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August 30, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Frames and Apertures

Hi Everybody,

For this card I am using a mixture of dies ... some old, some new to create this really charming card in subtle colours. It has several levels created with the frames and it is much better in the hand.
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
With die #7 from Matting basics A create a hinged card in white
(Die #1 is always the smallest)
With #7 from Matting basics B cut the layers as follows :
1 in plain peach
1 in patterned peach 
1 in parchment
1 in plain white
With the plain peach layer use the Grate Effect die to cut a pattern into it
With the white layer use another Matting basics die to create a frame to the thickness you would like and add foam pads to the back of the frame
From the circles dies take nos: 4,5 & 6
Use 4 and 6 to create another frame from white card and add foam pads to the back of the circle frame
Keeping the parchment and the Grate Effect panels together use #5 to cut a circle from the two layers. 
Keeping them together ensures that they will line up on your card
With a thin bead of glue around the edge glue these two together 
Still on the edge of the previous panels add narrow foam pads so that they cannot be seen from the front
Glue the patterned peach panel to the base card and then add these two layers on top
Add these two raised frames to the parchment panels neatly to cover the apertures
Cut the flowers and leaves from the Make A Wish die set and use Distress Inks to add some colours
I used Tattered Rose which is a lovely peachy pink and Crushed Olive with Bundled Sage 
Add some Wink of Stella clear glitter to all the shapes and allow to dry
Arrange the flowers and leaves as you like around the central aperture
Cut the word Blessed from the Botanical set three times in black card and glue them together for strength and glue them into the position you would like 
Dress the edges with pearls
The top card is peach and the bottom card is created in greens 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Loving your card and easy to follow tutorial Christina,i think the pearls make that pretty card look so special.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  2. Just love the layers, thanks Christina

  3. Morning Christina, a gorgeous card and a great tutorial love the peach card have some of the dies but not the make a wish flowers but I can substitute it I'm sure, thanks for the tutorials and videos you do they are really appreciated.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Wow you have put a lot of work into that lovely card, looks terrific

  5. Beautiful card. Love the different levels.

  6. Lovely card, really pretty.


  7. Beautiful design!
    Love the dies and the pretty colours you have used for this card :))
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. Morning Christina,
    Two lovely versions, I do like the framed one.

  9. Beautiful card. Thaks for the tutorial.

  10. Lovely subtle colours. Another good tutorial. Enjoy the sunshine Christina xx

  11. A beautiful delicate card today Christina, so pretty thank you for the tutorial. Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  12. Hi Christina
    Love this card and will have a go because I love doing cards with frames and apertures. Thanks for showing us
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  13. WOW...what a knockout, Christina! I love the Make a Wish die (another to add to my SPellbinders wish list lol). I swear that your instructions keep getting easier each week. I really need to get the grate effect background die soo as I don't have more than a couple of backgrounds and they are so very useful aren't they.
    The colours you've chosen for this card are beautifully muted giving us a stunning finished card :)
    Bejay xx

  14. This is so pretty and I love the way you did the sentiment. Thanks for all the help.
    Sue M

  15. Just a note, Christina...if anyone needs to get the Make a Wish die, IconUK have them for £2.95 with free shipping at
    Bejay xx

  16. Hi Christina
    I don't hve any of these dies But I am going to check what I have and see if I can make something similar
    Margaret xx

  17. A very pretty card with lots of layers today! I always enjoy your tutorials too! Thank you!
    Sandra Smith

  18. Hi Christina, lovely card with some exiting layers and style. tfs
    Maria x

  19. Oh so busy unpacking boxes. Will be glad when I get back to normal and have time to craft. Lovely card xx

  20. Stunning and thanks for the tutorial. Hugs Jennifer xx

  21. Love your card, looks so soft. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial. Dianne

  22. A really beautiful card Christina. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and the excellent tutorial.

  23. Love the tutorial and such a gorgeous card.
    Linda xxx

  24. A beautiful card! Love how you have created the layers and background. TFS again

  25. Two gorgeous cards Christina. Do love the pink one so as i have the grate die will follow your tutorial adapting it to suit the flower dies I have. X

  26. Hi Christina, yet another great tutorial the results a stunning card X X X


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