Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Scooting By - Waterfall Card

Happy Hump Day, Crafty Friends!!
I'm here with the Xyron Design Team today! And we have partnered with the awesome people of Newton's Nook to bring you a ton of amazing projects from both design teams all week long!

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Today, I have none other than Newton himself, scooting along and sending you greetings on this interactive 'waterfall card'.

Supplies Used
Newton Scoots By (Newton's Nook)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Misti Tool (My Pink Petunia) - OPTIONAL
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers (Zig/ Kuretake USA)
Kraft Cardstock (DCWV)
Double Sided Cardstock (DCWV)
Patterned Paper- Perfectly Plaid (Lawn Fawn)

I started by stamping my image onto 140 lb. Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I'm going to be stamping Newton multiple times so I used my MISTI stamping tool to help me speed up my stamping process.

I used my Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush to color my images. I start by outlining my image and dragging the color in with a water brush. I add more color by scribbling color onto an acrylic block first and picking it up with my water brush and going back over the areas where I think shadows we be.

For Newton's body, I used Light Brown. 
His ears and nose I used Light Pink. 
His scarf, Light Blue. 
The Scooter Light Violet. 
The seat of the scooter and wheels, Green Gray. 
The headlight, Yellow. 
The lining of the clouds, also Light Blue. 
The road, Gray. 
And part of the background in Cobalt Blue.

I stamped Newton a couple more times but switched out the sentiment above his head each time. I also moved the clouds around to make it look like he was zooming by.

Then, I used my 3-1/2" square die to cut out my images. Each time I cut a new image I moved Newton to a certain part of the die. One image he's on the left. The next one he's in the center. And the last he's towards the right.

This way he really looks like he's scooting along.

I also added more clouds to the sky to fill any empty spaces.

Then I watercolored on a road for him to ride on as well as a little bit of sky.

I die cut 3- 4" stitched squares from kraft cardstock and used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach my scenes.

To make the base of my water fall mechanism, I took a 4" x11" piece of kraft cardstock and scored at the 4", 4-1/4", & 4-1/2" marks. Then, creased all my score marks. I folded it on the 4-1/2" mark and trimmed off the excess (this should make it fold in half and both ends should meet). 

The unfolded measurements should now be 4" x 9".

I also die cut another stitched square to attach the mechanism to. This square measured 4-1/4".

I created a little pull tab by taking a 1" x 4" piece of kraft cardstock and folding it in half. On the folded side I snipped off the corners and punched a hole to create a folded tag. 

I used my Mega Runner to adhere and sandwich it over the center of the back flap.

I folded the main piece of my mechanism in half, centered it onto the 4-1/4" stitched square. DO NOT ADHERE ANY PART OF THIS PIECE DIRECTLY TO THE PATTERNED PAPER BEHIND IT!!

It will be held down by fasteners.

Here's how I made them:

I cut 2- 1" x 6" strips of matching patterned paper. Added adhesive to the entire strip. 

With the main piece centered on the patterned paper, lay the strip across the back flap (one strip towards the left and the other towards the right.

 Lay them from top to bottom. 
It should hang off the ends by about 1/2". Just fold the excess over and attach to the back of the patterned paper. 

Here is where thos e score marks come into play.

Attach the first stamped image (this will be the last image in your waterfall) to the first or 4" score line.

Adhere glue or more Mega Runner adhesive along the1/4" gap. Then attach the second image. The image should line up against the crease of the score and it also should leave a 1/4" lip from the previous image.

Repeat one last time with the top image.

Now the 'WATERFALL' part of you card is done!

This has many layers and I didn't want it to fall off my card. So, I ran the whole waterfall through my Xyron Creative Station for heavy duty tack!

I attached it to my card base which I created with a piece of 4-3/4" x 4-3/4" violet paper layered on a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" patterned paper mat. Then layered that onto a  5-3/4" x 5-3/4" card made from more violet paper.

And here is my finished card in action...

These cards actually get easier and easier the more you make them. 

I hope you enjoyed my project and give it a go! These cards can be so much fun!!

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  1. This is adorable
    and so fun! Newton
    is always having a
    great time.
    Carla from Utah

  2. This is super fun! I really love how you created a waterfall card with this set! The instructions are super helpful too! Thank you for being part of our inspiration week!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  3. I love this card! I'll have to try this someday.

  4. So very cute! Love the waterfall!

  5. Wow! Super super cute!!! Love your adorable and funny creation!!! <3

  6. This card is SO fabulous! I'm bookmarking it to try one day!! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!!

  7. I really enjoyed your work. Anything with a scooter on it and I am in. Thanks for inspiring me!

  8. This is such a sweet card and an amazing design. Love the colour combo and thanks for all the tips how to make such a beautiful waterfall card.

  9. Such a sweet card and I really like the colour combo. The design is just fantastic. Thank you for all the tips that you showed us how to make a waterfall card.

  10. Very fun card! Love that cute Newton on a scooter!