Saturday, August 18, 2012

Waterfall Netting Card

The idea for this card actually came from a book called Greetings Cards to make and treasure from Search Press in a section called "Oriental Cards" by Polly Pinder. While the book does have a small template for use with this card, the paper piecing pattern that I have include in my paper piecing section was hand drawn and designed by me. I've made several changes to this card from the one in the book.

Bashful Blue cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock or Kraft
1 3/8" Circle punch (#119860)
Creamy Caramel classic ink (retired)
Spounge Dauber (#102892)
Just Believe stamp set (#120453) leaf stamp
Stampin' Dimensionals(#104430)
Sticky Strip (#104294)
Twigs or paper piecing pattern
Fabric, silver tulle or netting, or paper piecing pattern ( I used some tule that I have had on hand for years but SU! now has a 3 1/2" scalloped tulle ribbon {#127840} in the new holiday catalog that I think would be great for this. It's just the right width so would save on some measuring.)

  1. Cut out the "rocks" from the paper piecing patterns and daub Cremy Caramel ink onto them with a spounge dauber. Also daub some ink around the bottom edge of the card just above where the bottom "rocks" will be.

2. Punch out a white moon with the circle punch or cut it out from the paper piecing pattern. Also, stamp several leaves with Creamy Caramel ink and cut them out. You can stamp some leaves directly across the face of the moon, if you wish.

3. Put a strip of Sticky Strip across the left side of the cardstock for the full length.

4. Press the fabric or tule into the Sticky Strip. Add more Sticky Strip across the bottom 3" from the left. Measure where the fabric will come out on the card and add another piece of sticky strip there.

5. Press the tule in place gathering it slightly so it will have the flowing water effect.

6. Continue with the rest of the card decorating. Place the moon, twigs (use the real thing or the paper piecing patterns) and the leaves.

7. Add sticky strip to the backs of the rock pieces cut from Carmel or kraft cardstock.

If you used actual twigs under the top rock piece, you will need to add some Stampin' Deminsionals on here to allow room for the twigs. Place them so they will be between the twigs and hold the "rocks" in place. To stick the twigs, you will need to use pieces of sticky strip both above and below the twigs. (You may need to use some sticky strip outside of the "rock" area to hold the twigs in place. If so, you can add a bit of baby powder to the strip in areas where nothing is stuck to it. This will take away the "stickiness" of the tape.)

8. Put the rocks in place.  Add some falling leaves. Then add your greeting or note to the inside of the card.

For the paper piecing patterns to use for this card click here.

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