Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Garden Cascade

I have been one busy girl here lately!  I really enjoy making cards for people!  Well, this unique "Cascade" card was made for my niece who is turning 17 today!  Woohooo!  Where does the time go, and why do these kids have to grow up so fast?  I wanted to make this for her and had this all planned out in my head about 2 weeks ago and even started on it about a week early.  Then as I worked on it, I got a little stumped on my inspiration for it.  So it sat for a while until I had a chance to get back to it.  Does anyone else have that problem?  I was going for the elegant "garden" look.  I am fairly pleased at how this turned out though.  I just hope she really likes it and doesn't see this post before she receives it!  LOL  This "cascading" technique is rather simple to make, but there are several different styles/folds/sizes to choose from.  I made mine by combining several different tutorials that I found here on-line. So it really is open to your own interpretation of what you want it to look like.  Anyways, I hope you enjoy what you see and maybe you will give it a try too!

I used:
Poutpouri Basket Cricut Cartridge:  Ivy
Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut Cartridge:   flowers and grass 
Spring Cottage Cricut Cartridge:  Fence, Gate/arbor, Bird, Tulips
Martha Stewart- Deep Edge Punch - Trellis
Blue Textured card stock for the base
Colorbok Pattern Pack: Rosewood for the background papers
White card stock for the trellis, fence, and gate/arbor
Light and dark green card stock for the backgrounds and the ivy
DCWV The Glitzy Glitter Stack for the flowers and the birds
Sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Lobby
Dimentional Tape

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
I hope you have a day filled with many blessings!