June 02, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Decorative Fancy Diamonds

Hi Everybody,

Kraft card is often overlooked by the card maker simply because it is inexpensive and we often think that it is not fancy enough. But when it is teamed with white and some really pretty shapes it can make the most beautiful of designs for you and won't cost the earth to produce

Spellbinders Supplies:

Instructions:

From white card and #7 from Matting Basics A I have created my base card,

With the Kraft card and #7 from Matting Basics B 

Create another layer with white from #6 Matting Basics A and emboss this with any folder that you have in your "Stash"

Adhere the embossed piece to the Kraft layer and wrap ribbon around these two before adding them to the card base with foam tape for dimension

With the detailed dies #2 and #3 from Decorative Fancy Diamonds cut the shapes in Kraft Card

With dies #3 and #6 from Fancy Diamonds cut these panels in white and add foam pads to the backs of all these pieces

Layer these together alternating between the colors


With Kraft card I have cut the sentiment several times and glued them all together ... one on top of the other to create a thick solid wording to add to my card front

Arrange the flowers in a pleasing display and add in some pearls in the corners for the finishing touches.

And don't forget if you line the card to match the front then you will have really pretty card that is strong enough to stand all by itself without the back panel curving

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx







34 comments:

  1. Hi Christina, thanks for the tutorial of this lovely card. I really love the pretty shade you've used and the fancy diamond die is great, I must put it on my forever going wish list. Janelle x

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  2. lovely card, the craft card looks good
    cheers Kaye

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  3. Lovely card, very pretty. I keep forgetting about your top tip with the word dies but it makes them really stand out so much more.

    Michele

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  4. Indeed a very pretty card! I like the two colours together plus of course the lovely dies

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  5. Good morning Christina, wow what a gorgeous card the colour combination is sooooo beautiful too never thought of using Kraft card must see if I can buy it here ?Thank you for the tutorial shall make this card today but then have to use a different colour scheme.Thank you for sharing your talent Christina.Take care Jane B.

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  6. I love the look of beige and white, so summery, beautiful! xx

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  7. Hello Christina, such a pretty card, and as you say Kraft card with white can look stunning as it does on today's card. I like the diamond shape dies, and the way you mix them together. Batten the hatches today, it's windy out there. X Ros

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  8. Morning Christina,
    Love, love, love your beautiful card. Gorgeous.
    Lydia
    X

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  9. Hi christina another beautiful card x

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  10. you are right about teeming it with white. it looks stunning. the cards i have seen previously with kraft card are so dull.that is beautiful.thanks for the tutorial.

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  11. This is so pretty and the kraft card really sets it off beautifully, I'm off to hunt out my stash of kraft card now. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Lorraine

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  12. Hi Christina,
    Love your card, it's lovely to see the Kraft card used with the white and the word really stands out after being built up.
    Di B x

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  13. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful Card this morning and excellent tutorial! I love the color combination and the "Christina Touch" to this card! I really appreciate your Tuesday Tutorials and all the work you put into them. They are of great value and wonderful reference material. Thank you so very much for all you do for us. Enjoy a lovely day. Big Hugs.

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  14. Another stunning creation Christina

    Anne

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  15. LOVE using kraft!! It can be used for casual, playful, elegant or anything in between!! Beautiful card! TFS!

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  16. Hi Christina- Another lovely card. I have the diamond dies but haven't got round to using them yet - guess I'll have to find some Kraft card- never used it at all but the way you have blended the colours has inspired me. xxx

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  17. Beautiful Christina love the colour co-ordination, and the card is stunning love the way you have mounted the sentiment and glued it together will have to look at buying this die looks really effective.
    Kind regards Anne Owens

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  18. Good afternoon Christina
    Todays card looks really good, using the Kraft and white cardstock. Love how you embellish your cards with the flowers. The dies make a good focal point on the card.
    Best wishes
    Joan from Newcastle

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  19. Hi Christina
    Another lovely card and tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. So beautiful Christina :)
    Hugs,
    Guida

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  21. Beautiful, all those layers!! Thanks for the tutorial. Dianne

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  22. Wow Christina, you did an awesome job using the kraft card stock for your card.
    Love the card and the ribbon goes so well with the color combo.
    Well done

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  23. The muted colors like make this a gorgeous card..along with the dies you used. Great job, Christina.

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  24. Lovely card Christina. Like the colours and everything about really. Thank you for huge tutorial

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  25. This is great Christina. Love the colours and detail xx Jan

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  26. Love this! Thank you for highlighting craft card because I DO often overlook it & don't think about how versatile & pretty it can be!

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  27. This is a beautiful card. Craft card sure is lovely with white. And thanks for the tutorial :)

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  28. This is a lovely card Christina. I usually only use Kraft card for men but using it with the White has given it a much softer look. Will now definitely think feminine. X

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  29. Such a stunning card! I just love your work. Thank you!

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  30. Beautiful. I have not heard the term "Kraft" card. I know. :)

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  31. Thank you so much for this great tutorial...you are surely one of the best for inspiration, you make simple so stunning....luv Ursula xx

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  32. Wow
    Marvelous, wonderfully made.colours perfectly combined.perfectly lined up.ofcourse I can't expect anything less.thanks christina

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