Thursday, May 31, 2012

Another Cascading Card

Cascading cards are very fun to make! I used some old Stampin' Up! double sided paper here.
Above you see the card open. Below, it's closed and ready to be placed in an envelope for mailing.
Made a "brad bow" ala Tim Holtz with some green tulle.

Stamps: Michael Strong, Savvy Stamps
Ranger Distress inks
Clear Embossing powder

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cascading Card

I learned about the Cascading Card from Carla and Hetty over at the Yahoo Group, Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps.

Above, you see the card open. Below it is closed (kind of). It does flatten so you can place it in an envelope.


There are many CASCADING CARD tutorials online.  Jan Farring's tutorial shows an efficient way to proceed. Dr. Sonia's tutorial has a nice photo showing exactly where the cuts are to be made. Chris at Calla Lily Studio has a nice video tutorial and so does Frenchie. I have lots of double sided paper and hope to make more cascading cards!

Stamps: Michael Strong's Mini Cloisonne Pets and Mini Cloisonne Wings (butterfly) I love Mike's stamps!! The rubber makes great impressions and works well with distress inks.
Sentiment: Stampin' Up!
Distress inks: rusty hinge for cat, frayed burlap for dog and shabby shutters for butterfly, walnut for sentiment
Clear Embossing powder. I just love how the distress inks can be embossed!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Celebrate First Holy Communion

Today is a day to celebrate! Our friend's oldest son is making his First Holy Communion. Here is the card I made for him.