Technique Junkies

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cascading Card Challenge

How's THAT for an alliterative title, eh? ;)  Welcome back to another monthly challenge here at Technique Tuesday!  Thank you to all who played along last month with Faux Pressed Flowers--the winners will be announced on the 15th of this month!
July's Top Winner will receive 3 digital sentiments made by yours truly, and each stamper who's card is showcased will receive 1 digital sentiment made by yours truly! ;)  Here's the best part--THE WINNERS get to choose what they want their sentiment to say and what style!  If this doesn't sound like something you'd like, you could choose from some sentiments that I already have made. :)

This is how it will work--please email me within 5 days with the sentiment(s) that you would like and choose from the following styles: classic (ie Times New Roman type font), elegant (ie cursive font), whimsical (ie swirly/kid type font), or fun (handwriting font).  More information will be mentioned when the winners are announced!

Now let's get to this month's tutorial, shall we?  I'm sorry that last month stumped some of you--I hope you keep working at it until it works!  This month we're going to learn a new fold.  Our technique this month is called...Cascading Card.

Cascading Card

Materials Needed
1 piece of paper measuring 12"x8" (mine is double sided patterned paper)
cutting tool with scoring blade attachment
Stamps, ink, punches, etc. for decoration

"How To"

1. Lay your paper horizontally and score deeply at 2", 4", 8", and 10".  Make a very light but visible score at 6".

2. Turn your card into a vertical position and mark the top at 5.5" and the bottom at 2.5".  Do this lightly with a pencil so that you can erase the marks later on.

3. Place your paper onto your cutting tool and cut at an angle from the two marks you just made.  It's a bit tricky--you may need to cut the last bit with scissors.  If you don't want to do this with your cutting tool, you could draw a faint line from the two points and cut with scissors.

4. On each of your two pieces, mark the longer side (vertically) at 2.75" and the shorter side at 1.25".

5. Line your ruler up at an angle between these two points and make faint marks at the 2", 6", and 10" score lines.

6. Cut one piece of your paper from the slanted edge to each mark.  Cut the other piece of paper from the straight edge to each mark.  This will allow you to combine the two pieces to create your folded card base.

7. Accordion fold your pieces at the 2", 4", 8", and 10" scores.  NOT THE 6".  Trust me.  You don't need to.  Voice of experience, friends! ;)

8. Put your pieces together and it should be able to fold down flat.

9. Decorate as desired.

I can't wait to see your fabulous creations! Please check my rules under the rules tab above if you need more guidelines.  Happy crafting!!! :)


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Great Card and Tutorial. Im saving the page as a favorite and going to play over the next couple of days and make a cascading card, Thanks Hazelx

joy said...

You are so creative. I Will try this one.

Jennipher said...

This is absolutely stunning! I'm not sure I can do this but, I might just give it a try. So creative.

Carol said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think I may give this a try!

Karen said...

Hi Mynette thank you so much for the lovely comment you've left on my blog! I will try to come over and play - the problem at the moment is that I'm trying very hard to get on to some design teams and, for the moment, that needs to take precedence. But as soon as I can I promise to come and play lol Karen x

chrissie said...

Thankyou for the comment on my blog. I would love to try this card but not sure if I can make the deadline. Yours is amazing.

Love Chrissie xxxx

krcmasterpiece said...

What a cool technique! I'm going to "play" with you! Thanks for the sweet comments.

Jacqueline said...

Oh...Wow... this is beautiful. I will see if I have the curiage to make one too. :)

Karen said...

Thanks for tutorial and the beautiful finished card. I might just have to play along this month, as I am off work for July (School Office manager) I get so busy with my DT commitments, that I forgot to create just for fun.

creaties van kokosnoot said...

Hello Mynnette. Thank you for letting me know about this blog. I will try to make my own cascading card in the next week.

Jacqueline said...

I have translated all to dutch and give it a try.... But I am a little bit insecure, so only when it is oke or better, I will join the challenge. :) Good luck everybody!
Hugs, (Crea)Jacqueline

CG said...

Thank you for the awesome challenge, tutorial & inspiration! I had a blast!

Liz O. said...

Love your pictorial, could not resist and had to make one! Thank you for stopping by and inviting me to come over and play!
Have a lovely day!

BlackLissi said...

Thank you so much for a lovely comment on my blog! What a wonderful tutorial and challenge! I'm really impressed! I would like to join your challenge. We'll see what I can conjure up.
Big hug
Maria (BlackLissi)

Unknown said...

Wow Mynnette, a super card and tutorial. I am going to try and do this one. Been busy with dad and create at night but not enough hours in the day. Now I really must do this one and enter...luv n hugs, annie xx

Debbie said...

Thank you for a wonderful tut!! This type of card is amazing and was so fun to make!! Yours is beautiful!!!

Peanut said...

Great tutorial, Mynnette. I had so much fun making my card - not something I would have attempted on my own! Many thanks.

Sheryl said...

Thanks Mynette for this fab tutorial - I'm off to try one now thanks so much. Hugs Sheryl xx