Sunday, 14 August 2011

Waters Edge

This is another card that I made some time ago but decided to share it as it uses a few different techniques

This is a lovely selection of papers and sheets by DESIGN HOUSE The WATERS EDGE

So to make this card I chose an A4 sheet of bright yellow card stock, and using the Eazi Score board I laid it so the short edge was against the butt panel, then scored on line 7 (A4 half fold) then on line 4 (A4 gate)

When folded this offered a fold back gate fold card.

I opened the card and had the long edges at top and bottom,  and marked the left edge of the short side approx 10cms up from the bottom, then drew a faint line from my mark across the card to the top of the centre fold line - and cut it off!

This gave me the shape of card I wanted!

I printed just one sheet of backing paper - it had a water pool to the right side so cut that a5 size and stuck to the inside of my card as in the picture. I cut the remaining half sheet in half and stuck to the 2 panels - again as shown in the picture - just remember you are using the front of panel 2 and back of panel one - so mark your paper and check before cutting as you may end up with the slope going the wrong way! Leave a narrow border all around the panels as the yellow of the card brings out the colours of the paper and images.

Once all the backing paper was attached I cut out the 2 waterfall designs - the normal size for the inside back and the mini for the middle section.

A waterfall mechanism is easy to make - if you know how! Just read instructions and follow exactly - making sure you add double sided tape in the correct places - and DO NOT STICK THE WHOLE THINK to you card or it will not work....

Will do a step by step and add to the blog later for you all!

So the waterfall was made up as I wanted - now I had to attach to my card with brads - so I laid it in place and used a pricking tool to mark out where the brads would go.

The brads hold the bar ONLY - so that you can pull the waterfall to view.

I added one of the tags that came on the waterfall sheet to the pull part of the waterfall with a pretty brad

I did exactly the same with the mini waterfall and added it to the centre panel - as this meant the brads would show through I made a small banner of card stock, backing paper and sentiment and added it across the brads!

The last thing I did to the card was chose the last panel from the sheet I matted it onto dark green then yellow card leaving narrow border all round - this was then attached to the fold back front panel

All that was left now was the fun part - GLITTER!!!!

I used a quickie glue pen to highlight the swirls in the water and of course the wings of the dragonflies then sprinkled with Glamour Dust

This is a lovely card suitable male or female, for any occasion and any age!!!!

Thank you for looking

1 comment:

  1. oh thanks for this one Angie been looking foe the stuff to make it couldnt remember were it was i love it
    Pat xx