Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

April 11, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial - Acanthus Leaf Card Front

Hi Everybody,

This pretty card is created with a relatively new die from Spellbinders and this is an A2 size. To make this one I have started with the card front itself and worked my way back to make the base at the end.  The overall effect is very pretty in shades of lilac and purple
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
With both dies from the Acanthus Leaf cut one panel in white and ink through the die before removing the card (I used Dusty Concord)
Add foam tape to the back of the die cut in areas that cannot be seen from the front
Add this to some text paper
Layer this panel onto some darker purple paper and leave a border around the edge the size you want it to be
The paper that I have used is  called Vintage Notes and is available in the Poundland Shops in the UK
There are 32 sheets of 200 gsm paper with some lovely designs 
Wrap these with some white ribbon and secure on the back
Tie a small bow for the front
Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment of your choice
Now you can create the base card to add these layers too and make it the size that you want it to be
The flowers I have used are from left to right:
Heather, Anemone, Chrysanthemum, Tulips, Roses and Rosebuds
Add to the left of the card and tuck the sentiment in place with the flowers
Add the Dazzler to the bow
Dot the flowers with some glue and sprinkle with glitter
Line the inside of the card with the same papers for a really pretty look.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a very pretty card and a great tutorial as always.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Beautiful card, really lovely.


  3. Hi Christina
    Beautiful card ,love the flowers and the papers sound like a good bargain .
    Elaine H X

  4. What a lovely Spellbinders die you've used on this pretty card. Love the papers too.

  5. A lovely card Christina the dies s nd flower are lovely those papers are a bargain thank you Love june horrocks xxxxx

  6. Beautiful card with a lovely background :))
    Thanks for a great tutorial!

  7. A great tutorial that will be easy to adapt to any of Spellbinder's (or other manufacturer) card creator type dies. I rarely make A2 size cards even though I know it is the most common size in the US. I just prefer larger cards but I can see from the tutorial that it is easy to upsize the card by enlarging the borders of the pattern paper. A larger border of the purple paper would really change the look, making the card creator die cut more of a focal point in the center of the card. Great inspiration! Thank you!

  8. Very pretty Christina.
    Love the Spellbindersvdie.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  9. The card is beautiful and I love the color...well done Christina
    thanks for sharing

  10. Another WOW card. It gives me some ideas of what to do with all those very strong patterned paper. You are so inspirational!

  11. A true Christina card, how beautiful is the colours used...thank you...luv Ursula xx

  12. Good tutorial as always. I like the blue shades - A change from favourite pink. A very pretty card x

  13. Beautiful card Christina. Thank you for sharing and the great tutorial.

  14. Beautiful card Christina. The papers you've used are very good value. Thank you x

  15. Hi, Christina,
    I got all excited when I saw this card because I've got the same paper pad...what a shame I don't have the die set as well lol. I love the colours you chose to make this beautiful card, I think I now need to add this die set to my wish list 😊
    Bejay xx

  16. A belated visit Christina.
    Such a lovely card. The way you do those corsages just makes your cards so special. I now try to add one to my cards too now. Thank you for your inspiraion and tutorials.

    Dorothy. xxx

  17. Beautiful Christina, love that die stunning thank you for the tutorial and your embellishments really sets your card off perfectly x x x


Please leave me a message to say you have been ...