Technique Squad Blog Hop - Pull Tab Card - November 2022
November 17, 2022
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today. I was very excited to create my card for this month's pull-tab technique. This is one of the first techniques I learned when I started attending card classes years ago. I am fascinated with the flipping of the squares when you pull on the tab. Such a simple thing. It is also a very versatile card, suitable for many occasions. There are lots of pieces to this card, but do not let that fool you into thinking it is a difficult card to make. I do not like making difficult cards. I love making easy cards that look difficult!
To make this card, you will need the following pieces:
Real Red card stock - 4 1/4" x 11', scored at 5 1/2"
Real Red card stock - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" (you can also use Designer Series Paper for this layer if you prefer)
Real Red card stock - 2" x 9", score at 2", 2 3/4", 3 1/2", and 4 1/4"
Mossy Meadow card stock - 2' x 2" (cut 4)
Glimmer Specialty Paper (White) - 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" (cut 3)
Basic White card stock - 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"
Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper - 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" (cut 3)
Real Red card stock - 3/4" x 3 7/8"
White Glitter Organdy Ribbon - 6" - 8"
To begin this card, I used my Stamparatus and Real Red ink to stamp my sentiments on the two pieces of Basic White card stock. After stamping each sentiment, I used Versa Mark ink and clear embossing powder to make the sentiments pop just a bit from the paper. Using the Stamparatus ensures that the image will line up perfectly each time I stamp it.
Next, I used my Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine and the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the 4 1/8' x 5 3/8" piece of Real Red card stock. I adhered this layer to the front of my card base using Stampin' Seal adhesive.
To create the pull tab, I folded the 2" x 9" piece of Real Red card stock along each of the score lines. I used my bone folder to burnish these creases so that this piece would "waterfall" when the tab was pulled.
I created the squares by layering the Basic White with the sentiment onto one of the Mossy Meadow squares. The other three squares were a layer of Mossy Meadow, White Glimmer Paper, and Designer Series Paper.
I used a punch to create the circle for the ribbon. I tied the ribbon in a simple knot. The square with the sentiment should be attached just under the score line. You want to make sure you do not cover the score line because it will impede the flow of the waterfall when the tab is pulled.
Add the second decorated square just below the next score line. Repeat for the third and fourth squares as well.
Now it is time to assemble the card. Adhere the 3/4" x 4 1/8" piece of Real Red card stock to the front of the card. You will want to place it towards the bottom of the card so that the 2" x 9" piece is centered. You will want to make sure you use a strong adhesive to adhere just the ends of this strip to the card front. Do not put adhesive across the entire strip as this is where the pull tab piece will be placed.
Next, place a strip of adhesive along the back side of the 2" x 9" strip as indicated in the picture.
Attach this piece to the front of the 3/4" x 4 1/8" strip of Real Red card stock. Tuck the other end behind this strip of card stock so that the ribbon end of the strip is about 1/2" below the strip.
Once assembled, gently pull on the ribbon and the squares will flip over one at a time, very similar to a waterfall..
To finish the card, adhere the large piece of Basic White card stock to the inside of the card.
I hope you enjoyed the Waterfall Pull Tab technique and give it a try. Please be sure to hop over to JoAnn Pollock's pull tab card by clicking on the next button below.
Here are the products that I used in my card today: