Cascade Design for the Single Photo

April Swingler
April Swingler

This month on the Scrap Happy blog we are hi-lighting the Cascade style page design. The cascade is a great choice for a page where you want to use a large single photo.

I will show you first the page elements that I created to use on my page.
I chose to use Fuchsias collection from Pinkfresh Studios. I like to create my own page elements because it gives me more control over the colors. I used the stamp, die, and layered stencils along with Catherine Pooler inks and blending brushes in the colors shown. I created elements in 2 different color ways to give versatility so things wouldn’t be too matchy matchy. 

Inks Used

I selected this photo because it had a lot of empty space at the top but I wanted to keep it tall in order to allow the restaurant’s sign to peek through the cascade.  The photo is printed at 7″x3.5″ I knew I would have to rely on my other page elements to balance the unusually tall & narrow photo. The cascade is a great choice for a page where you want to use a large single photo.

I arranged the pieces into a cascade onto a 7×9 sized page. Next I laid down an oversized sheet of Press N Seal wrap & rubbed it all over my die-cut pieces to allow me to lift up the pieces while preserving the layout. This way I was able to decide on the size & placement of my photo. I used my color wheel to select complimentary colors for my base page. I ink blended Catherine Pooler’s Whipped Honey and Catching Rays and die cut an accent shape from the page. 

I chose a place for my journaling and began gluing down the elements on the page making adjustments as needed.

Products Used

  • Pinkfresh Studios Fuchsia Washi collection: Layered Stencil, die, & stamp
  • Pinkfresh Studios Rounded & Braided Rectangles Dies (from special event box kit – item not yet released)
  • Art Glitter Glue
  • Glad Press N Seal cling 
  • Picket Fence Studio Lifechanging Blender Brushes
  • Wendy Vecchi Make Art Station
  • Misti Stamp Platform
  • Catherine Pooler Inks: Glam, Sangria, Royal Treatment, Sugared Lavender, Lilac, Sparkling Berry,Spruce, Sage, Matcha, Garden Party, Whipped Honey, and Catching Rays

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