Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

August 04, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Victorian Fan

Hi Everybody,

Todays Tutorial uses the Victorian Fan from Spellbinders and is part of their Victorian 2.0 Collection.

It is a free cutting die that removes the shape from your card and of course there is nothing to stop you cutting it to add more to the fan size.

I have used lots of foam tape to add dimension and that allows you to see through the fan and gives shadows to the card itself

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Please remember that die #1 (Number One) is always the smallest
With die #7 from 5x7 Matting Basics A cut two in white and hinge together to create your base card
With die #7 from 5x7 Matting Basics B cut one in blue
With die #6 from 5x7 Matting Basics A cut another panel in white and this is the layer we are going to emboss
Using the embossing sandwich for the Grand Calibur carefully emboss the card twice with the Victorian Fan die.  This will leave a matching pattern in your card and add interest to the background
Cut the fan shape out twice in blue and ink the card through the die to accentuate the pattern.
Add foam pads to the back of the solid areas so that they cannot be seen from the front
 Add both shapes to the embossed panel so that they just touch in the centre. Then add this to the blue layer we cut earlier.

Wrap ribbon and lace around these layers to hide the join and then add this to the base card

 Cut your sentiment in blue and add it to the card.  Adhere the bow onto the lace and ribbon and add in a lovely sparkly centre to hide the knot.

Designers Tip:

Vary the color for a lighter look and add pearls to the fan for extra effect.

Use some flowers to dress it up more or leave off the ribbon and lace for a more masculine fell to the card.

The choices are all yours to create this really pretty card

 More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. A very elegant card, love it
    cheers Kaye

  2. Hi Christina, lovely cards and tutorial. Glad you enjoy your trip,Russia is very very beautiful, the Hermitage is out of this world,and one can spend days there it's full of the most beautiful treasures. Take care Jane B.

  3. Lovely card, very pretty, prefer the one in blue as its my favourite colour.


  4. Stunning cards. Thanks for the tutorial. Hope you are enjoying your cruise.

  5. Good morning Christina,
    Love you beautiful card, both colour ways are good.
    Thank you for the Tutorial, very easy to follow.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

  6. Two beautiful cards Christina.
    Elaine H X

  7. Hi Christine
    Lovely card and I hope your enjoying your holiday.

  8. This card is just lovely Christina! I love the fan die and the dimension you added by adding ink to the die cut.

  9. Two lovely cards. It just goes to show how you can vary cards with just a bit of thought.

  10. Good Morning Christina :) Well... who'da thunk to use ones dies this way??? Brilliant!! Beautiful, Beautiful Cards this morning and a wonderful tutorial!! Thank you sooo much for sharing and taking such good care of us in your absence. Thinking of you and Griff on your continued safe journey. Big Hugs.

  11. Beautiful card, Christina! And thank you for the tutorial! They are always very helpful, especially with all the pictures to go along with it!!!!!

  12. Stunning I love all of your cards they look so elegant x

  13. Hi Christina,
    I'm holding my head in shame as this is the first time I've actually seen this wonderful fan die. How versatile it is and I love the way you used it in the tutorial today. It's most definitely one for my wish list, x

  14. Christina,
    So lovely. Nice way to use this die. Sounds like an awesome vacation.
    We are covered in wild fire smoke so it smells like we are camping. Difficult breathing if one would have asthma or other lung conditions.

  15. This is a beautiful card and very pretty blue you used in the die.

  16. I love the both but the peach is outstanding awesome. I love the color and makes a perfect ladies card. gorgeous work.

  17. Both color of your cards turned out beautiful...
    Thanks for the tutorial....
    Well done Christina....
    wishing you a great holiday...

  18. Beautiful card Christina, I love the fan die. Pat x

  19. Hi Christina, another lovely blue and white tutorial although my favourite is the peach and white card. Thank you very much x

  20. Hi Christina, thanks for the tutorial, really kind of you to arrange it for us even though you and Griff are away on holiday, which I am sure you are enjoying. Not seen this die before, mmmm need to look for this one, thanks for the design ideas.
    Regards Liz.

  21. Hi Christina, beautiful card love the colours of both of them. Take Care Melody xxx

  22. A beautiful idea Christina, very versatile....luv Ursula xx

  23. Gorgeous Christina you always think outside the box.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens


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