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Monday, May 6, 2013

Cascading Mother's Day Card

Hello! Sorry that I have been MIA in what seems like forever, but I've been around just not posting. We have been super busy trying to get our house ready to put on the market. It is taking longer than expected and I think we are going to have to have a gigantic garage sale soon. How on earth have we collected sooo much stuff is beyond me. Every year we take two or three truck loads to Goodwill or Salvation Army so why do we still have all this stuff?

Any way I do have a card to share with you on this glorious Monday! It has finally reached the 80's here in the PNW. Yeah!
I made this for my mother for Mother's Day. I picked up a copy of CardMaker (Spring2013) about a month ago. It was the cover that caught my eye with a picture of what they call Cascading Card and they even had a tutorial to go with it.
Pretty isn't it!

Here is how mine turned out:

Theirs was a birthday card but I thought it would also make a very nice Mother's Day card.
I loved the colors and just added a bit of orange. I didn't have the right spellbinders die for the front of the card so instead I  cut a rectangle, rounded the corners then ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss dot folder. I then ran the inking tool over the raised dots with Walnut distress ink. I stamped "Happy Mother's Day on a scrap piece of cardstock from Linen Closet (one of my favs from DCWV.). The chipboard bird is so sweet. I just inked the edges of the chipboard bird with Walnut Stain distress ink and colored a white pearl black for the birds eye. I adhered the bird with a pop up dot. The big blue flowers are from Creative Memories and I inked the edges, again using the Walnut Stain distress ink. I then added the smaller orange flowers and added a big pearl to the centers of the orange flowers. The leaf die is from Sizzix.
The next two levels of the card I just repeated the flowers and leaf branch except I added a Martha Stewart punched butterfly to the last level. Then at the top I again used another scrap of Linen Closet cardstock to stamp "Mom" and added a flower. I did have the right Spellbinders die for the back piece and I also inked the edges of it with the Walnut Stain ink.

I am wishing all of you mom's out there an early Happy Mother's Day as I probably won't be able to make a post until after Mother's Day.


  1. Um...WOW! That is beautiful. I can't even figure out how you built the card. Just amazing.

  2. Okay, so I went from your latest post back down to this one cuz I want to start right from where I left off! You have been one incredibly busy woman....I missed so much....but not anymore with the sweet follow me feature!

    This cascading card is absolutely unbelievable! I studied your beautifully clear and perfectly photographed images forever! The detail absolutely blows me away! Your mom will be tickled pink when she sees this card...I should likely have used past tense as Mother's Day has come and gone!

    Wow Wow Wow!!!


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