For my March ATC card (theme- A Touch of Green), I decided to do a waterfall card. There are a lot of steps, so this posting is long. Here's how to do it:
The measurements are SPECIFIC to make it fit on a ATC.
I used the creasing tool (black blade) on my Fiskars trimmer to make these creases.
This shows the paper creased
I punched out my shapes, could be just squares. Note: they are 2 sided so you need 2X whatever you are using
Glued the shapes together so they are decorated on both sides
Now it is time to put on the "slider" bar
You glue/tape it (design side) to the backside of the actual part that moves
Now we are going to attach the parts that "flow"
Notice you only glue them to the small section of the waterfall
Do that will all of them
Fold the long unadorned piece behind the decorated side
Now we are going to attach the "slider bar" that holds the waterfall to the card
With a paper piecer we make holes for the brads
The only thing holding the front (the waterfall part) onto the back card are these brads. You can choose to glue them down if you'd like but ONLY put glue on the small tabs that are not glued to the waterfall part. (The waterfall WILL NOT work if anything else is glued down).
You now can pull on the long unadorned piece and the waterfall should "flow"
Here's how it ended up:
Here are 2 other versions:
Please e-mail me or leave a comment if you need any help.