Technique Tuesday – Waterfall Card!!!

Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and this one is super fun!!! It is a great way to show off Designer Series Paper or have a greeting slowly reveal itself. Check this out!!!

Waterfall Card,

 Look at all of these color and amazing look!!! The magic happens when you pull the ribbon tab at the bottom – each square moves up and flips over to reveal the one below it. Then a message pops out as well – “Just as sweet as can be”! This style of card is called a Waterfall Card!!! Let’s get started!

You will need the following pieces:

  • Three 2″ x 2″ Squares – I used Watermelon Wonder Peekaboo Peach, and Daffodil Delight.
  • Three 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ Designer Series Paper (or Whisper White to stamp on) – I used the Fruit Stand Paper.
  • 1-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake, scored at 1-3/4″, 2-3/4″ and 3-3/4″ for the waterfall base
  • 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Dapper Denim to go across the card and hold your waterfall in place
  • 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Dapper Denim card base
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper for background. I used the Fruit Stand Paper.

Okay now we are ready to get started assembling. If you prefer to stamp and image or greeting on each of the squares, you will want to do that first. If you are using Designer Series Paper like I did above, let’s get started! Adhere each of the 1-3/4″ Squares to the 2″ Solid Cardstock Squares. Now you will take the strip of Crumb Cake and fold on each of the score lines. You will see there are 3 rectangles created with the score lines. You will add adhesive to each of the rectangles. Then starting at the end (last rectangle), place one of the squares centered side to side and covering the entire rectangle. Continue to do this with the other 2 squares as well. Your waterfall will have each of the squares on the front with a long piece going down the back. Underneath the squares will be where you will want to stamp a greeting if you wish! I stamped a greeting from the Sweet Stack Stamp Set. You will also want to add your ribbon for the pull tab. You can punch a hole with the 1/8″ Handheld Punch or you can always staple a piece of ribbon folded in half! I used the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon. Now your waterfall is complete. Fold your card base in half and adhere the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper to the front (4″ x 5-1/4″). Now to assemble your waterfall to your card. You will adhere the end (end with the Fruit Stand Square on it to the center of the Dapper Denim (1″ x 4-1/4″) and allow the other end of the Crumb Cake (end with the ribbon) to go behind the Dapper Denim. Now you will add adhesive to the either end of the Dapper Denim cardstock and adhere to your card. Make sure to use a strong adhesive like Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape since people will be tugging at the waterfall and you don’t want it to pop off. Also, make sure you only add the adhesive to the outer edges and not in the middle or your waterfall won’t……fall! I added some Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes to either side for a little texture!

Collage of Waterfall Card, Don’t worry if you are completely lost on how I created this card because I did a Video Tutorial so you can see the magic and how it all comes together. You can check that out here or click below! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!

Happy Stampin’


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