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Saturday, 19 February 2011

A simple waterfall card....

So I never thought I'd hear myself describe a waterfall card as simple! This is my second ever waterfall card - the first I made years ago when I first started crafting and didn't seem too hard at the time with a demonstrator sitting there talking me through the whole thing! Any attempt since has turned to mush so I bought this Woodland Folk waterfall kit in the hope that putting these together (there's 4 in the pack for £1.49 - bargain!) would show me how to do my own properly :-)


The background paper is from Wild Rose Studio, I've fixed the mechanism to the card with a couple of brads that I've had forever, and then I added some pearls to the corners (freebies when I bought some others from ebay!). Then I just added a small piece of ribbon to the bottom of the tag.

The instructions for the waterfall weren't the easiest to follow, and there's about 3 different versions in the pack, but by trying to follow all 3 sets at the same time, closing one eye, squinting with the other, and my tongue sticking out I just about made it!


You can see in this piccie that I actually made an extra, unnecessary fold :-( Quite disappointed about that but at least I know better for next time!


And the last piccie....


I'll have a couple more goes with the others in the pack but I'm hoping to attempt my own soon - wish me luck :-)

Love 'n' hugs,

12 comments:

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card hun, fab design I've not even attempted one yet
hugs Mandy xx

craftykitten said...

Mel this is lovely, such cute images. I'm sure you will get there in the end hun, I don't think you're the sort of person that gives in too easily! LOL
Hugs
Dawn xx

sirenettka said...

it's so lovely!

clare brown said...

fab kit hun and well done you for trying a waterfall card. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

clare x

cebelica said...

Awww, such a cute card! I love the cute images!

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Mel, this is so lovely. The little owl is very cute and love the paper you used for the background. Great technique you have for deciphering instructions, think I might borrow it when I help hubby put the shed up next week. :o)

Donna x

Liz, said...

hehe, loved your description of how you managed to pull this off! I have never tried one, but yours is lovely.

Liz x

coops said...

gorgeous card.the shape is fab, looks really tricky to do and the images you`ve used are adorable :D

xx coops xx

Melly said...

Oh Mel

I could just imagine you sitting trying to do the card with the instructions near enough upside down to make sense hee!
i made one a few years back and wasnt even worth sending hee!
love yours! the papers and those sweet images are lovely! love that ickle acorn
Hugs Melly xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Great job Mel, those images are so cute! I've only ever made a waterfall card once, and it took me FOREVER to figure it out!

Wishcraft said...

Great card Mel, so cute :o) Lol at you following the instructions... I know I wouldn't have managed it, I've never made one of these and don't think I'd have the patience! Lisa x

Sarpreet said...

such a gorgeous card, love the image and papers.