The first is a "waterfall" card. This one I had glimpsed for the first time on Rita's blog. When I went to the tutorial she provided, I couldn't believe how easy they were to make, and what a cool effect they gave. I love dimensional cards, but this one has "moving parts" and can be done for so many occasions! Here is my first attempt:
This one I made as a "Happy Autumn" card. I used Fallish background paper and then for my waterfall panels, I stamped 4 different leaves and then embossed them in copper embossing powder. I just LOVE these cards!!! For those of you that don't know what they are, when you pull the part there at the bottom with the ribbon, the little leaf panels flip back to reveal each one one at a time! Your card message is on that strip as you pull it out. How cool is that? When you go to Dawn's (Dawn's Stampin Studio) tutorial here, you will see how it works in her excellent video. Dawn's blog is incredible! Go see hers for this tutorial and many others she has. She is amazing! They are really hard to photograph but here are the other two shots:
I started to pull the bottom and you can see how it is starting to "flip" the panels backwards. . .
And at the end, is your last stamped image, and your greeting sentiment. How very cool! OK, the next one is one I've made for Jay's great nephews who were here from Boston a couple of weeks ago. I know, I know "Oh God! Not more Halloween!" LOL Just hang with me for a sec. This is the only one for this post! I just thought these would be perfect to send to kids for Halloween. Zak is 9 and Dillon is 5, so these are perfect for that age. . .
How cute are these for kids? These stamped images are from new stamps I picked up at Michael's and they are part of the Martha Stewart line. They were perfect for this card because they were all uniform in size.
OK, those were waterfall cards, now on to the next two. These are called "Free Standing Pop Up Cards" and I stumbled on these while looking around Splitcoast. Click here for the tutorial. I am just nuts over these cards. They are way three dimensional, and they fold flat to put into an envelope!!!! I can't get over how easy they are to make as well, and the tutorial is excellent! Here is my first attempt:
Is this not a great idea?!?! Can you believe it folds flat easily to slip into an envelope? I can think of 100 cards to do using this technique. And again, it was really super easy to do. Here is a close up of some detail:
I used my Endless Limbs from Pink Cat Studios for this card. The base and tag mat are done with a copper card stock. I used a paper punch to punch out the leaves. OH, and by the way, I punched the leaves out of paint sample cards I picked up at the local hardware store! Talk about an endless FREE supply of color squares to use on your cards!!!! I then cut out the scalloped circle with my Nesties, added some bling and ribbon, and done! Here is my second attempt:
I forget what stamp set this is, but can't you see this sitting on someones desk at work or on someones mantel at home? I really love these, and yes there is a Halloween one floating in my head. Can't you see the tag being made to look like a tombstone? LOL You know it's coming Bwaaaa haaa haaaa haaa haaaaaa. . . ..
Well, there you go. Hope you try these if you never have. Can't wait to make more!
Thanks for all the wonderful things you all said about me last week! My award that I gave really brought some wonderful words back to me. Did my heart good to make all of you happy! And speaking of happy. . .A very sweet Jan Scholl out of the blue sent me a package containing some beautiful May Arts ribbon. I appreciate it so much Jan! Thank you!
That's it for this post! Sorry they are so long, but I just have to share it! Don't forget the pic of the week below. I took this picture of this little guy last week while walking the Shotsy and Gunther. A lot of you have been asking where I take all these pics. Well, most of them come from this wonderful park a couple of miles from where I live. It is called River Road Park. It has trails through these beautiful wild flower fields, and that is where I find most of my "subjects". Take care all! Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you all on your blogs!
"God help me be the person my dogs think I am."