Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Fathers day card in a plain waterfall style

OK - I'm happy with my mojo again now and just hope that you feel the same.

I wanted to have a go at something a little special for a Father's Day card but still wanted to keep the colours and embellishments fairly understated. I figured that an "engineered" card might appeal to the men and so chose to make a waterfall card with a plain, repeated, sentiment as decoration.

Stamp set: Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stampin' Write Markers: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Basic Black
Ribbon: Bashful Blue Taffeta
Other: Metallic Eyelets 
Non SU: Cuttlebug embossing folder

The details for the waterfall card were taken from Splitcoaststampers. Instead of cutting the squares and the central strip to their dimensions, I cut close to the sentiment and matted with a very narrow frame all around. The width of the central strip was cut to match my matted sentiments. Other cutting and scoring measurements are as the original instructions. I stamped the sentiment four times using markers direct to stamp and picking out each line in a different colour each time until the fourth one where I used all the colours (hopefully you'll see what I mean from the photos).

After trimming close to the sentiment I matted each on the corresponding colour (with all the colours matted onto black). Ribbon was threaded through the central eyelet to provide an easy pulling mechanism for the waterfall effect.

I also made an insert both to make any writing more visible and to add a little weight to the back of the card to counterbalance the front. The DSP used inside also gave me my colour scheme for the front of the card.

Recipe (inside)
Stamp set: Loads of Love
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
DSP: Junior Varsity
Punch: Corner Rounder

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Hayley said...

WOW - love this card

Emma said...

This is such a clever use of that stamp. I love the colours you have chosen too. I would say your mojo is back with avengence x

Alex said...

Love this card Sara, I must try this waterfall technique one day soon.

Have a good weekend.

Alex x

Merry said...

Wonderful card..love the colours you have used.Clever