July 26, 2012

Interactive Cards: Waterfall Card

This is the last card before my final review of the Interactive Cards book, edited by Tanya Fox.  My sample card is on the front cover of the book.  Waterfall cards have several pieces that flip open when the bottom pull tab is pulled.

I thought a waterfall card would make a wonderful wedding card.  The instructions were straightforward, though it's a time consuming card to make, requiring numerous pieces and care when putting it together.

Here's my card, two shots of the front and the inside.  (Please ignore the rainbow over the wedding couple, that's from my window crystal, not a feature of the card.)

So, where's the difficulty you ask?  You have to secure the pull tab and flip pieces to the page with a horizontal bar (my gold lattice edged paper).  That bar must be secured to the page, but not secured where the pull tab flits through (it has to be able to move freely and so is not attached to the page - anywhere).

In other words, this is the problem with this card:

The front slides around.  When I first made the card I had the glue on the bar too close to where the pull tab comes through so it didn't work quite right.  I adjusted that, so now it's too loose.  The book's instructions say to use brads to attach the bar, which could solve this, but only insomuch that it might make it less loose.  The floppiness is inherent in the card type, so there's no getting rid of that entirely, just making it less obvious.  Still, that's something I would expect to read in a 'tips' section of the book (most helpfully on the page with the card itself).

cardstock: Recollections, dollar store (black embossed paper)
stamps: Inkadinkado Wedding, Martha Stewart Hearts stamp and ink set
punch: Martha Stewart Arch Lattice
dollar store: jewel, ribbon


Emily Leiphart said...

Very cool card, Jessica! I've never seen this type of interactive card before and I also enjoyed your review above. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Paper Smooches August Release Hop!

Patty Froese said...

I like that one. Pretty!