April 01, 2015

Clean & Simple Card

Hi Everybody,

This pretty card is very simple for me ... and if you have been a regular follower then you will know how much I like to add the embellishments to my designs

But this one is using only Spellbinders dies to create every part of it and I really like the effect.

It is in a short vidoe for you to see the steps I took to make it and you are free to take those steps and utilise them as you wish.

I have used blue card in stripes spots and a birthday text from   AnnaMarie Designs  and the quality is a beautiful soft matt finish.

I particularly like the effect with the sentiment and this can be achieved with craft foam

But if you don't have any on hand then the same look can be done by cutting out the shape maybe four or five times and glueing them together

The dies I have used are ...

5x7 Matting basics A&B
Modern Stationery
Elegant Ovals
Pretty Petals A & B
Sentiments Three

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Wow-beautiful card. I love the tip about using paper on top of foam to make the sentiment stand out.


  2. Hi Christina, another beautiful card love the colours and love the dies.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  3. Morning Christina,
    A beautiful card, love the all of the layers, creates so much interest. Thanks for the video.

  4. Lovely card- the colours and textures blend perfectly. Another one to try xx

  5. Hi Christina
    Very lovely card made with ease as you say. I haven't got all the dies but adapting springs to mind. Thanks for the video
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  6. Thank you for the Video of your super lovely card Christina .
    Elaine H X

  7. I love this card, the colours and the use of the Spellbinders dies. Like the tip for the sentiment too and the flowers are gorgeous.

  8. Hi Christina,
    Wow...what a different card from you today. I have to say that although I love all your flower laden cards, I think this one is a very lovely change from the norm. I love the way you used fun foam to bulk up the sentiment and the Spellbinders flower dies are always so successful. Thanks so much for this change of style. x

  9. Good Morning Christina :) A very pretty card this morning. I enjoyed watching the video again. I wish you had a daily show "Crafting with Christina" . I would be glued to the tv every time you were on. Thank you so much for sharing. I think I may have to give this one go. I'll need to adapt a little, but I think I could do it. Thank you for all you do. Enjoy a wonderful day. Big Hugs.

  10. It's a beautiful card....you did a great job on the video
    Well done Christina

  11. Brilliant card, love it's elegance
    Patricia x

  12. Good afternoon Christina,
    this is a lovely clean looking card today in a beautiful colour of blue with it in the various patterns which just shows off each different layer. thank you for a beautiful piece of inspiration for when we just need a normal everyday card.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  13. This is such a pretty card! I love how you did the sentiment and the colors are lovely! TFS!

  14. Hello Christina, this is definitely very clean and simple but elegant! Love the pretty soft blue shade. Thanks for the video. Dianne Crowe

  15. Hi Christina,
    Gorgeous card, beautiful colour. Tutorial put on
    my pinterest, love to recreate this card
    Have a nice evening
    Hugs Maria x

  16. A lovely card, love the design x

  17. Thanks for the informative video Christina, the colours are really lovely, so subtle...as you say a lovely clean, easy card to assemble.....luv Ursula xx

  18. What a lovely simple card, and although I don't have exactly the same dies you used I am sure I can use the ones I have and make something similar. Thankyou for the idea Margaret xxx

  19. Hi Christina, beautiful card today and very informative video. Love the way you used the foam mounted sentiment. Have a wonderful day.

  20. OH this is lovely and fresh, thanks for the tutorial, I'm just about to give it a go.

  21. I love your latest card. It looks so elegant with the use of the spellbinder dies and your choice of papers!

  22. Really nice card, a bit different from your usual ones. Will need to look at the video later as I am running late tonight.
    Janice W

  23. Love this card. It is just great that you show us how to use our spellbinders. You make it so easy. Thank you

  24. Beautiful, love your idea of using the foam to make the sentiment thicker!

  25. Hi Christina, it may be clean and simple but your card is still very effective, great video x x x


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