November 26, 2015

More with Alphabets ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is using the Alphabet dies that I have and this one is Donnas Alpha  from Spellbinders.

This can be done with any that you may have in your own crafting "Stash"

All you need to do is create your base card and one other layer from white card.

Mask off an area on the layer card and add ink to blend it out then remove your masking tape
Add in the word that you wish to spell so that it is half on the band of colour

Cut  it from the card... then add the cut letters to some double sided foam tape.

Emboss the lower part of the card and  add this panel flat to your base then place the raised letters back into the correct place.

Stamp and emboss your sentiment and add it to the card

Play with different words and colours to vary the look,

On the blue card I splashed some water on to the Distress Ink to bleach it out a little

Simple easy card and another way to get more for your money using dies that you may have had for quite some time.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Mor Christina, two delightful cards today and the splash of water really makes the blue one stand out.
    Nancyd xx

  2. very pretty cards. I love the embossing folder background. xx

  3. Love this creative way to multiple the use of alphabet dies! So pretty too!

  4. Lovely card & a great idea to use the alphabet dies in a different way.


  5. Fantastic card design Christina! I great idea suitable for all ages and men and women. I love the effect you've achieved with water on the distress ink. Debra x

  6. Hi Christina
    Two beautiful cards , when i first looked i thought " however has Christina managed to get the top colored letters so neat and in line , lol masking tape ,how clever i would never have thought of that .
    Have a good day.
    Elaine H X

  7. Morning Christina,
    Great CAS card.

  8. Good Morning Christina :) A Beautiful Clean and Simple and Wonderfully Designed Card. Today is Thanksgiving in the States. I am Thankful for YOU Christina and all you do for us. I get to come to your lovely Blog everyday and "visit" with you and all the wonderful folks here and get inspired to make something pretty. And the world needs lots of "pretty". Wherever you all are in the world today, I hope you have a Beautiful day filled with Lots of Love. Big Hugs to all.

  9. Hi Christina,
    I think this bug I've got is eating my brain cells as, even though I read how you cut out the letters, for the life of me I couldn't work out how you put the card together!! After a nice cuppa, I tried again and finally worked out what you'd done...very clever, and very easy (when your brain is firing on all cylinders anyway lol). I think I really do need to save up and get some larger alphabet die sets as the one set I've got is teeny tiny and there's no way it would make a statement on a card, poor thing.
    I do love the blue 'hugs' card as well. I think there are so many ways you can play with this technique to get fantastic cards. I'm sure that anyone who gets one would have to stop and wonder just how it was made :).
    Bejay x

    1. Bejay I am going to make a video of the making of this card and it will be on the blog next week. Hope you will pop back to watch Cxx

  10. Hi Christina
    I love what you are doing with the alphabet dies. I have already made some Chistmas cards using the positive and negative of the letters making the words Noel and Merry Christmas. I will take pictures of the cards and send copies in an email.

    Margaret xxx

  11. As you say quite simple but still so appealing, a lovely idea...thank you...luv Ursual xx

  12. Wonderful cards & such a lovely idea!

  13. Hi Christina, loving these great cards and thanks so much for this fantastic idea. Janelle x

  14. Hi Christina,
    Fantastic cards, love the technique, will be watching for your video next week. Awesome.
    Di B. x

  15. This looks very interesting and easy to do. I will have to locate some alpha dies and give it a try. Love your colours.


  16. Great looking cards.....I like them...well done Christina


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