Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

February 15, 2017

Two Posts in One ...

Hi Everybody,

Because of the change in my Tuesday Tutorial and the Water Colour Wednesday this week I thought it may be a good idea to combine the two and create a card with some water coloured flowers. 
I have used Spellbinders dies for my design and the flowers are bright and cheerful.
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • Rose pink and white card from Papermill Direct
  • Gansai Tambi water Colours
  • Water Colour Card
  • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
  • Foam pads of varying thicknesses

With the largest die #8 from the Matting Basics cut two panels and create a hinged card
Hand cut a slightly smaller layer in rose pink to leave a thin border around the edges
Cut another layer in white, again leaving a small border,  and emboss in the folder.
(The card will be wider than the folder so emboss most of it and then move the card along to emboss the remainder.
 Partially cover the folder with the embossing plate and run through the machine. 
The pattern is busy enough not to notice any discrepancies in it )
Glue the two layers together and add to the base card with foam tape between to give dimension
With the solid die to Medallions Three cut one piece in rose pink and then with both parts together cut a filigree layer in white
Add these two together with foam pads between the layers and then more foam on the back of the pink card
Stamp, colour and cut as many flowers and leaves as you would like for your card
I stamped the sentiment twice and then used the banner die to cut each word separately 

Add the Medallions layer to the card and place a pearl in each corner
Arrange the flowers in the centre panel as you like them and use foam pads of varying thicknesses under them and the leaves.
 Keep two of the smaller flowers to one side
Add foam to the banners and arrange on the flowers then add the smaller flowers so that they just overlap the banners.
Add a little shading to the banners to make them look curved
Lightly add the glitter pen to the flowers for a little sparkle

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Chtistina, a very pretty card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. A beautiful card! Love the layers and dimension.

  3. Hi Christina, absolutely love your tutorials. I am based in South Africa and I so wish that the dies are also available in our Country. Thank goodness that there is on-line shopping. Even though it is terrible expensive shopping from the UK.
    Have a lovely day xx

  4. Beautiful card, so pretty.


  5. Beautiful card with lovely colours!
    Love the design :))

  6. Lovely work Christina.
    Elaine H X

  7. Hi Christina

    Such a vibrant and pretty design today

    June x

  8. Stunning card Christina. Just love the Victoria die.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  9. Many thanks Christina, a beautiful card....luv Ursula xx

  10. Good Morning. Christina- This is very lovely card. Your laying & coloring are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing this lovely card !

  11. Nice, I like where you chose to place the white banners. Brilliant!!!

  12. Good Morning Christina :) Absolutely love the combination tutorial and water color Wednesday. This is a lovely card. Thank you so much for all your hard work into todays post. Hope Ruby is doing well..... continued healing thoughts. Big Hugs.

  13. Hi Christina
    Lovely card, the colours are bright and cheerful. will read your blog more thoroughly later and see if I have any dies which are the right ones or that I can use in place of the ones you have used
    Margaret xx

  14. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

  15. I love the rose color you chose to go with the pretty..and you did a great job on the flowers too. Everything just looks so lovely together. Thanks so much for sharing your talent, Christina.

  16. Another stunner - beautiful colours -xx

  17. Hi Christina
    Another beauty. I hav e this die so will have a go later but with pencil coloured flowers as I'm not very good with watercolours
    Best Wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  18. So lovely card, and really good instructions. Thanks.

  19. Thanks for the tutorial, love the look of this card. I like the look of the water colour flowers on top of the medallion. Dianne C.

  20. Hi Christina
    Lovely card today and great instruction on what and how this was made.

  21. Beautiful card thanks for sharing christina

  22. Hi, Christina,
    I'm a day late leaving a comment for some reason, I was up to my eyes in die cut flowers, water and ink yesterday and today I still seem to have purple fingers lol.
    I love this two-in-one post, maybe in the future you could combine them again. What a pretty card you ended up with as well, it's stunning.
    Bejay xx


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