Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

November 17, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - One Word Wonder

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is just a little bit of fun and shows you that you don't need a lot of dies to be creative. This one uses just one word but the effect is quite good and the sentiment says it all.

Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender
  • Black/ White Card from Papermill Direct
  • Baked Ikea Dots
Cut a panel of smooth white card to about 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" and create your blended effect with Blenders to get a pretty finish.   Other colors will give you another look so use any Distress Inks that are in your "Stash"
With the die "Hello" from the phrases set cut it as many times as you need in white to fill the front of your inked panel. 
I added mine at an angle and cut  up the words as I needed to fill the gaps along the sides. When you are happy with the position glue them in place and trim off the overhang to neaten the edges
With the same die cut the word again in black card and I have also cut it in craft foam and glued the two together for a thicker look
Stamp any appropriate sentiment onto black card and heat emboss in white.
Trim the end into a little banner shape
Add your word panel to some black card and leave the tiniest of borders around the edge. Add it to a white  Hinged Style  base card
Add in the banner,  with foam pads underneath to raise it up, where you want it to sit on your card and  glue in place the black Hello over one of the white ones
Highlight with some black dots for a really simple card.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 


  1. Morning Christina, a fantastic idea with one word dies it makes a delightful card and a great background.
    Nancyd xx

  2. hello, that's a very clever card
    cheers Kaye

  3. What a wonderful idea for a card Christina! It will definitely go on my to try list. I love the shaded background. Debra x

  4. Great card, very useful to have in stock just in case.


  5. Morning Christina,
    Great card.

  6. A beautiful card,love the

  7. Good Morning Christina :) Clever Girl!! Great Card! Enjoy a Fabulous Day! Big Hugs.

  8. Very effective design. Good idea. xxx

  9. Great tutorial Christina like the simplicity,

  10. wonderful card Christina. would be great to send to someone you are missing instead of missing you. xx

  11. Love the simplicity and creativity of this cute card. Definitely a card that would bring a smile to anyone's face.

  12. Hi Christina, wow what a card, from one word, l love it. X

  13. Hi Christina,
    What a fun card! I love the blended background and can imagine it in other colours as well. I think I'm going to have to add these dies to my wishlist as they are so very useful and versatile. Great little tutorial.
    Bejay xx

  14. Great card Christina, the background makes it really stand out. Thanks for the tutorial.

  15. Really lovely and a quick and easier card. Thank you. Diana

  16. Love the card today Christina. I have all those Distress Ink Colours so must give this a try. Thank you for the tutorial

  17. HELLO


  18. Love it. It definitely got the message across. Great job, Christina.


  19. Such a creative the background and the hello die cut...tfs
    Fun and easy...well done Christina

  20. Hi Christina, what a lovely idea for a card, it shows you don't need a lot to make a really stand out card, thanks for doing the tutorial.
    Regards Liz.

  21. Hi Christina. This really is a great card and can be altered to fit most occasions. X

  22. Hi Christina, nice card really like the background t looks great xXx

  23. Hi Christina, I agree, this is a great fun card. I love the background you've created and your wonderful use of the die. Thanks for the tutorial. Janelle x


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