Sunday, 24 June 2018

Cascade Card Video

Hello, Crafters.

We had a great time at training yesterday! We covered a lot of ground, and I think everyone felt they learned a lot. There were only thirteen of us, plus Natalie and Paula; and just six of us swapping! Initially this was rather disappointing, but once I saw the fabulous swaps I received, I was thrilled! I'll share them with you tomorrow!

 Today's video shows how to make a Cascade Card. As we had a major
 colour re-vamp on 1st June this year, I have a lot of cardstock
 leftover which I'm planning to use for practice cards. 

The first card base I cut was in Tangerine Tango cardstock (CS), which 
I used as a template, and which I'll keep for when I make 
another Cascade Card! 
The next one I made was using Always Artichoke CS, and although
 I'm not happy with it, I still shared it in my video to support my comment
 that the cardstock needs to be decorated one way or another. 

The third one - my first serious card - was made with Marina Mist CS.
 This is also now a retired colour which means the cardstock, ink 
and DSP are no longer available. I was really pleased with my 
finished design so I was ready to make  the video!  
When I'd made the Always Artichoke CS card, I knew that the cardstock 
for this style of card needs to be decorated. I dismissed the idea of
 dry embossing as that weakens the fibre in the cardstock. This left 
me with Designer Series Paper (DSP), and stamping a
 design on the cardstock.
 I made a card using Tranquil Tide CS onto which I stamped a design
 on one side using Whisper White Craft Ink. I finished decorating
 it properly after I'd finished the video. I also used Tranquil Tide CS for the card
 I made in the video, and decorated it using Tranquil Textures DSP.
 It was at  this stage made my biggest ever video blooper. I've left it in 
the video so  you can see how I got myself out of it! 
I'm really pleased with my  finished card, and I hope you like it, too! I 
wish you a very blessed Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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