Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

March 01, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Diamond Effects

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is using an older die that is now retired from the Spellbinders website but it may be one that you have  in your "Stash"  It is one that I bring out from time to time and this is a really simple card to complete.
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
With #7 from Matting basics A cut two piece in white and create a hinged card
With #7 from Matting Baiscs B cut one layer in pink
With #6 from Matting Basics A cut another white panel and emboss with any folder that you have
Add this flat to the pink layer with glue
(Please remember that die #1 is always the smallest)
Using dies #3 and #4 together,  to create the frame,  cut out one piece in white.
Spray it with adhesives and add the glitter to the panel for sparkle
Stamp the sentiment onto some white card and heat emboss in silver 
Die cut with the banner die from the set and add foam tape to the back of it.
Add the pink and white embossed layer to the base card 
Add the glittered frame to some pink patterned paper of your choice
add these to the embossed panel with foam pafds in between
Add the sentiment banner where you would like it to be
Position the bow in the top left corner and glue the floral arrangement in the bottom right to balance the card

Pretty card for you to give for any occasion.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a very pretty card and this die looks very versatile unfortunately I don't have this one must see some others that I have that is similar, thanks for all these tutorials they are a great help.
    Nancyd xx

  2. very pretty and ladylike, lovely soft coloure
    Cheers Kaye

  3. Good morning Christina,
    Thank you for another easy to follow Tutorial.
    I am sure I have that Die buried in my box. I really must get out some of my older Dies and use them.
    Your card is beautiful, love the colours you have chosen.
    Have a good day.
    Patricia X

  4. that's a lovely card in my fav color.the die is beautiful . it is a shame it is retired. hugs.xx

  5. Good morning, Christina,
    What a beautiful card.

    Greetings from Holland.


  6. Lovely card, very pretty.


  7. A beautiful card Still loving the new ideas with older dies!

  8. Lovely card Christina , loving the delicate pink backing paper and flowers , thanks for the tutorial.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  9. Hi Christina lovely card and good to see
    the old dies ,i have this one tucked away ,will have to give it an airing.
    Marion H

  10. lovely- another "pretty in pink" card x

  11. This is gorgeous, fab design and

  12. Morning Christine,
    A very pretty card, it's good to see the use of older dies.

  13. This is so pretty, Christina. Looks gorgeous and springlike.
    Many thanks
    Sue Mac

  14. What a pretty card Christina, love the diamond effect die. Pat x

  15. Oh dear, one of the Spellbinder dies I do not have, never mind will have to improvise as I love this card, many thanks Christina, it is beautiful....luv Ursula xx

  16. Hi Christina
    Another very pretty card. Don't have this die but I'm sure I will be able to adapt with another. Thanks for showing us
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  17. Very pretty, love the dazzling sparkly frame

  18. Good Morning Christina :) I just love your Signature Cards. They are my favorite. And this one is no exception. Thank you so much for sharing this Beautiful Card and wonderful tutorial. Enjoy a creative day. Big Hugs.

  19. Hi Christina,
    The great dies always seem to get retired don't they but I'm sure we can all find something that would work instead :). I love the ribbon on the top and the flowers on the bottom on this one. Another beautiful card and great step by step instructions as always.
    Bejay xx

  20. Lovely card! That's a SB die that I never tire of, but I've never used both pieces together to get the diamond pattern on the inside of the frame. That's a very pretty effect that I need to try now!

  21. That is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your lovely creations! Such a bummer that die is retired :(
    God bless you and have a great day!!!

  22. Very pretty card and you give such good instructiona. Don't have that die but could find some thing else to use.

  23. What a beautiful card. Sorry that die has been retired, what a lovely effect it creates. Thanks for the tutorial. Dianne

  24. Very pretty. Will give it a go with some dies I have and adapt from yours. Thank you Diana

  25. Simply beautiful, Christina. I just love your flower arrangements and layering. Have a blessed day.

  26. A beautiful card Christina and a lovely die.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  27. Hi Christina,
    Fantastic elegant card, love the way you used the lattice die. Colour is gorgeous as is the embossing folder.
    Di B.x

  28. Hi Christina. Such a gorgeous pink card using the diamond effect die. Sad it's been retired as It makes a beautiful card. X


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