Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

March 29, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Victorian Bow

Hi Everybody,

Todays pretty card is a Gatefold card with the addition of the Victorian Bow and some beautiful flowers. It is a bit photo heavy but it will give you all the steps you need to make the card. 
Get yourself a cuppa and enjoy the tutorial.
Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:
For my card I have chosen A4 blue and white to create a fresh looking card. 
Using a score board I have scored along the A4 Gate fold lines on the short side of the card and then turned it round to score the other side on the same mark
Fold them into the centre and press neatly with your bone folder.
Line the inside of the card with mats and layers 
I have chosen a dark blue to leave a small border around the Happy Birthday Card
Flat Glue in place
Make mats and layers to fit each of the front panels on your Gatefold with the same blue card but use the spotty card for the top.  Leave small border around the edges again and make sure that each of these front panels is equal
Cut the largest Victorian Bow four times in white and glue them all together and cut the smallest one once to hold the sentiment
Cut the sentiment from the same dark blue card several times and layer them together.
Cut the Flowing Floral six times and layer two of them together in twos for strength and leave the other two as cut.
  Add these two single ones to the inside of the back panel and add small pearls to each of the flowers
With layered Victorian Bow add foam tape to one side and added it to the left panels on the front of the card. Take care not to add the adhesive too far over or you will glue the card front shut 
.... Not a good Idea !!
Add the small die cut with the sentiment attached to the front panel with foam tape in between the layers 
Add the Flowing Floral to the side panels so that it will sit under the flowers. I have cut mine apart so that I can add them above and below the floral display.  I have added small blue pearls to the flower part of the die cut.
I have arranged the flowers on either side of the large focal point taking care that the flowers on the right of the card do not interfere with the opening of the Gate Fold and sprinkle them with glitter

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, another gorgeous card today.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Stunning card, really lovely.


  3. That is a real Wow card, love the colour
    cheers kaye

  4. This is gorgeous, Christina. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Sue Mac

  5. I love gatefold cards and your card is beautiful. Love the Victorian Bow die and your pretty flower chiices.
    Sandra Smith

  6. Hi Christina stunning card ,love it.
    Marion H

  7. Morning Christina,
    Lovely card.

  8. Lovely card - I must get more into gatefold ones, used to make quite a few but recently got "lazy".

  9. Hi Christina. Hope you had a good Easter weekeng.
    Thanks for the very detailed instructions on making this very pretty card.
    As usual I just love your flower arranging.
    Love Val in Spain x

  10. Love this card, Christina!!!

  11. My favourite colour again to make such a beautiful card. Love, Jackie x

  12. Good Morning Christina :) Ohhhhh Dear Lady... you went to a LOT of work on this BEAUTIFUL CARD and TUTORIAL for us today! I absolutely love it and THANK YOU very much! Enjoy a fun-filled day. Big Hugs.

  13. Gorgeous card and such tempting dies....beautiful colours too


  14. thanks for the tutorial of this beautiful card Christina. the color is stunning too. hugsxx

  15. Christina, you have such a perfect way of inspiring others to create! Thank you so much for sharing the joy of creating beautiful things.

  16. Wow, that is quite some card, it is beautiful....thanks so much for the tutorial....luv Ursula xx

  17. Hi Chrstina. Absolutely stunning. Just love it. Will have to have a try. Hope you have a great week. Hugs. Jan.

  18. Stunning card Christina and such a gorgeous colour. Pat x

  19. Lovely card and enjoyed the tutorial, I like making gate fold cards.

  20. Beautiful card Christina and very informative tutorial. Thank you very much.

  21. Hi, Christina,
    What a stunning card, I love the deep blue you've used for part of it. I've only made a couple of gatefold cards and now I feel the urge to try some more :).
    The Flowing Floral dies cuts are so intricate, I think that's another to add to my wish list lol.
    Bejay xx

  22. Hi Christina, this card is just gorgeous. I love the pretty shades and dies you've used. It would be fantastic for a very special occasion card. Thanks for the tutorial. x

  23. Evening Christina - thank you for another great tutorial & I like the way you make things easy for us re supplies by providing links to each item in your posts X X X

  24. Stunning Card, thanks for sharing it with us

  25. Love this idea, hope I have something similar to try one myself. Thanks for your helpful tutorial. Dianne

  26. Probably Wednesday morning where u are. My day is winding down and I will rest with this beautiful card on my mind. I like the gatefold, blue, dies, flowers and all. Beautiful card. ~blessings, Louise. Thank u for the tutorial.

  27. I love this gatefold card Christina,beautifully decorated. Myhusband just treated me to the ultimate pro, and the scoreboard for my birthday in February, so I will be having a try at this card, and having a go at making a box.Thank you for all your inspiration.
    Kind regards. Anne Owens xx


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