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Sunday, May 20, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Ina Spotlights a Waterfall Card

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Hello and Welcome! Ina here from Little Bits of Craft. Today I am back focusing again on the beautiful Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments stamp set.

I had been procrastinating over how I would showcase this set and funny that it came to me as I lay in bed thinking about it. I wanted to try something I had never done before and the Waterfall Card came to mind. I needed some guidance on measurements and I found this fabulous tutorial to help me. I have added my own twist here making sure that the measurements matched the framed blooms and our Australian size base. PS: I did do a dummy run to make sure things were A OK! Here is the result - completed.


and how it all began WARNING! Lots of photos to come.

I didn't want to colour them this time and I was undecided as to what to use on the blooms so tried 3 different embossing powders finally settling for Stamp It Gold on a slightly gold metallic paper. I also found some really thick gorgeous deep gold card stock which helped make up my mind to go for gold.



I then cut them out leaving a small edge as I didn't want to add a paper backing in case it made them too hard to flip.



I rummaged through my drawers and found a light weight gold metallic paper and decided to add a touch of elegance for the bloom background. I got out my Flourishes Stencil and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I was a little scared to add too much colour as I didn't want to take away from the gold blooms so went clear.



Here's a close up.



I taped this to my gold card base then went on to add my waterfall. After cutting my card stock to size I then scored at intervals as you see below.



...and attaching each framed blossom taping the top part only.



I added a sentiment to the inside from the Fluttery stamp set and a flower from Floral Bliss.



Next was to add a small strip to my stenciled back to hold the waterfall in place and punch a half circle to pull down the blossoms. I went with the strong red tape to make sure it stayed put.



The back part of the bottom blossom is taped to hold in place also. After that was done I needed to add something either side and came up with my Clustered Hearts Die. At first I had cut them in the pale gold. After being painstakingly careful to keep them all together I decide to take them out and cut another with the darker gold - doesn't it make a difference!




The few waterfall videos's I have watched have used ribbon as a pull down but I decided to add another of those gold hearts - all there is that half circle at the back to help. The one heart looked bare lonely  when I pulled the blossoms down so added 2 more to finish it off.


And there is my finished Spotlight.


The products I used are:


I hope you enjoyed reading how I created my first waterfall card. It was easier than I thought. Give it a go and create something a little different.

AND you know there is a 20% discount that applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps stencils and dies. Just use my code STAMPGIRLINA and you are good to go!


8 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning creation. So classy in the gold and white. Loved how you tried this waterfall card for the first time and what an amazing result x

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  2. Love the gold and white theme - super card too!

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  3. love the idea of the waterfall....great card

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  4. Brilliant - and I am so glad you shared this as I had forgotten about waterfall cards - used to make them frequently. This is beautiful in white and gold - the little hearts are so pretty!

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  5. A beautiful waterfall card. And, I love the gold embossing on the white which makes it so elegant looking. I only did one in my life and I recall it was a real struggle for me. So as much as I like them I will not attempt one.

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