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December 20, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Botanical Medallion

Hi Everybody,

This die is part of the large 6" square set called Botanical Medallion but I have used just die #2 to get my card. We sometimes forget that the smaller dies can be used individually and still create a really good focal point.
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
With die #8 from Matting Basics A cut two panels in cream and create the base card.
With die #8 from Matting Basics B cut another panel in pink
(Die #1 is always the smallest)
Add texture to the pink layer by embossing in any folder that you have.
With die #2 from Botanical Medallion cut it four times in cream and ink through the die with pink ink before removing the card from the die
Add small pieces of foam pads to the floral part of each piece
Add these evenly spaced to the embossed layer and wrap the middle with pink ribbon.
Use foam tape to add this to the base card with the fold at the top
Stamp with Versamark and heat emboss in white a sentiment of your choice
Cut to size and trim one end into a banner shape
Glue the bow in place and add the flowers twined with pearl string to the centre
Tuck the sentiment into the flowers and sprinkle them with glitter

A card for any occasion just alter the sentiment and the colours.
More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, what a gorgeous card would never think to use the smaller dies this way don't know if I have this particular die but I have a load of medallion diies and I was thinking I never use them but I will now thanks for the inspiration.
    Hope your chest infection is cleared up now.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Fabulous feminine card Christina. Love it.

  3. Beautiful card Christina, love the pretty flower buds
    Elaine H X

  4. Morning Christina

    I love pretty pink cards and especially the way you have arranged the flowers on today's card is very pretty

    June x

  5. Beautiful card - a" Typical" Christina - flowers, ribbons and pearls.

  6. Beautiful! My favorite colors too and I appreciate the reminder to use the smaller dies too.
    Sandra Smith

  7. This is so pretty and a great way to use a small die.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  8. Hi Christina
    Very pretty card - what a good idea to use the smaller dies
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  9. Good Morning Christina :) I hope this morning finds you feeling much better. Beautiful Card and wonderful tutorial, as always. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy a wonderful day. Big Hugs.

  10. very pretty card,like how you used the smaller dies, you are so right we forget to use them for backgrounds.

  11. Very pretty card....well done on using smaller dies to make a vocal point on your card.....well done

  12. Beautiful look. Love the flower,pearl and ribbon arrangement.

  13. Another pretty in pink, that you Christina for the tutorial, it is beautiful...luv Ursula xx

  14. Good evening Christina,
    What a delightful card today. I do love the way you remind us to 'think outside the box' with our dies. I would never have thought it was okay to chop my die cuts up if I'd not seen you do it and I have to admit that I'm always forgetting that's it's really alright to only use a few of the elements in a die Set if that's all you want or need. Thanks for always managing to open our eyes to possibilities.
    Bejay xx

  15. Very pretty Christina. Like everyone else, I must look more closely at my smaller dies as your card shows us how Versatile they are when used as the main feature of the card. Lovely ribbon and pearls too. Thank you. Xx

  16. what a great project, i love it. thanks for inspiration.

    greetings from germany, hippe


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