Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

April 14, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Swirl Bliss

Hi Everybody,

This is a die set called Swirl Bliss that has been designed for Spellbinders by Becca Feeken and it is such a pretty set to work with.  There are lots of things that you can do with it and this is just one simple idea that you may like to try.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Create a six inch square base card from cream and cut a  slightly smaller mat in gold.

Cut another still slightly smaller mat in cream and emboss this layer.

Glue the embossed cream and gold layers together

From the outside edge of the rectangle die cut three solid shapes in gold

Add the filigree die to the solid die and cut together three shapes from cream 

Layer these together to make the lacy panels and add foam tape to the back

 With the sentiment die press it face down into some Versamark and then cut and emboss it

Then sprinkle it with some gold embossing powder and heat emboss
Add the panels equally spaced to the layers you created

The foam tape will raise them up from the base

Wrap some ribbon around them all before adding to your base 

Add the sentiment with foam pads and add in a matching bow.

Use a sparkly centre for the bow to hide the knot.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Love, love, love this absolutely stunning card. Right up my street.
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

  2. Christina a really good card, thanks Ann

  3. Gorgeous thank you card Christina


  4. that is a Must Have die for sure, love it and of course what you have done with it
    Cheers Kaye

  5. Just my kind of card Christina. I love It .
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful card, love the colour.

  7. I love this type of card, its right up my street. Must try to get this die. Will watch video later.

  8. Beautiful card Christina!x

  9. Morning Christina,
    Lovely card, this die looks like Sue Wilson's striplet dies which are so useful.

  10. A really lovely card which would suit many occasions, Becca Feeken's designs and cards have a really dreamy, romantic look.
    Janice W

  11. Morning Christina, Wow !! I love this, I really need to get this die set. Stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. stunning card. what a different way to emboss a sentiment . i have only started heat embossing and this is a softer way to do it. thanks for sharing Christina. hugs.

  13. Hi Christina, I really like this style of card, as It can be used for such a lot of occasions. Love your use of gold Miri, it make it look very opulent. X Ros

  14. Hi Christina
    Love this card it's beautiful. Haven't got that die yet but you've given me an idea that I could adapt to use the die that I have. Thank you.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  15. Good morning Christina :) Wow!! Gorgeous Card! These striplet dies are very nice. Thank you so much for the wonderful Tuesday Tutorial! Enjoy a lovely day.

  16. Many thanks, a lovely card again and superb idea to use....luv Ursula xx

  17. Beautiful card, Christina. Thank you for the tutorial!


  18. Hi Christina, just wanted to say a big thank you for what you do, I'm disabled and love your step by step,
    if you were to see me you would think there's nothing wrong with me, but my mind can not keep up with everything so lets me down,
    but because of you I make beautiful cards you show me what I need to start and then so on,
    don't stop what your doing as there's lots of people like me your helping,
    it's just sometimes we can not leave comments so thank you xxx

  19. Hi Christina a truly stunning card beautiful.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  20. Love this card Christina, really elegant and gorgeous. I haven't seen an actual die used with Versamark before so that's something I must try! Pat x

  21. Christina -Great idea embossing sentiment. must try that! Little message To every one of your followers - have just received my Friday Freebie and Its beautiful. If you haven't been lucky so far- don't give up - Mine is definitely worth the 54 week wait!! My thanks have been e mailed to Christina xx

  22. Beautiful card.....I love the gold ribbon
    Well done Christina

  23. Gorgeous card, I love the die and the layout.
    LG Petra

  24. Gorgeous. Would be great for a 50th Anniversary


  25. What a stunning card today. I will have to have a better look at your tutorial tonight, when I have more time. Thanks ever so much. Dianne

  26. Spectacular!! I have this set and never thought to use it like this!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. This is stunning! I love this die.

  28. Hi Christina, such a beautiful card and die, love how you have used it. Becca Feekan is up in the Hall of Fame along with yourself and a few others, her work is beautiful.
    Regards Liz.

  29. Hi Christina,
    I love this kind of card, simple but very, very effective. Thanks for the tutorial. x

  30. Hi Christina,an absolute stunning card very nice die.Take care JaneB.

  31. So pretty and so creative to use the die this way.

  32. Beautiful card, Christina! I love Becca's designs, too!

  33. Great card, I think I could mix this die with a similar shaped one from another company, they would look good together. Thank you for your constant inspiration.

  34. Hi Christina, I love the Tuesday Tutorials, such an elegant card x x x


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