Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Graphic 45 Birthday Card by Chris

I love this particular image from Graphic 45 and decided to use it for my DH’s birthday card. Alone it was too plain for me so I decided to teach myself how to make a small waterfall element that would use some of the smaller images from the Graphic 45 pack and allow me to write the sentiment on the back. I used SCAL to cut the pieces and have attached the scut below for your use; but if you don’t have SCAL, I put my final measurements below also—know that you can adjust it to any size you need for your project.

Once all the pieces are cut and distress inked (Black Soot), mountain-fold on the scor lines. Then glue down the image on the first section (1 3/8 inch). Adhere this image completely. Then put strips of glue (I used my ATG) right along but under the next two score lines and align the next two squares with the first picture. Glue down just their top edges. Be sure to stay off the score lines or the waterfall won’t work. Glue the smallest strip of paper behind the first square and fold the long strip back and over this little strip. The back of the strip should be a bit longer to use as a pull-tab for the waterfall element. I added an image and ribbon to accent it and wrote on the back before I mounted it on the card. To do the word Birthday, I used embossing ink and Detail Black embossing powder. I adhered the smaller strip to the card using brads. Make sure that you do not put the brads too close to the strip because you want enough room for the waterfall to slid through. To hide the back of the brads I mounted the full image on a piece of cardstock 11.5 x 8.5 and scored it down the middle. Of course, I had to add some stickles, so I put a dab of orange peel stickles on the top of the waterfall element. To finish the card on the inside I added a Halloween border a friend made and a Disney image that I colored with my copics. The finished card is 5.75 x 8.5 inches.

3 Squares @ 1 3/8 inches
1 strip of paper @ 6.25 x 1.1 inches (score @ 1 3/8 inches, 2 1/8 inches, and 2 7/8 inches)
Smaller strip @ 3 x .6 inches.

SCAL: Note the long rectangle and score lines are grouped in SCAL and you may need to ungroup in order to cut.

Rabbit: C1, C2, C3, C7
Clothes: B69, B63
Sign: G82, G99, YG 63
Horn: Y26, Y21

Resources from Cutters Creek:
Graphic 45 Halloween Wonderland
Black Detail Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Orange Peel Stickles


  1. Oh WOWZERS Chris...That card is AMAZING!!!! I LOVE it.....all the detail is fantastic!!!!

  2. I love anything with an Alice in Wonderland theme, and the card you created is awesome.

  3. Great card, I love it. I want to learn to make a waterfall card.


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