Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

May 02, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial - Arched Diamonds

Hi Everybody,

As you build your collection of dies it is good idea to add one large statement piece, and with that one die there is so much variation that can be done
For todays card I have used such a die to show you different ways to alter your design.  
I have used the Arched Diamonds from Spellbinders along with the Border Sentiments for both cards and varied them in colour and style one for men and the other for women 
It is quite a large die and will make a perfect focal point for your creations
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • Card
  • Flowers
  • Ribbons
  • Pearls
  • Glitter
  • Distress Ink
With white card create a top folded base that measures 5x7" in landscape
Cut a smaller mat in deep turquoise and another smaller one in white to leave narrow borders around each edge
Layer these panels onto the base
With the die cut the white card twice and ink through the die before removing the card.
Add foam pads to the back in strategic places so that they can not be seen from the front
Layer these two panel onto the base layers
Die cut the Happy Birthday from the border sentiments three times and glue together for strength
Add to the card front where you would like them
I have kept this version clear of flowers for a more masculine card.
For this version I have used the 5x7 in portrait and made the layers in pink and white and embossed the smallest white panel
I have used just one die cut and added it across the card with pink ribbon around it.
The triple bow has flowers in the centre and a pearl flourish adds the extra touch.
The addition of the flowers, ribbons and pearls give it a more feminine look

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, what beautiful cards love them both and thanks for giving us so many we can use for men.
    Nancyd xx

  2. What a great example of using dies for both masculine and feminine cards. Both are amazing but I must admit to loving the feminine one the most. I mean, it's girly and PINK! What's not to love?

  3. Wow!, these cards are beautiful Christina ,love them both.
    Elaine H X

  4. Two great cards-so different.


  5. Beautiful cards both of them :))
    And the die you have used is so lovely :))

  6. Morning Christina

    Both cards are gorgeous! This is another 'must have' die

    June x

  7. Two beautiful cards Christina. The sentiment really pops.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  8. Stunning cards Christina love them thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  9. Two very good uses of the die and two lovely cards x

  10. I agree this is a very versatile die, I have it and used it quite often,especially as a bold statement on men's it...thank you Christina....luv Ursula xx

  11. Hi Christina
    Love both these cards. My favourite has to be the girly pink one but the other male orientated one is just as nice in a different way
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  12. Beautiful cards Christina !
    Hugs Doris

  13. Beautiful cards, I have a sweet spot for the pink one

  14. Thank you for 2 more lovely cards - I particularly like the pinky, girlie one !!!. Many thanks, Christina.

  15. Two beautiful cards for inspiration today Christina. Don't have this particular die but will try to adapt with one similar. The pink and white one is so pretty. Xx

  16. Two more beautiful cards Christina and the die looks so useful am going to buy one xx

  17. I love using Striplet type dies. They look great cuttingout the pattern in gift box's and gift bags too. Two very lovel cards.
    Thank you for sharing Christina. Dorothy xxx

  18. Lovely cards Christina and a fab tutorial, you always embellish your cards so well x x x


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