Monday, April 16, 2018

Waterfall/flip cards

Today is my day to share my Pick of the Week on the House That Stamps Built blog.  So, I decided to create some fun, interactive flip (or waterfall) cards.  Repeat Impressions carries a bunch of sets designed just for these type of cards.  They also sell flip card sets (which make creating on of these REALLY easy) and there are also two different die sets that you can use to make them a little fancier.  Here are the two cards I created: one uses the Repeat Impressions flip dies and the other uses dies in my stash so you can see how it looks both ways:
 If you want a step-by-step tutorial, Wendy has created one for you here.  Here is my first card:
 This one uses the "Flip Fancy Die Set".  Aren't those scallops beautiful?!  The stamp set I used is "Tree Flip Set".  This specific set can be used in any order, really.  I decided to start with the spring tree as it is the season we are in now:
 Then I used the summer image:
 As you continue to pull the strip down to reveal the fall image, the sentiment also appears on the strip (so fun!)
 A close up of the fall image:
 I ended with the winter image.  For this one, I added a bit of clear wink of stella to the ground and the tree branches for an icy look. 
For some reason, I had one of these small rounded squares in my bits and pieces stash, so of course, I used that.  Also, the bit of ribbon on the pull tab was in the stash.
 For my second card, I wanted to show how you can use other dies in your stash.  I used a set from Spellbinders to frame my images and just used a strip of card stock to anchor the flip mechanism.
 The images on this card are from the "Shepherd Flip set".  This set, as with most of them, has a specific order the stamps need to go in so they can create the 'story'.  Here is the first image:
I stamped the sentiment in a different spot on this one, so as you pull the tab to reveal the second image, the sentiment also appears:
 Here is the third image:
 And finally, the little shepherd boy worshiping the Christ child in the manger:
I used a glitter gel pen on all of the stars and the halo around the baby's head to make them sparkle and shine.  One of the black squares, two of the white squares and all of the ribbon used on this card were in my bits and pieces stash.
 I hope this inspires you to create one of these flip cards.  They seem a bit complicated, but once you get the hang of it, they're really quite easy.

Card #1:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Tree Flip Set"
Dies: Repeat Impressions "Flip Fancy Die Set"

Creative Knockouts #241--lots of layers
Pause, Dream Enjoy #15--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #148--anything goes with the optional twist: use a real stamp
Penny's Challenge #375--anything goes
Addicted To Stamps #287--make your mark (I used Spectrum Noir Markers to color the images)
{Pin}spirational Challenge #213--anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #209--add a sentiment
Creatalicious #137--anything goes with the twist: dies and punches

Card #2:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Shepherd Flip Set"
Dies: Spellbinders "Fleur Di Lis Squares"
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

C.R.A.F.T. #463--Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge #15--anything goes
Crafty Creations #364--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--add some texture
Creative Fingers #144--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--buttons and/or bows
Pile It On--Think small (these images are all tiny--about 1 inch square or smaller)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #13--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Penny Black--black and white + one (my one is red)
Crafts Galore--anything goes
Sparkles #87--feature a creature
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #31--use some ribbon
Scor-pal #47--April Fool us (the surprise is the sentiment on the pull tab and the way the images appear as the tab is pulled.  The pull tab is scored 4 different times to create the mechanism)


Billie A said...

Fun creative cards. I have not tried this type of card but it's a cool idea and so glad I saw your cards. Thanks for sharing over at Pause Dream Enjoy
Billie A
Pause Dream Enjoy
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Catch The Bug
Inspiration Destination
Creative With Stamps
Aud Sentiments
Sunny Day Crafting
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Isobel said...

Great project thank you for joining the challenge at

brenda said...

It's a really super creation and must have taken you ages, there does seem to be quite a few colours going on there apart from black, white and red, but thank for sharing with us at penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Leanne Harris said...

A lovely creation here and thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Challenges although you have too many colours for our black and white plus one theme this month. xxx

Janis Lewis said...

I love your waterfall cards, and the story the Christmas one makes. Great job! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Janis Lewis said...

Me again! Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Hope you'll play again in our next challenge that starts tomorrow!
Pause Dream Enjoy

Julie B said...

Well done with making your waterfall cards. I have tried but can't quite get mine to look right!
Thanks for making your mark at ATSM. :)

Jackie C said...

Awesome work! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy, hugs Jackie DT xx

Mary C said...

Stunning !!! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore

Challenge this month.

Glittered Paws said...

Love your waterfall cards - I enjoy making these - I just got the die in my last order. Love the Christmas one.

Teresa Arsenault said...

These cards are lovely and unique. I haven't seen a waterfall card in a long time. You did a great job with these.

Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. You can play up to five times each month.

hugs & smiles,
Teresa DT

Melanie Gee said...

Wow these are great. Love waterfall effect.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs
Mel DT

Maike from Maikreations said...

I love interactive cards! I think they are the kind that got me most interested in cardmaking ;o) Your cards are fabulous and I love the stories they tell! Thank you for joining our anniversary challenge at PINspirational and good luck in the draw for one of our 15 prizes ;o))) Happy crafting, Maike

Neva Zver said...

Beautiful and pretty cards. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Sybrina K said...

Heather, Love your take on this fun flip card, and those little sheep are perfect for our Feature a Creature challenge at Sparkles Christmas! Thanks so much for playing along with us. :)

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Teresa Kline said...

oh wow, these are fun, luv the design and coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Tracey T said...

Fabulous! Have never tried making flip cards but this is really inspiring! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

Daniela said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More!
x Daniela (DT)

Beverley said...

Great cards. Thanks for joining in this months 'Buttons &/or Bows' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional dies and punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…