Saturday 12 January 2019

Doodle Flowers Cascading Card

I was asked to make a cascading card by a friend.  I haven't made one for ages but I am really pleased with the dramatic effect of the finished piece using Tina Cox's Doodle Flowers (designed for Claritystamp).
I did some research as I hadn't made one of these for a while and found an excellent tutorial by Dr Sonia.  I changed one aspect of her design as I worked on two pieces of card 6" x 12".  Each card was marked at 3" along one shorter edge and cut on the diagonal from the top of the other side.  The half way lines for cutting the slots are also easier to work out as they become 3" and 1.5" respectively.
Once I had checked that the two pieces fitted together properly I could work on decoration.  I stamped and heat embossed three of the stems from the stamp set onto the panels using Versamark ink and silver EP.  I also added one of the tiny birds from the same set on the front. I did take the panels apart for stamping once I had worked out where I needed to work.
Next I added leaves to the stems.  Once again I used Versamark ink, but this time brushed Forever Green Perfect Pearls over the stamped images.
To create the flowers,  I stamped a variety of the images from the Tina's Doodle Flowers stamp set onto stamping card in Onyx Black Versafine and heat embossed them in clear E.P.
I then added orange, scarlet and yellow Brushos and some white pearl Pixie Powder to the card and spritzed with water.  I moved the colour around with my finger and repeated until I was happy.
I must admit that rather than cutting out the images by hand I used my Brother Scan N Cut on direct cut mode.  The three flowers on the right were cut out using a circle die first.
It only remained to add the flowers to the stems on the card.

The card folds completely flat for posting and fits into a C6 envelope.

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