Friday, October 8, 2010

Falling Leaves Waterfall Card: Tutorial


(I've listed the colors as a reference can use whatever colors you want to use!)

1)  For the card:  Cut a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock and score it down the middle at 5-1/2" (purple)

2)  For the tree:  Cut a piece of cardstock 4" x  5-1/4" (ivory) and stamp the tree (purple)

For the leaves on the tree:   To achieve the multi-colored leaves, use a marker to color in one half of each leaf, and a different color marker to color in the other half of each leaf.  Randomly stamp the leaves onto the tree branches.

3)  For the falling leaves: Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" (ivory) and cut 4 pieces of cardstock 1-3/4" x 1-1/2" (green)  Repeat the process of coloring in the leaves with different colors of markers as described in step two above.  Stamp several leaves onto the four small pieces of ivory cardstock.  Layer the ivory cardstock onto the green cardstock.

4)  For the pull tab:  For the pull tab, cut one piece of cardstock 1-5/8" x 9" and score this piece at 1", 2", 3", and 4" (orange)

 Follow the photo below to see how to adhere the falling leaves pieces onto the pull tab.

5)  For the fence:  Cut one piece of cardstock 3/4" x 4" and cover it with a piece of drywall tape (green)  Attach with a brad on each side, but do not put any adhesive on it, like this:

6)  To attach the pull tab to the card:  First, add a cute little embellishment to the un-scored end.  Next, all you have to do is slide the pull tab underneath the fence.  DO NOT put any adhesive on the pull tab.

Finally, adhere the first falling leaves piece to the top part of the fence, as shown below.

Whew!  You're done!  Remember, just gently pull on the tab and it will look like the leaves are falling off the tree.  Did you have fun?

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