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April 19, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Asian Accents and Motifs

Hi Everybody,

Todays tutorial is one that was requested and it uses the Asian Accents and Motifs. I have made this card using both sets  in a  pretty shade of lilac and the card would suit any occasion or gender ... minus the flowers !
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
With die #7 from Matting Baiscs A cut two and Create a Hinged Card  in white
With die #7 from Matting Basics B cut another panel in the colour of your choice
With the long border die from Asian Accents cut four strips
With #5 from either set cut one panel in white and emboss with your folder
Attach the four strips to the edge of the embossed panel making sure that it will fit the front of your base card.
Trim off the corners as neatly as you can  ... but don't stress about it as we are going to cover any mistakes as we build the card ... I promise !!
Cut the square from Motifs and the circle from Accents in white and hand cut a smaller square that will sit between these two layers
Cut as many pieces of Architectural Accents and  the leaves as you need in green and white
Add the main panel to the base card with foam tape in between to give some depth and add in the Architectural Accents so that they drape over the corners and hide any mistakes.
 I promise you that if you make the front of the card beautiful NO BODY will notice the mistakes ... and you're not going to tell them ... are you ???? 
Arrange the flowers, tucking in extra leaves and accents as you go.
Dot some pearls around the flowers and sprinkle the petals with glitter
Line the inside of the card to match the front for an extra special touch
And if you are looking for a quick card then try this one by simply cutting two of the square dies from Asian Motifs. Fold one of them back a little to create a flap and add glue to the area alone. Add the other piece to marry up the pattern and then layer up with the other die shapes cut in alternating colors.  Add in a little sentiment and there you have another idea 
Next Week : Parisian Accents and Motifs 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. A lovely floral card! I really l continue to enjoy the older dies you've been using. Sandra Smith

  2. Lovely card Christina, love the layers and how you place your flowers, lovely little quick card , very pretty .

    Elaine H X

  3. Love the card Christina, thanks Ann

  4. Both cards are useful for various occasions . Good tutorial as expected! xx

  5. Hi Christina, gorgeous cards love them both.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Have these in my stash too, what a lovely card you have created with them, must bring them out into the light of day and use them again...thanks Christina...luv Ursula xx

  7. What a lovely card and so nice to see older dies being used again.
    Just love it !
    Sue Mac

  8. Both cards are lovely, and I am so enjoying revisiting the older dies; I don't have many new ones, and love seeing ways to use what I have. Thank you1

  9. Good Morning Christina :) Wow! What BEAUTIFUL Christina Cards this morning! Brilliant tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing. I never thought to use the border die in that manner. Makes perfect sense. Enjoy a lovely day. Big Hugs.

  10. Hi Christina
    Thankyou for the tutorial using the Asian Accents Motifs, this was one of the first dies I baught when I started crafting, and I will admit that I haven't used it very much.
    I will look at the tutorial in more detail later when I am feeling better, afraid I am still suffering from vertigo, and can't spend long on the laptop. I don't have the Achitectural Accent but am sure I can find something similar.
    Margaret xx

  11. Absolutely stunning. Hugs Jennifer xx

  12. Beautiful card with such pretty dies!
    Thanks for a great tutorial!

  13. Super, I was wondering what to do with borders. I will try this.
    Beautiful design
    Thank You

  14. Lovely card, like how you used the border dies, don't have that one but will give it a try with another border die.thanks.

  15. Fabulous! A gorgeous way to create with these dies.
    Linda xxx

  16. Beautiful card and I really like how you used the border dies to make a frame.....I don't have border dies but I will put some my wish list...thanks for the tutorial....
    well done on the card Christina

  17. Hi Christina
    Two very beautiful cards. I'm going to give it a go but substituting with Parisian accents & motifs dies as I don't have the Asian dies but I'm sure it will work just as well. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  18. Beautiful Christina, love all the elements you have in this card thank you for the tutorial. The flowers are beautiful too.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  19. This is beautiful Christina. Thanks for the tutorial - its really easy to follow.
    Love Val in Spain x

  20. Two lovely cards Christina. I have this Asian die set and it always looks good. Pat x

  21. Oh my how beautiful. You put a lot of work into this one. Love the dies. Dianne

  22. These are absolutely gorgeous<3 The tutorial makes it easy to recreate. Thank you!

  23. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful card

  24. Evening Christina, gorgeous card. Great idea using the border die to make the frame. X

  25. Gorgeous card Christina! Wow, the layering is so pretty and I LOVE how you used the border dies to make a frame. I definitely need to try that! Beautiful design!
    Sherrie K

  26. Beautiful card Christina. I bought these dies last week at Ally Pally. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Hi Christina
    This is a beautiful card, thank you so much for your tutorial X X X

  28. beautiful dies and a beautiful card Christina. hugs xx


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