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April 05, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Damask Accents & Motifs

Hi Everybody,

When I first started to collect Spellbinders,  the Accents and Motifs dies where very popular and I bought most of the sets that where available.  Now most of them have been retired from SB website but I still have them in my collection.

And so I need to use them and I am sure that many of you will also have these beautiful dies in your own collections.  Maybe they languish at the back of your cupboard unused and un loved because you have forgotten about them. 
Spellbinders Supplies:
  • S5-080 Damask Accents
  • S5-081 Damask Motifs
  • SEL-001 Maze   Embossing Folder
Other Supplies:
I have chosen white card for my base and three shades of pink to create the Ombre effect.
Fold one piece of  white card in half along the long side and keep the fold at the top
From Damask Motifs take the square one (die # 5) and cut  and emboss four of each shade of pink 
Arrange these on to a panel of white card so that they fit four of one shade along the top and continue until the card has them all with the four darkest at the bottom. Trim if needed.
Layer this onto a slightly bigger piece of pink card and then add to the white base card and trim this so that this is slightly bigger again. Leave small borders around each edge.
With the darker pink and the largest die (#7) in  Damask Motifs  cut three shapes. 
Stamp and heat emboss your sentiment and cut it out with the tag shape from  Damask Accents.
Cut as many leaf shapes from the same set as you will  need. I have double layered my leaves to give them extra strength
With the large petal shapes I have pinched them at the bottom and added some glue and then glued three of them together as shown in the photo.
Arrange them on the back ground panel in a position that pleases you and glue in place
Add flowers to the centre petal and ribbon bow at the bottom. Dress the flowers with leaves
With double sided foam tape place the sentiment tag under the bow and add more flowers
I have added in a hat pin to the display for extra effect

 Now it's time to go through your dies and see just what you have and maybe it's also time to brush them off and make them work again.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a gorgeous card I do have all these dies, you tend to use the latest you have purchased and the old ones get put on the back burner till a great blogger like you gives us different ideas thanks again for all your inspiration Christina.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi Christina, that is just so beautiful, who would need a present if they got a card like that
    cheers Kaye

  3. Beautiful card, you've made me want Togo through my die collection & try out some older dies.


  4. A really beautiful card Christina, thank you for the Tutorial too , i am sure i will be able to follow as you explain so easily.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  5. Lovely card. I too have the Damask set of dies and you have shown me new ways to use them; thank you.

  6. Beautiful! The ombre effect is so pretty and I really like how you used the due cuts. I also have the Accents and Motif die sets and appreciate seeing you using them. I love that you view your dies as a "collection." I feel the same way and I'm sure many others feel the same.
    Sandra Smith

  7. Morning Christina,
    A lovely card, It's nice to see older dies in use.

  8. Another really gorgeous card, Will have to sort out all my dies and see if I have these! Managed to get labels 20 yesterday after seeing your card. If anyone is looking for it Craft Stash has one left! xxx

  9. Lovely card as usual Christina, very pretty effect using the different shade of card, thanks Ann

  10. Hi Christina
    A very nice card. I have the Asian Accents and Motifs dies and I think I have used them a couple of times, but it would be nice to see a tutorial using them, if you have this set
    Margaret xx

  11. Beautiful, love how you used three shades of pink, and that pin is just gorguss

  12. how gorgeous. the colors are perfect. when you get out your older dies it is like having new things again. great idea. hugs Christina.

  13. Hi Christina
    What a beautiful card. I don't have this set but have Parisian accents & motifs so I am sure I will be able to adapt & come up with something good. Off to give it a try. Thanks for showing us
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  14. Good Morning Christina :) Wow!! Another BEAUTIFUL Card and wonderful Tutorial!! I don't have every new die or every new stamp set, but I think I've built a basic collection to make some really nice cards for loved ones. And Every Card I make, I owe to You Christina. Thank You for all you've taught us and inspired us. You are My Queen! Enjoy a lovely day. Big Hugs.

  15. What a beautiful card Christina, I agree with what you say, too many of these dies are just pushed to the back and forgotten about, time to bring them out, as you have done, just look at this amazing the colours....luv Ursula xx

  16. Hi Christine
    What a beautiful card you've made. Thanks for showcasing these dies.

  17. Just lovely Christina. Its good to use all the old dies occasionally.
    Love Val in Spain x

  18. Hi Christina,
    Another beautiful card and tutorial makes it so easy to follow. I have the Damask motifs, will have to see what will go with it. Like the Ombre effect, never tried it.I have quite a lot of older SB too, but don't use them so much any more will have to dig them out .
    Have a great day and thanks for showing us other uses of dies.

  19. WOW this is stunning! A great use of forgotten dies.
    Linda xxx

  20. Oh Christina!!!
    What a beautiful card!!!
    I love the way you did that lacy flower!!!
    So, so lovely!!!
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  21. Oh lovely Christina. Thanks for the tutorial, really explains how you did the standing die in the flowers.

  22. Such a beautiful the ombre colors that you made...tfs and well done Christina

  23. Lovely use of those "old" dies! I have sooooo many of those and now they will get used again....thanks for the inspiration!
    Paper Hugs,

  24. I have the Persian Accents and the Moroccan Accents. Never used them except to put them in my die catalong. Thanks for giving me some ideas as to what to use them for.

  25. Hi, Christina,
    What a beautiful card for today's tutorial! I especially love what you've done with the petal shapes :). Sadly I'm a fairly new Spellbinders collector so I don't have the older die sets...but I'm sure there must be something in my stash that I can work with :) The ombre effect with the different shade of pink card is delightful and I really love your hatpin :)
    Bejay xx

  26. Hi Christina,

    I really love this one.

    Thank You for sharing

    Christine from Cornwall Ontario

  27. Hi Christina. Love this die. Gives the effect of a quilt? I made a card was die. With every other square embossed, looked effective.
    This is a smashing card. Love the colour way. Hugs. Jan. xx

  28. This card looks amazing Christina, Love the squares and the flower you have created is fabulous. One beautifully designed card. Hugs Jennifer xx

  29. Very pretty card Christina, I love that die. Pat x

  30. Just beautiful!!! I love the way you use one small die to make a whole card. So creative..especially with the graduated colors. Thank you for sharing, Christina.

  31. This card looks amazing Christina

  32. I don't have these but something similar. You given me new ideas to play with. Love the card.

  33. Hi Christina
    Lovely card and tutorial, it is nice to see some of the older dies and how current they look X X X

  34. How lovely, Christina. Thank you for a very different and interesting design, with all those beautiful flowers. Jackie x

  35. Hi Christina, Love this very beautiful and lacy card you've created. The way you've pinched and glued the leaves and applied them really gives a fantastic 3d effect and looks wonderful. x

  36. Lovely card Christina. Think I may have this set so must find time to hunt it down and use your wonderful tutorial to come up with a similar card. X

  37. A beautiful card today Christina so much patience and love goes into your cards.
    Love everything about it. Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  38. A stunning card Christina, I love the leaf dies and how you put it together, most inspirational! Thanks for sharing!
    Karen xx


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