Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Waterfall Lessons!

My friend and cardmaking buddy, Charlene,  held a little mini class at her home today.  Another friend was supposed to join us, but unfortunately she ran into car troubles so was not able make the trip.  We really missed you, Sandy, as we have such a fun time cardmaking together. . .like three peas in a pod!

Charlene taught two techniques, one card style was called the Waterfall technique and the other the Braided Edge technique.  She made several cards in the last year that have been absolutely adorable using these techinques.  One that really sticks in my mind is her Hello Kitty Waterfall card that she made for a friend's birthday, who collects all things Hello Kitty.  This card was just darling, and so, I, always wanting to try something new, whined that I thought she should invite us over and teach us how to do the technique.  You can always look up instructions and teach yourself, but when someone has mastered a technique, it's always nice, not to mention lots of fun, to learn from the expert!

Charlene had been working on her craft room during the past several months, and she recently announced that she had finally finished it, and in the same breath, proclaimed that we should should come over and see it.  I, of course, remembering the two cards she made that I loved the outcome of the techniques applied, piped up, and said, "Yes, you could invite us over and teach us how to make the Waterfall card and the Braided Edge cards."  Lo and behold, she did!

I'm posting my completed Waterfall card, because I am actually going to use it tomorrow for a friend's birthday.  Though the Waterfall card looks complicated, it really is not, especially when someone is showing you how to make it and knows what they are doing.  We completed all the basics of assembly at Charlene's house, and then I was able to bring the card front home to complete the coloring needed on the stamped images on the waterfall squares.  I finished my images using Copic markers and also decided to add a mini butterfly to the top layer opposite my cupcake to fill in a bit of its white space.  I am super pleased with my finished product and can't thank Charlene enough for designing the kits to complete the project during her instructions.

The following pictures shows the card as the ribbon tab at the bottom is pulled to expose the hidden pictures one at a time to created the waterfall effect.  Isn't this card just too delightful!!


My final finished touch was to complete the inside to creatively coordinate with my card front.  I added a computer verse with a bit of humor that I found several months ago and used once before on another friend's birthday card.  I thought it would be great for this card as well as each of these ladies have a great sense of humor!

Recipe:  Papers: Bazzill Typhoon White & Typhoon Blue cs; DCWV 6x6 Foil Stack; Pattern: Stash--unknown.  SU stamps:  Party Wishes (2016 Occasions) (#1), #2/ #3 unknown stamps, Simply Sketched (#4).  SU: Curvy punch (inside).  Martha Stewart Butterflies 5-in-1 punch.  Copic Markers.  SU: Rhinestones.  Stash: 3/8" ribbon; mini flower brad.  Size: 4-3/4" x 5-5/8".  

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