Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

June 23, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Lace & Frills Birthday Card

Hi Everybody,

Do you have those moments when you need to make a card and you can't think what to do?  This pretty card is so easy to put together and takes no time at all.  I have used the large texture plate from Spellbinders and coupled it with an embossing folder. Very quick, very easy and very pretty too.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Wild Orchid Crafts -  Flowers, Lace
Mei Flower -  Ribbon,
Want2Scrap -  Pearls, 
Embossing powder


From the outer square #2 cut two panels in white for your base card and create a hinged card

Hand cut a slightly smaller panel in silver and another slightly smaller still in pink and emboss the top pink layer

Cut another piece of white card slightly smaller than the pink layer and this is the piece we are going to use.

Load a brayer  with the Cotton Candy Ink and roll it over the texture plate ensuring that it is all covered.

Lay the card flat on top of the plate and pass it though the Grand Calibur as an embossing sandwich 

Then quickly remove the card from the plate and while the ink is still wet sprinkle it with embossing powder and heat

The powder will stick to the wet ink  and give you a lovely effect. I used a sparkly powder.

With some sharp scissors,  or your craft knife, carefully trim around the pattern on one side and then trim again to fit the pink embossed panel from the previous step

Leave as much depth as you prefer to allow the embossed panel to show

Wrap these layers with ribbon and lace and place foam tape on the back to give dimension

Add to the silver card and the base card

Create your bow and add to the front in the position you like and add in flowers to the knot.  Add the sentiment of your choice and there you have a very pretty card for you to send with love.

Designers Tip:

Change the color and leave the panel complete for another look to this card.

Or if you are really pushed for time simply use the texture plate to emboss the silver card and miss out the other steps.

Your card will be just as lovely whichever you decide to do.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina
    What a lovely card you've made for us today. Your tutorials are so easy to follow. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. two great cards ,love them both.
    Marion H

  3. Both lovely but I just adore the silver one
    cheers Kaye

  4. Morning Christina,
    Love the silver card, the pink one is lovely but you know me I just don't like big bows.

  5. Hi Christina -this is a definitely one to try. I haven't seen the texture plate before today. Its seems really useful so another to add to my list. Thank you for the tutorial .xx

  6. Lovely cards and great idea.
    Di B. x

  7. Clicked before I had finished, I meant to say I have not seen a texture plate used and was not sure what it was, thank you for sharing.
    Di B.

  8. I am so glad that you show us the new dies . I have to have this one . Beautiful card hon.hugs,jan

  9. Good morning Christina

    Love your card this morning. What a great idea cutting into the embossing once passed through the Grand Calibur. The finished effect looks lovely.

    Best wishes

  10. Good Morning Christina :) OMG!! What Beautiful Cards this morning! Love, Love, Love them and the wonderful tutorial you've put together for us. Thank you so very much. I am intrigued by that textured plate. I wonder if the die will fit in my Cuttlebug. I'll have to check it out. Enjoy a wonderful fun-filled day! Big Hugs.

  11. Two beautiful cards...thank you for sharing a tutorial
    the textured plate made such a great background
    Well done Christina

  12. they are both beautiful cards. thanks for sharing.xx

  13. Christina you make it look so simple, but it is stunning as usual.....both ideas are just so lovely....thank you Luv Ursula xx

  14. LOVE it Christina, Thank you for a new way to try embossing. :-) I so love all your cards.
    XO Nana

  15. Hello Christina,
    What lovely cards, and easy to follow instructions, thank you.
    Maureen xx

  16. Fabulous card Christina and love the new die.....


  17. The first card is so pretty but the second one is GORGEOUS!!! So elegant and classic! LOVELOVELOVE them both! TFS!

  18. Very pretty. I do love the pink, but the black and silver just won my heart.

  19. Hi Christina both of these cards are beautiful, truly stunning.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  20. Christina, elegant. The texture plate is on my "want" list! :)

  21. Very pretty cards today, thanks for the tutorial.

  22. Hi Christina, wow love these cards especially the second one, love the colours you have used in it, thanks for the tutorial, much appreciated.
    Regards Liz.

  23. Two lovely cards Christina but I do love the 2nd one with the black and siver! Very elegant

  24. Have never heard of the texture plate before but it has helped produce two beautiful cards. Think I prefer the silver and black one. Thank you also for the lovely blue card I won last week. Very honoured x

  25. A beautiful card with lots of dimension. I love that you included additional designs using the same texture template.

  26. very pretty Christina, the cut out embossing adds just the right touch.


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