Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

June 30, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Victorian Arch

Hi Everybody,

Todays tutorial use the Victorian Arch from Spellbinders and this is quite a large die and can be used in lots of different ways.

For my card I have created the design in turquoise and white and added in some really pretty flowers.

Spellbinders Supplies:


 Cut two pieces of white card to create the base  with #8 die from  6x6 Matting Basics A and two layers in the color of your choice from #8 from 6x6 Matting Basics B  One of these will be to line the inside      (Please remember that #1 is always the smallest die)

 Cut another layer of white card from the #7 die from Matting Basics A and this is the layer we are using first

With the centre part of the Victorian Arch add it to this white layer and keep it close to the edge ... tape it in place so it won't move and run it through the Grand Calibur 

Flip the die over and tape in place again to line it up with the first cut circle and then add foam pads to the back where they cannot be seen from the front

Attach this piece to the colored layer leaving a small border around the edges and then cover the join with some ribbon

From the Royal Circle #2 cut one shape and add foam pads to the back of this (You can use any circle die that you have )

With the chipboard word I have colored it with a deep turquoise ink pad and then covered it with clear embossing powder and heated it ... then repeated the process to deepen the color

Add in the flowers and a bow into the position you want them and add a sparkler to cover the bows knot.  Line the inside of the card with the second piece of colored card for a really pretty finish. 

 More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. That's lovely, another die for my wish list, which is now getting longer than my supermarket list !!!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing

  2. Christina you are amazing ! I can't believe how clever you are ! I ordered this die and am waiting for it to arrive - now I have your inspiration as to how to use it ! Thank You !


  3. Good morning Christina,
    Love, love, love today's card.
    Thank You for the words and pictures Tutorial.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

  4. Lovely card, very pretty.


  5. Morning Christina,
    Gorgeous card, thank for the tutorial.

  6. Good morning Christina, A lovely card and tutorial today.Thank you.Although we are melting away here in Spain I have started my Christmas cards , looking forward to your designs Christina.Take care Jane B.

  7. This is a stunning card. You are so creative, thanks for this tutorial.

  8. Good morning Christina

    Lovely card today,love the colours you have used. I will have to get the Victorian arch die after seeing this card.


  9. Hi I have this die but only used it once as a half circle
    so thank you for giving me some inspiration on how to use it ,love the card.
    Marion H

  10. Good morning Christina, a really lovely card, and one that could be batch made quite easily. X Ros

  11. Hi Christina, a beautiful card. Love the dies. Thankyou for the tutorial.

  12. Hello Christina,
    This is beautiful. I love everything about it.
    Maureen xx

  13. Wow lovely die, beautiful card.thanks for sharing ur creations Christina
    They are awesome.

  14. What a beautiful card with the design and is so lovely!

  15. Hi Christina
    Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  16. Beautiful card Christina, thanks for the tutorial...luv Ursula xx

  17. Lovely card and tutorial thank you Christina.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  18. Such a lovely the color...thanks for the tutorial
    Well done Christina

  19. Really pretty card and well explained tutorial. Thanks- again Christina xxx

  20. LOVE this card and this die is at the top of my wish list!! TFS!

  21. Thanks for the tutorial on this beautiful card Christina. Your tutorials are always such a help even if I don't have the same dies, I can possible use what I have for a similar effect. Dianne

  22. Very nice. Thank you! ~blessings. Louise

  23. Beautiful card. Thank you for the tutorial.

  24. A very pretty way to use this die and a beautiful finished card.

  25. Quite lovely. I love the way you layer dies.

  26. Christina ,I just love it when you show the new dies . I will be getting this one . Hugs.

  27. A awesome tutorial and a stunning card. I always love the crispness of white and a single other primary color. I think this die is amazing! Adding it to my list too.

  28. I love the teal color and white. This new die is wonderful and one I'm adding to my wish list.


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