Cascade Wedding Card
As I mentioned in my last post, I was asked by a woman to make a custom wedding card for her daughter who is getting married in a few weeks. I wanted to make a few different samples since I wasn’t sure exactly what she wanted. This is sample number 2.
This card is called a Cascade Card. It folds flat for mailing, but the interlocking panels can be pulled out slightly when displaying it to add interest and depth.
The base, decorative panels and flowers were made from an svg file called Lily Cascade Card SVG by Dreaming Tree (3dsvg.com) and was cut with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine. To these elements, I added the bride and groom die cut from the “Wedding Couple and Arch” cut file by Megan Hardy Designs (design # 76229) which I purchased from the Silhouette Store.
I was having a heck of a time getting a photo that showed the true colors of this card! It is made with all shimmer and metallic card stock, and the colors look different depending on how the light hits it. For example, the blue on this card is all the same but looks different on different parts of the card. Anyway…
Sticking to the color scheme of the wedding, the card stock I used for this card was Recollections Shimmer Champagne, Gina K Metallic Silver, and Core’ dinations Navy Pearl. (They also have burlap which I couldn’t work into this design.) I embossed the decorative panels with the 5×7 Damask Background embossing folder by Darice. (The two back panels are 6 1/4 inches tall so a large embossing folder is needed.)
This card didn’t really have a place to open and add a stamped or handwritten message so I made a folded panel that followed the shape of the cascade card and adhered it to the back. So basically, the cascade card became my card front panel. It cascades a little less when attached to the back card base, but it still pulls out enough to see separation between the layers.
As I also mentioned in my last post, the couple getting married is 2 women so I altered the cut file and made an additional card sample with 2 brides, as requested.
An envelope is included in the svg file, but I ended up making one with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. I discovered (the hard way!) that you should have an envelope handy before adding the flowers because it they stick out too far to the sides or off the top, it may not fit!
I had made a shimmery white and silver version of this card before finding out the colors for this wedding.
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