Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Few Last Cards for 2014

I have two final card creations for the end of 2014.

This first one was inspired by Scor-pal's More Than One Score challenge, which was an anything goes challenge.  I've been wanting to try my hand at a cascade card, and this seemed like the opportunity.  So here is my card all closed up . . .

And here it is opened up and standing at a few different angles . . .

The hardest part was figuring out the scoring and measuring, realizing that I wanted this card to fit into an A2 envelope.  I used strips of paper that were 5 1/2" x 12" and scored down at the 4 inch mark, and then used additional score lines at 2, 6, and 10 to make my cuts on the panels so that these pieces all fit together (slotted).  This was like figuring out a puzzle. 

I definitely see another one of these in my future, as it was a lot of fun to create.  The key is to only adhere embellishments to one side or the other so that once it is open, the pieces move freely. 

For my second card I was inspired by the photo inspiration at Inspirational Challenge (photo included with my supply list below).

 This card would work to bring in the new year, but I'll be using it as a masculine birthday card!  One of the techniques I used on this card was to emboss the edges of the panels with the silver embossing powder. 

Happy New Year!  Here's hoping that 2015 will be loaded with health, happiness and creativity.

Visit Our StoreSupplies Used - Cascade Card
Cardstock:  Bazzill and Neenah
Pattern Paper:  DCWV
Stamps:  birthday4cookie from The Stamps of Life
Dies:  Cookie Dies from The Stamps of Life and Triple Card Frame Flip-it from Sizzix
Ink:  Memento, Copic Markers,
Ribbon:  DCWV Ribbon, Floss from Studio Calico and Little B Washi Tape
Other:  Clear Frosties from The Stamps of Life (September Card Kit)  

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Studio Calico*
Pattern Paper:  Studio Calico*
Stamps:  City Stamp Set (Life.Love.Paper for Studio Calico)
Ink:  Versamark and Ranger Silver Embossing Powders
Other:  Enamel Dots from Twine + Ink*

*from Studio Calico Park Avenue Card Kit


  1. Fabulous card...just too darn cute! Happy New Year!

  2. Your first card is a delightful, intricate, smile-making treat! Somebody will have one gigantic smile on their face when they receive it. Sweetness,+++. Your second card is a charming take on the photo inspiration; a most 'handsome' birthday card indeed. Thank you for sharing your gem in the Inkspirational gallery! Happy New Year!

  3. Great combination of pattern paper for the masculine card.
    Thanks for playing with us at INK. Hope you'll join us again next time :)
    Pia xx