Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

July 11, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial - Imperial Square

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is really pretty in pink and white and shows the versatility of turning a square die into something other than it's intended. Use any embossing folder that you have to add some texture to the card.
Spellbinders Supplies:
  • S6-021 Imperial Square
  • S6-001 5x7 Matting Basics A
  • S6-002 5x7 Matting Baiscs B
  • S2-082 Happy Birthday 
  • SEL-006 Embossing Folder
  • PL-001 Platinum Machine 
Other Supplies:
  • Papermill Direct Card
  • Craft Stash Foam sheets
  • Cosmic Shimmer Glue
  • Mei Flower Ribbon
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Dazzler
With Matting Basics A die #7 cut two pieces in white for the base card
With Matting Basics B die #7 cut one piece in black
With die #6 from the A set  cut one in pink and emboss this piece in any folder that you have
With the largest die from Imperial Square cut two pieces in black and pink
Cut these two in half  trim to fit the front of the layers from the previous step
And layer them one on top of the other to leave a shadow effect
Add foam pads to the back of these panels and add to the embossed layers
Wrap with pink ribbon to cover the join and secure on the back of the card.
Add these layers to the base card
Cut  the corner pieces and the centre piece in white and add a corner to each side panel 
Ink through the die to the centre piece in pale pink

Add foam pads to the back 
Add at an angle to the centre of the card and add the Happy Birthday sentiment to the middle of the panel .
Add a bow with the same pink ribbon and place a centre piece to cover the knot.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Super super lovely card, love the delicate pink and how stunning the layer effect is. Of course their is the gorguss ribbon and beautifully tied bow to really finish it.

  2. Hi Christina
    I loved your tutorial on the lovely card, like how you used the dies, I like to do that some times. Love the Ruby up date.

  3. A very pretty card Christina and gorgeous colours


  4. Hello Christina,
    This is lovely and a brilliant idea. Thanks for the photographs "how to".
    Maureen xx

  5. Great job with your manipulation and combination of these die cuts to create a lovely card. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful and elegant card.Lovely pink and dies, great tutorial.Thank you for the inspiration.

  7. Beautiful design. Love the way you use those dies

  8. The card is beautiful love what you have done with the beautiful dies thank you Christina xxxxxxjune horrocks x

  9. Beautiful card Christina. Such a pretty die. Think I have this one xx

  10. Hi Christina, a gorgeous card and perfect colours.
    Nancyd xx

  11. The layers add dimension and add to the beauty of this gorgeous card!

  12. A beautiful use of the days and the card is so pretty!

  13. Good afternoon Christina- This is a very lovely pink card!


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