Sunday, February 19, 2012

29 (again!)

It's time for another challenge over on the Amuse Studio Challenge blog, and this weeks theme is to use new stuff from the wonderful new Amuse Studio catalog - if you haven't seen it yet there is a link over to the right, if you would prefer to have your own paper copy, drop me a line.

This week, I decided to kill two birds with one stone, and make a birthday card for my baby brother, who will be turning 29 (again!) in a few weeks.  It started life as a standerd card, but somehow grew into a waterfall card as I tried to put my ideas onto paper - don't you just love it when that happens?


and as you pull the ribbon at the bottom ...


... and just a little bit more.


I think he'll like it - well, his wife will anyway!!

I usually make waterfall cards as a panel, but because I didn't start out to make a waterfall card I already had a folded card base, and I actually like how the card will stand up, and how I've got plenty of room to write a nice long letter inside.

For those of you that know how to put a waterfall card together, here are the measurements (for those that don't - no promises, but I'm really going to try and put together a video or photo tutorial on Tuesday, as they say - watch this space!)

Card Base (titian pattern) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Belly Band (titian) 5 1/2 x 1
Panel bases (titian) 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 (three of)
Panel (lido) 3 1/2 x 2
Assembly strip (lido) 3 x 6 1/2, scored at 4 and 4 3/4

I attached the belly band using 2 antique brass brads, and punched a hole through the bottom of the pull panel and threaded some titian ribbon, tied together with vanilla twine.

As the supplies for this card are from the new Amuse Studio catalog and are available here

stamps: big celebrations, hey, cupcake
paper: titian, plain and pattern, lido
ink: titian
misc: mini antique brass brads, titian satin ribbon, vanilla twine.

2 comments:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great take on the traditional waterfall card. Great colors for a guy too.

Seleise said...

This is fabulous! love it!

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