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Monday, 9 April 2018

Wonderfall Waterfall Madness! New Tonic Studio dies with 'Wonderfall' kinetic movement ...

Now I have to be honest and say, I do not normally make waterfall cards to send to people - do make them with the children at school as they adore the movement - but I had real fun using/playing with the new Wonderfall Waterfall dies. Ideas over flowed and I have used them in different ways to show their versatility, (watch this space/blog), but my first project is using the dies as they were designed for ... with a wee twist 😉

I had already thought of an oriental theme using the 'Bouquets & Banners Wonderfall die set' but after die cutting all the oval shapes, they didn't appear oriental enough (for me), hence the black matting panels. I measured the width of the mechanism and height of the largest die to make a mat measuring 8.5cm x 8cm.

After layering the panels, the black inside then looked very stark, so I just had to decorate the inside too. Using the next die edge down, married with the smaller decorative detail, I created my mats. The banner is included with the die set and I have used the mat layer, added the detail to create a perfect mount for my Will's Hand die sentiments.

The back ground was created using the Blocked Parquet Framed Screen die, cut 3 times to make my backing design. I even used it to decorate the inside of my card too ...

To cover up my mechanism workings, I have used the banner die again - cut in black - covered the edges by creating a medallion from smaller decorative die, mounted on to black card and then finished with a button.

To pull the mechanism down, I threaded some gold ribbon through the shank of a button, threaded it through the hole on the tab, knotted it at the back and voila a sturdy but decorative pull.

Welllllll ......? Did you succumb and get the dies? You won't regret your purchase as they are so versatile. I already have some shaker card designs in mind using the layering dies.

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Products used:
Tonic Studios - Dimensions - Bouquets & Banners Wonderfall Die Set - 2159E

   Bouquet & Banners Wonderfall die set

Craft Perfect
Majestic Gold Pearlescent Card A4 250gsm - 9500E-Pearlescent Card-Tonic Studios       Cherry Red 12x12 216GSM - 9197E-12X12-Tonic Studios  Jet Black 12x12 216GSM - 9132E-12X12-Tonic Studios
                      Majestic Gold Pearlescent            Cherry Red                     Jet Black

Additional dies used:

Creative Crafter's Challenge - anything goes
WWODT - anything goes
Crafter's Castle - anything goes + optional dimension
Papercrafter's linky party - anything goes
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Not just cards - anything goes


Ellibelle said...

This is absolutely amazing, love the design and the colors are simply stunning too!
I've made a waterfall card once, many many years ago at a stamping class, I may have to try it again! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing this week at my papercrafters' linky party!
"Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

Jeanie Ellis said...

I love your card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
Blessings, Jeanie
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafter's Castle

The Craft Princess said...

I have seen waterfalls in mini albums and scrapbooks but never on a card....what a cool idea!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

This is so cool, but for the life of me I can never figure out the pull down thing... I love your creativity and beautiful inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

Katie Lamb said...

Fabulous card

Isobel said...

Great project thank you for joining the challenge at

Jacqueline said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Ine Creaine said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Ine
DT for:

Annette Stapylton said...

Fabulously designed project. Looks amazing. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Annette Stapylton said...

Back again, and again, a fabulously designed project.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

Mary C said...

Great waterfall card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore

Challenge this month.

creatingincolors said...

I'm a little late to the game with the wonderfall madness, and I'm just now getting the dies. Your card is beautiful. I love how you created the black matting panels. Thanks for your inspiration!