Friday, 21 June 2013

First Anniversary Cascade Card

This one is something of a sequel.  Not sure if anyone remembers my Wedding Tryptic card & matching  box for the 'main event' last year but I have combined a couple of elements from the wedding card for my niece & hubby for the one now celebrating their first anniversary together. The main element of which is the lattice-work & bells which I have incorporated into another shaped card, this one being a 'cascade fold'.

To do this, I first created my own cut-file for a cascade card, combining a larger 'back-plate' to add extra interest not only to the front view in the form of the 'heart-arch' shape but also to give me extra room to add an image. (Any excuse to colour!!!)  To this I then added my own bells/lattice design into the front panels. I kept the colour-way used for the wedding (blue bridesmaids dresses) adding embossed mats for the larger 'cascades' though not for the smallest so that the fretwork design would show up better. I also added the couples initials into a central heart.

To the largest cascade elements, I also added floral embellishments & these multi-layered flowers are from 'Miss Kate Cuttables' (flowers with vine) & when I say multi-layers I mean loads of layers!!!! 3 for the leaves alone not to mention the flowers!!!! Like the rest of the card, the white on white flowers were cut from a combination of plain & different pearlescent card before being topped off with pearls & a few matching blue gems.
Lots & lots of layers for dual-side flowers.

On the reverse of the middle cascade I have added a sentiment to one side & the handwritten 'from' on the other.

The back-plate - again embellished with pearls - features a Precious Moments image coloured with Promarkers. Two more mirrored sets of floral bouquets (glued to the ones behind make then very sturdy), help frame the image too I think.

Hope you like it & thanks for visiting my blog!

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for:

Passion for Promarkers - at least 5 flowers (14 actually, LOL - 3 on each bouquet plus 2 individual ones with leaves on the embossed mats)
Quirky Crafts - more than one fold
Wags 'n' Whiskers - wedding/anniversary/love
Inky Chicks - love
Bearly Mine - flowers galore
Little Red Wagon - no pattern paper
LEJ Designs - add some texture (embossed panels)
Whimsy - shaped cards
Country View - die cuts (Silhouette Cameo digital cutter)
Paper Makeup - punches/dies (Silhouette Cameo digital cutter) plus digital image
Emerald Faerie - punches/dies (Silhouette Cameo digital cutter)
Southern Girls - punches/dies (Silhouette Cameo digital cutter)
Word Art Wednesdays - anything goes (with inspirational quote)
Crafty Catz - pick 'n' mix (anything goes with optional extra embossing)
There She Goes - anything goes
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Stamping for the Weekend - anything goes
Stamping with the Dragon - anything goes
Pollycraft - anything goes.


  1. Gorgeous creation, so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  2. Absolutely stunning. I'm always in awe of your work and coloring!

  3. Wow stunning card ,lovely work ,i am sure your neice & hubby will love it ! x

  4. ohhhh wowww,Wat is dit schitterend gemaakt.
    Ben er echt weg van.

    Liefs Riet.

  5. Ooooh, Tine. It's absolutely gorgeous hun.

  6. This is such a WOW piece of art! the 3D fold to the card is stunning as well as the embossed pannels and the embellishments. the image you have used is perfect. I really like this. Good luck...

    Thank you so much for entering challenge #58 'add some texture' over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog. I really hope you will join us for more of our future weekly challenges....

    Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Member

  7. oh wow! what a gorgeous surprise of a card!! its just awesome!
    Thank you so much for playing along in our Floral fantasy challenge this week over on the PFP challenge blog
    Hugs Lou xxx

  8. WOW certainly not a card, a true work of art. Amazing work, so much fabulous detail. LOVE IT.
    Thanks for joining in with the Floral Fantasy Challenge at PFP this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  9. Fabulous Tine! An amazing and intricate cut file, what a beauty and a superb image and colouring too, I really love it, have a lovely weekend. Chris x

  10. This is absolutely lovely, Tine. You put a lot of work into this, and I'm sure it will be treasured. Great work, and thanks SO MUCH for sharing it in our challenge this week.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. As always Tine just gorgeous...!!

  12. Oh my this is another gorgeous card, love everything about it.
    Kim xXx

  13. What a pretty anniversary card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this week well of “flowers galore”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  14. Gorgeous Tine, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  15. What a gorgeous card! Love all the detail on it and the intricate cuts! Thank you for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers - good luck! Susan x

  16. OMG Tine, your card is stunning.. as soon as I saw it on the blog I knew it was going to be one of your amazing cards .. wow wow!!! Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  17. This is stunning. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny

  18. Very clever card and such pretty details. Thanks for joining us over at LRW this week.

  19. Brilliant card thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week and good luck

  20. Gorgeous card, love the image & design. Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft, good luck!

    Donna x