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May 23, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial - A2 Classic Waves Borders

Hi Everybody,

For todays card I have used a simple border die from Spellbinders and this is the Classic Waves which comes in three parts. 
As the border dies divide the card into two separate pieces I thought we would make two cards for the price of one with this set if dies
Spellbinders Supplies:
  • S4-788 Card Creator Classic Waves Border dies
  • S6-001 5x7 Matting Basics A 
  • SEL-002 Grid Iron  Embossing Folder
  • PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Other Supplies:
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue
  • Foam Sheets
  • Bakers twine
  • Enamel Dots
  • Card - two shades of turquoise and white
Create two Base cards with Matting Basic A with the white card
Create three mats with two shade of turquoise and another from the white
Place the three dies at different levels and angles on the card and cut and emboss.
Ink through the die if you like to add more pattern
Use the pieces to create two cards
With foam pads layer up the dies cuts so that they create a waterfall effect on the card and they can be added at the top or bottom of the card base as you prefer
Add an extra layer of white card and emboss this if you prefer a sturdier base, and layer the die cut pieces onto this
Adding in the foam gives more dimension to the card
For the card below I have added the cut pieces to the top of the card and onto another embossed card.
The top has been wrapped with Bakers Twine and two small shells added as decoration
The "Thanks" has been cut three times and stacked together and then enamel dots placed around the rest of the card.
For this card I added the die cuts at the bottom of the card with foam in between the layers
The"You" has been cut three times and stacked together and enamel dots placed around the card
Two ideas that would make good male birthday cards with the appropriate sentiment added

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, two great cards as you say ideal for all the men in our lives I have loads if these borders but not these ones but must get them out as I have a card for a male friend to do and couldn't think where to start.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Two great cards which could be used for many occasions.


  3. Hi Christine
    Thank you for this as ur cards are lovely and have given me some great ideas with some dies l bought off a lady and haven't used yet
    Joy Xx

  4. Good use of border dies. useful cards to make xx

  5. lovely cards, great idea for the men in our lives, thank you once again
    Christine. Pam mck

  6. The cards are great Christina love them thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  7. Two great cards Christina, showcasing how you can use the negative parts as well instead of discarding them....thank you...luv Ursula xx

  8. Hi Christina,

    Two lovely cards, beautiful colors, great used of dies.Thank you for sharing.

    Have a great day ladies!

  9. Love the idea of making two cards. I shall definitely have a play with this.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  10. These cards are not necessarily my style but I think they are creative and fun. Definitely a card for a guy but could be used for a female too.

  11. Really lovely cards Christina, thank you for reminding me of all the things that I could do with my cards. You truly are an inspiration. Jen x

  12. Hi, Christina,
    What beautiful cards and what a very useful die set...yet another to go on my ever growing wish list lol. Thanks for today's tutorial :)
    Bejay xx

  13. Hi Christina
    Two great cards today. Great that you've used the negatives for a card.

  14. Hello Christina,
    Two cards for the price of one - what a bargain. I must place dies more carefully and use the negative as well as the positive, thanks for the reminder to do that!
    love Maureen xxx


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