Welcome to the first installment of the Remarkably Pin-able Blog Tour!! The Stamp-of-the-Month Blog tour has morphed into this one. And, I think you will enjoy it. It has a bit of a different focus. Instead of focusing on ONE stamp set, it will be thematic. So, I think it will expand the creativity! I am excited.
This month, we are focusing on Valentines, love, or anything related to that avenue… (just in time, I might add…)
So, I have for you a Monster Maniac Valentines! I love these cute, little monsters!!
This month, I chose to make a waterfall card. I’ve not done one of these in a LONG time, and my club members were asking to make one. So, I thought this would be a good opportunity. I have a quick little photo-tutorial to show you how to do it.
First, you need a strip of paper that is 1.75 by 9.75 inches (I started out at 10 inches but then took it apart and cut it down) Score it at 2 1/4; 3; 3 3/4; 4 1/2. For this strip, I’m suing Bermuda Bay.
Then, add adhesive in the scored sections. I tried to take a picture… hopefully you can see the adhesive…
Next, you need 4 pieces of card stock that are 2×2. I chose to use Whisper White so that I could stamp and color my little monsters. Go ahead and stamp whatever you like with the understanding they will be displayed in order. So you may want to know that you want seen first, second, third, etc…
Then, you attach these little squares to your long strip that you just cut and scored. Decide which square will be on bottom. you will need to put adhesive on the back of this one (keep to the center of the back of the 2×2 square) to glue onto the (Bermuda Bay) strip. This goes on the ‘shortest’ end of the strip.
Then, you will ad the next cards on top… lining them each up with the score marks you made. Remember, you’ve already added adhesive to the strip so that now you are just placing the cards on. The bottom half of each card will be ‘unattached’. This is important.
Next, you will glue the back of the ‘bottom’ of the Bermuda Bay strip (the same one in the photo above.) to a horizontal piece of paper… I am using Daffodil Delight and chose to make my paper 3/4″ x 4″. This is what will anchor the waterfall card.
Here are a couple of pictures from the side so that maybe you can see the layers. It seems odd that we aren’t using adhesive here. But, we cannot if we want the card to move. I attach the Daffodil strip with brads.
My black backing is 4×5.25″ and I am going to attach it to a white cardstock base. You can’t really tell in the pictures, but I embossed it with the new Sale-A-Bration embossing folder!! (SNEAK PEEK…) Attach the entire apparatus (the Daffodil c.s. and the Bermuda Bay c.s.) to the black with brads on the ends of the Daffodil c.s.
Oh, the Bermuda Bay c.s. folds at the top and comes behind itself and sticks out below the daffodil. It needs to be a little longer so you can attach a ‘pull’ (I used ribbon I tied in a punched out hole). I also stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” on this. You can’t see it in the picture, but it is a ‘hidden message’ that is revealed when you pull the strings.
And, because of all the cutting and scoring we did, the cards ‘flip’ through themselves–revealing all the precious monsters just WAITING to wish you a Happy Valentines…
I even made a little video, but apparently I don’t pay for the version of word-press that allows for videos. Who knew…
I hope you enjoyed your little Monster Valentine!! Now you are off to Anne Matasci!
Click on the button below to go to Anne’s site, or use the list provided at the end of the post.
Below is a list of all the participants and the links to their direct post.
Connie Diebler http://www.conniestamps.com/2014/01/whatsnottolove.html
Sherrie Eddleblute: http://sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/01/lovey-dovey.html
Crystal Kondo: http://wp.me/p2l6Qe-fb (YOU ARE HERE)
Anne Matasci: http://wp.me/pCcBw-1tG
Audra Monk: http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com/2014/01/remarkables-lovey-dovey-blog-tour.html
Andi Potler: http://www.absolutekreations.com/2014/01/09/remarkable-pinworthy-blog-tour-lovey-dovey/
Michele Reynolds: http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/01/lovey-dovey-pinworthy-blog-tour.html
Janet Wakeland: http://wp.me/pHIQD-5Y7