fun way to use that piece, which I will share with you on Friday for our Paper Adventures Team Hop. See you then!