On 24th June 2018, I published video No.394 called a Cascade Card. I remember this video really well because I thought it made a great card. Last week, one of my viewers asked if it could be made as an A2 card. For my video card I’d used a piece of cardstock which measured 6″ x 12″. As promised I started looking into it and found it was reasonably easy to make a C6 size card but when I tried the A2 card, I was getting into a lot of sixteenths of inches. I gave up and have contacted Maureen and explained how I fared! Although I failed to achieve what she had requested, I did see another cascading card which is what I’ve case’d for this week’s video!
I first saw a photograph on Pinterest of this Cascading Gatefold card by Stampingbella but I couldn’t see from her blog that she had made a video. I carried looking on Pinterest and eventually found a card made by Sam Calcott. I put my own own spin on it and am very pleased with the result. The biggest challenge was working out how to use two different designs of Designer Series Paper that weren’t back to back.
Eventually I talked it through with hubby and the penny dropped. Like so many things in this life, it’s easy when you know how! LOL! Unfortunately, I forgot to photograph my prototype! I’ll remedy it during the week and post some photographs on here. Although I used what I call a “rainbow pattern” design which I normally dislike very strongly, I was quite pleased how it turned out!
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used was from the Pattern Party which is on offer as a Hostess Gift in the current Annual catalogue. I think this is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered anything apart from stamp sets as Hostess Gifts in the ten years I’ve been a demonstrator. I’m happy to be corrected if I’ve forgotten a previous occasion. I imagine it has been a popular idea, because there is a similar offer in the forthcoming new catalogue.
After I had made my successful prototype card, I went on to make my “just before my video card” i.e. the Highland Heather card. The main difference between these two cards is that the two designs of DSP I used for the prototype were back to back and therefore very straightforward but for my Highland Heather card my two designs were on different pieces of DSP. Oh boy, did I get into a pickle? Somehow I was able to sort it out but not in a “correct” way nor in a way that I could have explained to anyone. But all’s well that end’s well.
The DSP I used for the Highland Heather card is Sweet Talk and although I was able to find three co-ordinating sheets, I had to compromise with the stripe design! I didn’t have enough to do vertical stripes inside and outside the card. I’m sure if I didn’t say anything, most crafters would probably assume I had designed it that way! I added a strip of the hearts DSP on the belly band because I wanted to add some red to the flowers and I decided this would help to tie the two together.
To create the flowers and leaves for this card, I used the Pierced Blooms Dies which I’m sorry to say will be retiring on 2nd May 2022 – another set that will be staying with me! For the leaves I have used Granny Apple Green Cardstock (CS), Basic White CS for the flowers and Real Red CS for the centres of the flowers. Using the green leaves has really added some pop to my card!
I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for the sentiments and layers – unfortunately, this is another set of dies that are retiring! For the sentiment on the front of the card I used dies no. 3 and 4 and for the sentiment and layer inside the court I used dies no. 2 and 3. I used Gorgeous Grape Ink to stamp the sentiments because I felt it would blend better with the dark stripes on the DSP.
The sentiment on the belly band is from the Pansy Patch Stamp Set and the sentiment inside the card is from the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set which will be retiring on 2nd. May 2022. I finished the belly band by adding five Iridescent Rhinestones i.e one inside each red flower and three on the sentiment. To post this card, I would put it in a C5 envelope and then pop it into a padded envelope.
I hope you enjoy today’s video. I look forward to being back during the week and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Note: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 12.7cm) card is suitable for A4 and Letter-size Cardstock users.
Balmy Blue Cardstock – 3 pieces 7” x 10½”
Score one sheet at 2½”, 2¾”, 7¾” & 8”
Score two sheets at 2½”, 5”, 7½”, 10”
You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces (see note below) 6⅞” x 9⅞”
Note: you need two identical sheet if you are using the design on the front AND on the back. If you are using the design from one sheet for the front A and the design from another sheet for the second design B put design A facing front and design B facing the back; then cut both sheets exactly the same.
You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper – inside card 4 pieces 2⅛” x 6¾”
You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper – front of card 2 pieces 2⅛” x 6¾”
Balmy Blue Cardstock – 1” x 11+”
Basic White Cardstock – 2” x ¾”
Score at 1”
Basic White Cardstock – 3” x ¾”
Score at ½”, 1”, 2” & 2½”
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for sentiments, flowers
Balmy Blue Cardstock – scraps for flowers and sentiment layers
Pear Pizzazz – scraps for leaves