Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

June 28, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Matting Basics

Hi Everybody,

The main feature of todays card is layers and frames and to show you how easy it is to get the double frame around the sentiment.  You could add in any flourish die that you have to surround your flowers to make a really pretty display
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:

With die #7 from Matting Basics A cut two from Kraft card and Create a Hinged Card
With #7 from the Matting Basics B cut one layer in cream
Flat glue this to the base card
With #6 from the A set cut another layer in Kraft card
With #6 from the B set cut another layer in cream and emboss with the folder.
Flat glue these two together and then wrap with lace or ribbon
Add foam tape to the back of these and add to the base layers
(Please remember that die #1 is always the smallest)
From Matting Basics A take dies #1 and 2 and 3 and lay them all together on some Kraft card and tape in place and just EMBOSS ... this is an important step
Once embossed carefully remove the centre die, without disturbing the others, and now you can CUT
This will give you the impression that the frame is double layered.
Add foam pads to the back of the frame
Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment of your choice and cut it out with die #3
Add the frame to the top and press down
Add more foam pads to the back of this panel
Layer  the sentiment panel to the front of the card off setting it as you do. 
Arrange the flourish, flowers, pearls and the dove as you would like them 
Sprinkle the petals with some glitter for effect

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, this is a fantastic card and a neat technique.
    Nancyd xx

  2. what a great tutorial. i have these 2 sets and i use them so much. this is lovely on a card and i will be using often. thanks Christina. hugs xx

  3. Gorgeous card, love the colours.


  4. Beautiful card Christina, love the design.
    You always explain your Tutorials so well.
    Thank you for doing all that for us, so helpful
    Patricia x

  5. This is really lovely Christina and the colurs are so soothing. Hugs Christine xx

  6. Hi Christina
    Loving your card and colors, thank you for the Tutorial .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  7. Morning Christina,
    A beautiful card.

  8. Morning Christina

    This is a beautiful card, love the colour combination. What make of kraft card did you use please as the one I have doesn't look as pretty as yours

    June x

  9. Beautiful card - love the colour blends xx

  10. Hi Christina
    Thanks for the tutorial - I was thinking about frames for sone of my coloured images and this fits the bill perfectly. Your card is lovely as usual
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  11. A lovely card with beautiful colours.
    Thanks for a great tutorial!

  12. Good Morning Christina :) BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL and BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for the wonderful Tutorial and Card this morning.

    Just got back last night from a beautiful camping trip in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Great time ~ lots of bug bites though. Ahhhh but with the good comes the price. I see Isabel Gunter won a MOST BEAUTIFUL Christina Card!!! Congrats. I have lots of catching up to do! Enjoy your day Dear Lady. Big Hugs.

  13. Beautiful card. I like how you made your frame for your saying.

  14. Fabulous card Christina, love the colours and gorgeous floral spray!
    Linda xxx

  15. Hi Christina,
    This is candy for the eyes

  16. Gorgeous card Christina, love the colour tones and easy to follow tutorial X X X

  17. I love the two colors that you chose for the card and that you made the flourish with both colors..very pretty!

  18. Beautiful card Christina! I love the design and the cluster of flowers. Fun tutorial!
    Sherrie K

  19. That is a brilliant tutorial, thanks Christina...a superb card....luv Ursula xxxx

  20. Really love the double border Christina, thanks Ann

  21. Hi Christina,
    What a great card, I love the colours of the flowers, they go so well with the kraft card. I think I'm going to practise making that lovely frame tomorrow, what a brilliant effect you get from embossing with the three dies before cutting with just two of them.
    Another super tutorial, thanks so much.
    Bejay xx

  22. Beautiful Christina. Thank you for the tutorial.

  23. Love the neutral colors of this card and the gorgeous frame around a favorite sentiment of mine. Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial.

    My hubby, Gene, is still hospitalized at Mayo. He has been struggling with a collapsed lung, fluid around is lungs and a serious irregular heartbeat. Prayers are much appreciated.
    Sandra Smith

  24. Love the colour scheme in this one Christina! The flowers compliment it beautifully

  25. Thank you so much, I sat down and made this card tonight and learned something new💞

  26. Love this look, Gorgeous card and flowers, tfs tutorial!!


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