Friday, October 20, 2017

October Hop - Waterfall Cards

Welcome to the

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
There’s just something about interactive cards!  And Waterfall Cards are among the best interactive card techniques.  They look intricate, though, so we’ll let you in on any hints we uncover along the way.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one for yourself.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
This month our amazing sponsor is none other than  Bugaboo Stamps

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And the awesome prize this month is $12.00 gift code to the store (about four digi images).
We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 29, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.  If you would prefer to be notified if you win, please leave your email address in the comments and someone will contact you.  The winner will have until November 16, 2017, to claim their prize.
You should have arrived here from Wilma's blog.. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.
I love making these cards and use to make them all the time. Once you figure out the measurements, they're not that hard. I have a friend visiting and I even put her to work making one. We plan on giving these to the local VA hospital during the holiday season.

We had videos to look at to make these or jog our memories in my case. I found the videos were hard for me to follow. I needed written directions which I found on Splitcoast Stampers and have included the link here: Waterfall Card Directions

These are the three I made.

This is the one my friend made.

This last one is special because it was made for me a few years ago by a good friend and her children. I love the torn tree shape. It shows how creative you can get with these and her children did most of the work on it.

Here is a quick (and I mean quick) video to show you what is on each panel of the cards we made. The last card in the video with animals, I used colored pencils to color the animals.

Now you’re off to visit with Lisa.. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
Jearise AKA Lorby :)
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Chalk N Stock October Challenge

Good day, dear friends. Today begins another challenge at Chalk N Stock where anything goes all month/every month. We were a chalk use challenge group but not everyone uses chalk in their paper crafting so we are an anything goes group now, but loved our name so much that we have decided to keep it. Spread the word and let all your paper crafting friends know that we would love to see their creations!

For our October challenge, I used a beautiful window pane digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. They have beautiful stamps as well as cute, funny and cuddly. Check them out!

I used colored pencils to color the blue background, ladybugs and flower. The leaves are colored with alcohol markers in shades of green. This is a big square card that measures 6 inches by 6 inches. I'll have to make a custom envelope for it when it's time to go in the mail.

Enjoy your fall and all the beautiful shades of red, yellow, orange and brown.  Hmm, now I think I want to go make a Halloween card. Check back later this week and see if I did.

Happy days, Jearise AKA Lorby living a crafting world.