Sunday, 21 July 2013

Cascade Card

Tri-fold cards are a great way to create impressive designs, just using a single sheet of card. 
To decorate this card I have used Crafter's Companion Frou Frou Collection, which you can download for free when you sign up to Club Inspire.
First I made the card by trimming A4 white card to 27cm, then scoring and folding to create three panels of 9cm. To create the 'waterfall' effect, I trimmed at a diagonal to take the corner off the front two panels. 
I printed all the embellishments onto white card and the patterned papers onto white paper, then cut everything to size, inking the edges of the paper before glueing to the panels. 
To decorate the butterflies, I used black wire for antennae and coloured gems for the bodies.  I arranged everything onto the card to make sure I was happy with the layout before glueing down. Some elements are glued directly and some using 3D foam pads to give the card more dimension. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. Polkadoodles - Week 29 Let It Fly
2. Great Impressions - Anything Goes
3. Crafty Cardmakers - Birthday
4. Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful card Nicola and such a fabulous design. Love your added detail too, so pretty :) Donna ♥ x

    PS: Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my card over at the DSB x

  2. This is a great fold. Love the soft colour palette and the pretty papers and butterflies.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  3. Thanks for entering the Imagination Crafts Challenge. Lovely card. Chris x

  4. The design and colors of this card are enchanting.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  5. Awww this is so pretty! I love the colours that you have used and your gorgeous little butterflies :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Birthday challenge.
    Fiona x

  6. Lovely colour scheme many thanks for joining us at polkadoodles

  7. wow such a pretty card, love the colours and all the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at PolkaDoodles this week and good luck
    Claire xx

  8. Fabby card living the colours x thanks for joining in at Imagination Crafts Challenge xx

  9. Lovely tri fold card. The colours you have used are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

  10. Now that's a beautiful card, Nicola! Thanks for playing along with us.
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts


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I am always trying to improve my colouring and cardmaking skills and constructive feedback is always welcomed.

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