January 20, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial ... Imperial Square

Hi Everybody,


One of the die templates that I showed you on Create and Craft last week was called Imperial Square

There where two cards on display that featured the die used in two different ways.

The  Silver and White  Imperial Square Card 1 and was on the  Blog at the beginning of December

I promised you the Imperial Square Card 2 would be added later .... well here it is

And I thought that maybe I would make this Tuesday Tutorial a regular thing with some of the new Spellbinders that are on the market.

Create your base card from  5x7 Matting Basics A & B    in the colors of your choice and emboss the top card

Set aside for a moment while we make the top layers.


From the largest die cut two shapes in your chosen color.

I used black and pink for mine and once die cut I carefully cut down the centre of both to create two halves

Decide which is going to be the top colour to your panels

Layer one on top of the other making them slightly off centre to produce a shadow effect underneath

I used foam pads to raise the top layer up from the base layer

On your base card take these shadowed layers and trim them so that they will fit the front of the card equally.



I added mine again with foam pads to raise them up as this gives more dimension to the layers.

Hide the join in the card with some matching ribbon.
To create the label for the centre use one of the corner dies as the pattern is slightly different on each one.

Then add one to each side of the centre label and add to the card front with foam pads

I also cut another label and inked it to match the card and to this I added in the sentiment

Add in the bow and any other embellishments you wish

And there you have another pretty card from Imperial Square ... tomorrows card will be a variation of the same die template

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx




42 comments:

  1. Christina I love the tutorial and the shadow effect is very effective. Thanks

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  2. hi Christina, what a pretty and very delicate card. I love the shadow effect....very clever. Thank you for sharing once again. x

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  3. amazing what you can achieve with beautiful dies, well done to you and thanks for the tutorial, I shall definately try and get these pretty templates when they becomec available. Thanks Christina, hugs Lyn
    xxxx

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  4. Lovely card today. I think Tutorial Tuesday sounds like a brilliant idea.

    Michele

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  5. very stunning card . beautiful dies. pearl.

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  6. Very pretty card and a clever use of the dies Christina , good to think outside that spellbinders box!!
    Thanks for the inspiration ,
    XxxxRuth

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  7. There is an elegance to this beautiful card that is understated. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us once again.

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  8. Hi Christina. What a stunning card, and excellent tutorial. I would never think of using pink and black together but it works beautifully. I don't have many dies and the spellbinders are really excellent, especially the new ones. My birthday is coming up in February, and I am going to ask my children to buy me some, as I love all these new ideas you keep coming up with. Thank you
    Anne Owens

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  9. Hi Christina
    What a lovely card. I haven't got this die but this has given me an idea to vary with dies that I already have. Thank you.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C

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  10. Aaah another beautiful card, I have the Victorian Medalion which is smaller but going to try to do similar. Really getting me fired up for today Christina. Thank you so much.xxx

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  11. Hi Christina lovely card and i liked the tutorial .
    thank you for taking the time to do it.
    Marion H

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  12. Good morning Christina, such a pretty card, I love the shadow effect I with two identical shapes. Thank you for running with one die and what can be done with it. So looking forward to tomorrows card. Have a great day.
    X Ros

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  13. Hi Christina, A lovely card and thank you for your tutorials, they are so helpful.

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  14. Morning Christina,
    A beautiful card, thanks for the tutorial.
    Lydia
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  15. Pink and black looks very elegant together Christina, it's a combination I don't think I have ever done. The dies are very nice.

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  16. Lovely card, I like the idea of the tutorial x

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  17. Good Morning Christina. Been up since 5:00 a.m. and it's almost 6:00 a.m. now. Nothing like the early morning hours. Even for us retired persons. :) The card today is OMG...simply elegant and beautiful! Thank you for my morning cup of "pretty fix". Love, Love, Love the tutorial and am really looking forward to your Tuesday schedule. I always forget about cutting something in half and piecing. I should think of that because I dabble in quilting just a little bit. You must have been a teacher in your past life Christina, because you do this sooooo well. Thank you for all you do for us. Enjoy a most beautiful day.

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  18. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful card, really lovely, thought I could do the same with Majesty die?
    Cheers,
    Di B x

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  19. Hi Christina, Happy to see you are doing the Tuesday Tutorials. Love the card. Thank you, Elsaxx

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  20. Lovely Morning To You Christina,I'm new here an very glad I decided to pop over.Your work is beautiful .So glad I'm enjoying.

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  21. Lovely, thank for sharing. Dianne Crowe

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  22. Fabulous die, the detail is so pretty. Thank you for the tutorial Christina - your card is beautiful. Pat x

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  23. gorgeous card. love how you explained it. thanks.

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  24. Hi Christina
    Another lovely card, and that's for the tutorial. I look forward to seeing tomorrow's card.

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  25. Gorgeous!! I love the shadow effect. I love your work.

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  26. I love the way you combine colors, dies and the great tutorials you show us. I have made some cards using some of your ideas, and my friends love them. Thank you for all the inspiration and taking the time to share your special talent. I am hooked on cardmaking.

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  27. WOW!!! What a stunning card, Christina! I love that die...I need that die LOL!

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  28. Great looking card and I love the colors of pink and black with white as the center of your card...
    Thanks for the written tutorial...it is always nice to see how a card is made.
    Well done Christina

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  29. Morning Christina, love this card. Looking forward to the blog hop you have planned.
    Always love to see your videos and tips for making cards. Dianne Crowe

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  30. This is brilliant, thank you for this super weekly treat, will def keep it on file, cutting die cuts up, what an amazing idea...thank you, thank you....luv Ursula xx

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  31. Thanks for showing different ways to use dies. The shadow effect is great, I just forget to use it, so need this reminder. The card is lovely.
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  32. So beautiful and thank you for sharing this x

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  33. What a gorgeous and fabulous card!!! I have always enjoyed your videos and look forward to more and to your hop!!

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  34. Christina you really have done Spellbinders proud with this wonderful card.
    I have used the shadow technique and had a good giggle when our adult nephew scratched his head for several seconds before he could worked it out! I was amazed that he even noticed the detail. OOOps thank you Christina for a very clear tutorial as usual.

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  35. A very pretty card and quite creative. I love how you cut the die cuts to create new designs. I also love the colors. The paleness of the pink makes it work with the black..very pretty!

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  36. Hi Christina
    What a great card, love it, the colours and the dies.
    Di B x

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  37. I loke the look of a square for a change. It is really pretty.

    sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  38. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and for the tutorial. Your cards are so amazing. Hugs Jennifer

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  39. Another great idea of yours, Christina. Looking forward to more ideas, thank you. xx

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  40. Hi Christina, what a beautiful card. I love the way you change the shape of a diecut by cutting it in two, must try it myself. Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial it's much appreciated, I just love your cards.
    Regards Liz.

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  41. Lovely clear Tutorial Christina and your gorgeous card says it all, great idea for your blog Christina x x x

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