Happy World Card Making Day! Yes there is a day set aside to celebrate all that is wonderful about not only making cards but sending or giving handmade cards. To inspire you I am sharing my Cascade Cards that were the samples for my September Class in a Kit. Two different styles, using either plain card or patterned papers. As you can see you get quite a different result.
The card above was made using Basic White and Basic Black card which was then stamped with images from Shaded Summer stamp set. The matching dies came from the die set that was available during Sale-a-bration, Summer Shadows.
I last taught this card technique in 2011. You can see one of the samples if you click here you can see one of many I posted back in 2011. Type Zig Zag card into the Search bar on this page to see other samples.
They were known as Zig Zag cards when I did them in 2011. On searching Pinterest this time I found they are now known as Cascade Cards!
So this time my cards don’t have a decorative edge as we no longer have long style Stampin’ Up! edging punches. I rather like the clean appearance over the fancy edge. So the card above had the Daisy Lane stamps inked over the Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent card using tone on tone ink. The daisies are made using the Medium Daisy punch.
Now how different does this card style look using patterned papers? The one above was made from Sale-a-bration papers, Penguin Playmates and the one below from Heartwarming Hugs papers. The front dies for the greeting for both of these are part of the Seasonal Label dies. The greeting came from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set for the penguin card. For the one below it is from the very versatile set Best Year. The tree punch is Pine Tree.
I hope I have given you some fun ideas for your Cascade Cards. If you would like the tutorial and you live in Australia send me a message and I will let you know how to purchase it.
Happy Stamping on World Card Making Day!