Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I am sharing an interactive Slimline card I created recently.
As most of you who follow me know, I have been enjoying creating Slimline Cards this year. I had been thinking for some time that a waterfall would work on a Slimline card. With the extra length in a Slimline card I also thought it would be great to make the waterfall longer than the standard 4 pages to 6 pages.
Here is a quick video to see my card in action.
To create the waterfall part of the card I used Karen Burniston's Frame Pull Pop-up die set. It is very easy to convert this die to create a waterfall card, Karen Burniston showed how to do this in a video about 18 months ago. You can see her video here.
To decorate the waterfall card I used MFT Stamps Picture Perfect Party Animal stamp set, this is a new stamp set similar to one their released last year which is "selfie" themed but this one also have a birthday theme to it.
I used the images and sentiments that coordinate with the images for each of the pages of my waterfall.
In the past when I have made a waterfall card using this die set, I have just used the pull tab the width you see the part with the arrow. But as I have seen other die sets which allow you to add a wide panel which is perfect for a sentiment or gift card, I decided to adapt mine this time around to include the wider panel. This is easy to do by just cutting a strip of card 2 1/4 inches wide by the left of the water fall (this all depends on the amount of the pages too).
The sentiment at the wide panel at the bottom comes from two older MFT Stamps stamp sets ... Delicious Birthday and Birthday Greetings stamp sets.
Because of the extra pages and all the layers on each off the pages, this waterfall is a little thick. So this won't be able to be posted in a standard envelope and is probably better off being hand delivered ... but I am good with that. I still was a fun card to make.
Here is a photo of all the different view of each of the pages together.
Because of the bulk on the front of the card, it did make the card a little heavy on the front. By adding a second panel to the back of the card and all the layers for the sentiment on the inside, that helped balance it all out.
Having this as a landscape card rather than a portrait would have also helped with that problem. however I wanted to use the sentiments that came with the images I used and they fitted better in this orientation.
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Delicious Birthday Sentiment Stamp set - MFT Stamps (retired)
Birthday Greetings Stamp Set - MFT Stamps (retired)