Mega Nestibilities Waterfall Card Workshop – Using the Elegant Fans Cd


 This card was so much fun to make until I tried to print the backing paper I had made then that was when I found out my printer wouldn`t work – so a day later and a little more stressed it got completed

I picked these images after loving them in the Elegant Black Lace card I did

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Click here for the full posting of that card

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I then picked the green for the waterfall part to tone with the image

The design from the Elegant Fans Cd has 2 backing papers both or wonderful but I wanted more green in the backing paper so I made my own using a plain word document and the snapshot tool and just kept pasting until the sheet was full – it then gave me a different look

I love this way and it only adds to the different amounts of papers you get with the cd

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Click here  for a workshop on the backing paper idea – for a full sheet just hit return and add more rows till page is full

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Waterfall Nestibilities Workshop

1 Take a piece of A4 card and fold at the half way point as if you were making an A5 card – I then trimmed of the excess on the side first and place the fold on the top of the large Mega Nestibililties die – not the side

For this card I used the 2nd from largest die for the waterfall pulley and then the 2nd smallest die for the panels / frames

You can use different ones but found by looking at them you need 2 sizes smaller for the frames than the pulley

This is the same technique as with the book page – click here for that workshop – so now cut out this piece for the waterfall mechinism

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2 You`ll be left with a long piece with a fold half way

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3 I have then cut 4 panels out using the die – then I have scored the bottom of the waterfall panel 2cm`s in – then continue and score 3 more times at 2cm intervals till you have 4 score lines 

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4 Fold over the card at the 4th score line

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5 Now I have cut 4 more panels in a smaller die using the bold design

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6 Make sure all the score lines are creased over and then starting from the bottom place each panel up to the score line – I have used double sided tape for the – I like to add it to the base rather than the topper – buts it`s your choose

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7 So now you`ll have all 4 frames on the waterfall pulley withthe larger piece showing from behind

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8 If you open the base out you`ll have a score line where you cut the first piece on the wizard to get the long piece – the next photo will show you how to help & strengthen this

I have edged aroundthe pulley with gold pentouch – and it`s optional to do around the frames fro the waterfall before you add them – I did this after taking the photo`s so you`ll see a switch

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9 I have added using the same card a off cut of a frame and stuck it at the top of the last frame and over the score line – all this on the back – it will just make the pulley stronger because of the score line that was needed

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10 Now like all waterfalls you need the strip across – so I have cut a matching piece

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11 Just to match it up I have used the die as a stencil and made wavy lines to marry the design through

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12 I have then finished the waterfall part of as you would with brads etc 

 full workshop on waterfalls – click here

 along with links to lots of other waterfall ideas I have done in the past

I have matted this onto the backing paper & card card and backing paper for a finished card

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13 A close up of the waterfall – I have added the fan to bring the colours in

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14 Just staring to open the waterfall

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15 And another tip I found whilst doing this card was to use a foam pad under the straight piece you attach with a brad as this just allowed some more space for the fan to move – I have never done that before but found it useful

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So another design in my Mega Nestibilities quest to find different uses

Please click to check out the new section for all the pieces so far

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And many more

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Thanks for looking in – your comments are always much appreciated – Suzanne

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3 thoughts on “Mega Nestibilities Waterfall Card Workshop – Using the Elegant Fans Cd

  1. Another great workshop, Suzanne. I don’t know how you manage to think of all these wonderful innovative ways to use the nestabilities. I have many of them and don’t use them to their full potential but your blog is now the first place I look at and with your inspiration I do hope I will begion to use them much more. Keep up the good work and keep all those ideas coming for us lesser mortals to use 🙂

  2. Wonderful workshop Suzanne, I must admit that I had not thought to use nesties to make a waterfall, Just need to get a mega set now.
    Thank you for giving us so much inspiration.
    Kate x

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