I've been waiting for the perfect dies to come along for me to make a cascading card so I was thrilled when these Verso Strip Dies were designed as they are perfect for the card tops.
I took two sheets of A4 white pearlescent card and marked where I wanted to cut them, I marked one side at 8" and the other at 4". I then joined these marks up with a pencil and cut along them diagonally. I placed each one on my scoring board and scored at half A4.
As die cutting gives you a right side and a wrong side you need to decide where you are going to place your dies, to do this you just need to line your cards up on your workspace with the smallest edges meeting together and make a little pencil mark that can be rubbed out later. Take one of your cards and tape the scalloped edge from the beautiful buckles in place and run it through your die cutter, match the die back up along the length to continue the scalloped edge and run it through again. Repeat this for your other sheet remembering to place your die on the right side of your card. Next you need to tape the pattern die down in place and die cut this, match your die up again and repeat for the rest of the card. Again, you need to duplicate this on your other sheet making sure its facing the right way.
To make the slits for your cards to fit together you need to place each card back on your scoring board and make a tiny pencil mark at the gate A4 line on the bottom of your card.
Now you need to turn your card around and do the same for the other side but this time placing your mark on the top of your card. As you can see from the photographs I have measured to the centre of my card then cut from these pencil marks to that centre line.
You will need to measure your panels to cut your layering pieces, angling them as needed.
As the card is so decorative in it's own right, I've kept the added decoration to a minimum with some die cut layered flowers, a gathered bow and a 'niece' die cut out of the Family Members die set. I added the 'I Miss You' out of the Just Because Sentiment set just gluing down the curly flourish at either end so that the card will stand and the sentiment will kind of stand out on its own away from the body of the card itself. I added a few pearls as the flower centres to finish the card.
I hope you like it and that you continue to catch up with Jodie for more demonstrations and ideas during the coming days.