Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

October 27, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Contemporary Diamonds

Hi Everybody,

This is a card that is a little different and it uses the Contemporary Diamonds from Spellbinders.
There are three other shapes in this new style ... one is squares and the other is circles 
 I chose the Diamonds as it is a lovely shape.

So follow the steps and make this design for yourself with the pretty card colours that you have in your own "Stash" 
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
With die #9 from  A2 Matting Basics A cut two pieces in blue and  hinge together  to form your base card
I have placed mine at the top of the card to use in Landscape
With die #9 from A2 Matting Basics B cut one layer in white and emboss to add texture to the card
(Please remember that die number one #1 is always the smallest)
With #7 from A2 Modern Stationery cut one layer in a patterned card
With the Contemporary Diamonds cut the shape four times from card of blending colours. 
I chose white, lilac, turquoise and pink for mine
Decide where on the card you would like the shape to go and paper piece the other colours into the frame
I paper piece from the back and then tape them in place so that they can't fall out again but make sure you get them the correct way with all the "right" sides facing down
I have added foam pads to the back of mine to keep the paper pieces in place and to raise the shape up from my card
Cut the word of your choice in black card and black craft foam and glue the two together.
Assemble the card by adding all the layers together with foam tape between for dimension.
Add to the base card and trim the edges of the Diamond shape that my overhang neatly
Add in some enamel dots, or gemstones if you prefer,  as the finishing touch and there you have a card for any occasion if you swap out the sentiment
Keep the other pieces that you cut to make another card with different combinations of paper piecing

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a beautiful card and lovely colours I do like Annamarie's card I saw her at Secc in Glasgow on Friday and she is a really lovely lady was very helpful.
    Nancyd xx

  2. A lovely modern card suitable for all ages and men if done in masculine colours. Debra x

  3. Such a very pretty card loving the colors you have chosen.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  4. Lovely card, really pretty.


  5. Thanks for the turotial!
    A great card for many occasions :)

  6. Thanks for sharing this marvelous ideas

  7. A very neat card Christina, I like it when you can cut one card but have makings for more, thanks Ann

  8. Morning Christina,
    Great card.

  9. Morning, Christina,
    What a great contemporary card! Oh dear...I see another Spellbinders die to add to my ever growing wish list, those diamonds are just great. I love the colours you chose for the inserts and, of course, there are loads left over for other cards as well. I love it when nothing goes to waste.

  10. Another die to add to my list. Neat and simple design - very useful xx

  11. Good Morning Christina :) Very nice cards this morning. The top one has a more masculine feel to it and the bottom one has a more feminine feel to it. Both are very appealing. Thank you so much for all the work you put into your Tuesday Tutorials. Enjoy a lovely day. Big Hugs.

  12. I can't believe all of the dies that Spellbinders many of them
    Your card turned out really nice....this has to be the first card I've seen without flowers.
    Well done Christina and thanks for the tutorial.

  13. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing and the tutorial.

  14. Hi Christina two lovely cards thank you for the tutorial
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  15. I have two of these dies and I love them. Thank you for some inspiration on using them.

  16. This is very different and pretty. Love the colours you have used

  17. I have this die, not used it yet, this is a great way with the different colours....thanks for the tutorial...luv Ursula xxx

  18. Hi Christine
    Love today's card and thanks for the tutorial.

  19. I've admired this set for a while but been unsure about purchasing. Thank you so much for this demo. You've now sold me on them😊 I love both of the versions you've shown here. They seem a bit Art Deco to me!?!? Love your work Christina. TFS.

  20. This is gorgeous, thanks for the instuctions on how you made

  21. Great design Christina, ideal for a male card. Pat x

  22. Hi Christina, thanks for sharing your tutorial with us for this very beautiful card. Fiddly but well worth it! Janelle x

  23. Contemporary cards are more difficult for me to create so I really appreciate your card and the tutorial. The card is very pretty and could definitely have multiple uses!

  24. thanks for the inspiration Christina! I have all 3 of those dies and was not quite sure what to do with you have spurred my imagination!!! Thanks so much!
    Paper Hugs,

  25. I think you've finally convinced me that I want this die, Christina. I've seen projects before, but never really thought I'd want the die..but after seeing the variety of cards you made..I've decided. Thank you!


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