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Friday, March 18, 2016

An Easter Waterfall!

I know the Waterfall technique was introduced as a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers way back in 2007, so it is definitely not a new technique, but one of my cardmaking buddies just introduced it to me last week. . .so it is brand new to me.  I just love it. . . such a clever idea.  After making a introductory card last week with her tutelage, I loved it even more.  Though it looks very involved, it turned out to be relatively easy to assemble, and I thank my friend Charlene for sharing her expertise.


This week, I challenged myself fly solo and create and cut my own waterfall card all by myself with no help.  Easter is looming; therefore, I decided my theme for my solo waterfall flight should be just that, an Easter card.  I went in search of the perfect images and papers to make my design.  I also decided to enter my end result in the 2 Cute for Ink Digital Stamps Challenge #133 - Easter Theme.  You might want to zip on over to their site and see all the cards submitted at: http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.com/2016/03/challenge-133-easter-theme-new-digital.html.


Now, on with the search for items needed for my card.  In my Easter digital image stash, I found a simple Easter basket that I thought would be perfect with the Three Bunnies digital images by Beccy Muir.  Way back in 2011, she offered these fat little egg-bunnies as a free offering on her blog, and I knew they would be perfect for my Waterfall squares.  From my Easter paper stash, I decided on Doodlebug's Hello Spring--Easter Bunnies patterned paper, using the baby carrots as my focal paper and teaming it up with Stampin' Up's Cucumber Crush cardstock and an orange and cream small gingham check as a companion piece. 

 
I have an idea to make a bordered edge on my waterfall slide, but decided to wait until I felt I had mastered this technique first.  I am pretty happy with my second Waterfall attempt all on my own.  I even enlarged my card, waterfall squares, and the slide just a bit from my original "training" card.  I think my solo waterfall flight was successful and I'm pretty happy with my first Easter card.  Take a peek below!


The following pictures shows the card as the ribbon tab at the bottom is pulled to expose the hidden pictures one at a time creating the waterfall effect.  I love the impact you get and it isn't even difficult to do!!




I finished off my card by completing the inside with a simple Easter sentiment and decorative corner punching dressed up with bitty orange rhinestone flowers.



Recipe:  Papers:  Stampin' Up--Cucumber Crush cardstock; Doodlebug--Hello Spring/ Easter Bunnies; Orange/Cream gingham check (from stash).  Beccy Muir digital images: Three Bunnies; Easter Basket (from stash).  SU punch: Pinking Hearts (retired) (aka EK punch: Arrow Edger).  Recollections: 1/4" brads.  Copic Markers.  3/8" ribbon (from stash). Wink of Stella-Clear.  Size:  51/4" x 5-3/4".

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