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February 16, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Gilded Gate Two

Hi Everybody,

Lots of us have the small Die D-Lites dies from Spellbinders  and after using them as intended we run out of ideas with what to do with them. Well here is a new idea that you may like to try and this uses the Gilded Gate Two
 So when is a gate not a gate ?? When it becomes the background to your card !!
Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:
With #7 from Matting Basics A cut two pieces and  create a hinged card  for the base
With #7 from Matting Basics B cut another in white and hand cut another in turquoise to layer in between the base card and the layer leaving a really fine border around the edges 
(Please remember that die #1 is always the smallest)
With #3 from Elegant Label Four cut one piece in turquoise and layer this with foam tape to the white layer from the previous step
With the Gilded  Gate cut two of them and spray them with adhesive and then sprinkle with glitter
(Alternatively cut from glitter card)
From the sentiment dies I have cut Love You in black card and craft foam and glued the two together for dimension
Add the two gates to mirror each other onto the layered turquoise and white card leaving a gap in the centre of the card ...
... and this gap will be covered by some satin ribbon and a looped bow with the sparkly buckle for an added touch. Layer these onto the hand cut turquoise card from an earlier step
Add the words as you would like them and then add all these layers to your base card
You will need to add a little extra glue to the back of the words to make them stick to the glitter
Dress with flowers if you wish


  1. Morning Chtistina, a beautiful card and a fab. idea to use your smaller dies this way.
    Nancyd xx

  2. love that one ,how do you keep coming up with great ideas?
    cheers Kaye

  3. Very pretty card Christina, it's surprising how different the gates can look, thanks Ann

  4. Really beautiful and a great use of the gilded gates! Thanks for the inspiration

  5. Lovely card, very pretty & a clever use of the gate die as the background.


  6. Wow ! great idea Christina this makes a beautiful card.
    Elaine H X

  7. Another use of the gate- why didnt I think of that? LOL A lovely card.

  8. Good morning Christina what a gorgeous card and I love how you have used the dies.
    And your design is wonderful.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  9. Very clever use of the gate die, very effective in making a pretty card.
    Many thanks,

  10. A great tutorial and a beautiful card. I am enjoying your ideas for additional uses for dies and this one is extremely creative.
    Sandra Smith

  11. Very cleverly done Christina. A lovely card.
    Love Val in Spain x

  12. What a beautiful card and so elegant looking. You have made me a fan of glitter!

  13. You are just so talented another beautiful card.

  14. Hi Christina
    A very inventive way to use smaller dies which produces a beautiful card
    Live & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  15. Hi Christina,
    Wow...what a great background the smaller dies make. I do love it when you think outside the box to give us all wonderful new ideas :)
    Bejay xx

  16. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful and Brilliant!! Great Tutorial! Thank you. Enjoy a lovely day. Big Hugs.

  17. Hi Christina. Beautiful card love everything about it.Have been in hospital and could not wait to catch up on your blog. Also love Ambassador blog. Mavis L

  18. Great idea on using a small die and made looking larger...well done.
    The card turned out really sparkly

  19. Oh, a stunning card. Thanks for the tutorial.

  20. A really lovely card Christina, the idea of the two sets of gilded gates is great....luv Ursula xx

  21. Brilliant! Love the idea. All of your cards are so beautiful. Hugs.

  22. The glitter makes this card. Diana xx

  23. Hi Christina, beautiful card love the colour you have used and what a great idea using the the gate as a background, I have the smaller gate so will try with that, thanks for the tutorial.
    Regards Liz.

  24. Very the glitter, love the color, love the dies.

  25. Oh, this card is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to create one of my own. Thanks for showing us how! Toni

  26. Hi Christina, this card is wonderful! what a fantastic idea. Janelle x

  27. Hi Christina. A gorgeous sparkly turquoise card. Love it x

  28. Hi Christina,
    Di B. x

  29. This is gorgeous!
    Thanks for the tutorial!


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