Wednesday 21 May 2014

Cascading in to Space

It was a grand-nephew's birthday last month and this is the cascading card I made for him.  I've liked this style of card for some time because it can look 3D but can also lie flat for posting.  It can also be adapted to suit any occasion theme for either male or female.

The cascading part of the card was made from a 12" x !2" sheet of card with the connecting arches cut using Spellbinders plain circles.  The patterned papers and elements were taken from the Nitwit Collection Spaced Out and resized using My Craft Studio.  The small circle embellishments were resized so that they could be punched out using Stampin' up's one inch circle punch and the larger image at the front of the card was framed using Spellbinders plain circle dies.

The spaceship and star embellishments were die cut using Quickutz dies and then attached to strips of acetate so that they looked as though they were out in space when attached to the card.

When I'd got the cascading part made it felt flimsy compared to the usual cards I make so I decided to attach it to the front of a card blank instead to give it strength but made the error of setting it too high up the card instead of along the bottom edge so that when the card was set up it fell forward.  Two pale blue circles were added to the front corners as props to lift the card and stop it falling over.  Happy accident.

The only other embellishments added to this card were silver peel off stars and red elastic tied around the spine of the card.

The insert was also decorated with punched out images and silver stars.  It was fun to try something a bit different and I may try this again.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xxx

I'd like to enter this cad in the following challenges
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 166 - Happy Birthday 
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge May 20th - 26th - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge May 19th - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 85 - Cards for Males or Male Colours
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance Challenge - One for the Boys
Craftitude Challenge 65 - That's Die-licious (Use a Die)
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge 176 - To Die For
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge 33 - No Flowers/Nothing Floral 


  1. Never seen this type of card before Liz its fabulous. Susan x

  2. Gorgeous card Liz thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  3. Wow, this is fabulous. Don't think I've seen a cascading card like this. Great job! TFS your card at DCD this week.

  4. Super card and what fun, very eye catching for a little one.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT xx

  5. A lovely card with such depth. Gorgeous colors. Thank you for sharing at cfth challenge

  6. perfect card, bright and beautiful with lots going on! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  7. Fantastic male card, thanks for joining us at A creative romance, boys cards challenge.
    DT Teresa x

  8. Awesome card Liz!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin Divas!

  9. What a perfect card for a little guy! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    TTCRD Design Team