March 24, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Captivating Squares

Hi Everybody,

Todays beautiful card is created with the Captivating Squares from Spellbinders

This could be a die that you already have in your crafting "Stash" as it has been around for quite some time.

There are many ways to use this die and this is just one of them.
I have cut two 6" squares and created the base card with a hinge

Then from some plain pink I have cut a smaller layer and repeated the process with some pink spotty card
From #3 and #4 Captivating Squares I have cut four frames   (and remember that #1 is always the smallest die in any set)

Keep the centre parts as you will need one of them later.


Layer these together in sets of two off setting them with each other as shown in the photo

Just a spot of glue in strategic places will hold these together for you

Then with some foam tape between the layers lay the top two on the bottom two and off set them again

Now you should have a very pretty lacey centre for your card.

Place more foam pads under these layers so that it cannot be seen from the front

Add these to the base card and decorate as you wish.  I have used flowers from   Wild Orchid Crafts and some pearls from Want2Scrap  around the edge of the frame


With the pieces that are left over stamp  and emboss your sentiment on one of them

The rest can be used on another project so keep them safe

Add a double layer  of foam tape underneath to raise it up over the level of the frame

And there you will have another very pretty card to add to your collection.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

46 comments:

  1. WOW, that is fantastic, love it, wish I had that die, really must go shopping

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  2. Good morning Christina, a very pretty card and yet you only need one die !!Just great!Take care Jane B.

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  3. Beautiful card, so pretty. I wouldn't have thought of using so many frames to make a feature of them on a card-brilliant idea.

    Michele

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  4. What a pretty card Christina, loving the layers and the pearls set it off a treat .
    Elaine H X

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  5. I do enjoy your Tuesday tutorials Christina. Thanks Ann

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  6. Oh how beautiful is this, thanks for the tutorial, will def give it a try...luv Ursula xx

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  7. Morning Christina,
    A beautiful card, love it.
    Lydia
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  8. Christina what a beautiful card ,love what youve done with the squares.
    Marion H

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  9. Good morning Christina, a stunning card, made from one die!!!, I love the way you think outside of the box, the effects are amazing. I will be trying out this card first, when I go to my craft room next. Thank you. X Ros

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  10. Just love this card - the prettiest yet.

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  11. Hi Christina
    What a lovely card and a fantastic idea. I'm not to sure if I have these dies but you could use any fancy dies to make a frame.

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  12. Hi Christina
    Love, love this one. Haven't got that actual die but will have a go with another die and adapt accordingly
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  13. oh that is stunning and beautiful pink too. thanks.

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  14. Awwwww, how lovely. I adore this card. Small, feminine, gorgeous.

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  15. Wonderful idea! i have Marvelous Squares and sometime find it a bit hard to use. I will be giving your idea a try with it, soon. Thank you so much.

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  16. Beautiful pink design, especially when done in pink and white

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  17. Good Morning Christina :) Tis a glorious morning here in Gaylord, Michigan. The sky can't get any bluer! Ahhh, but we're expecting more snow tomorrow, ugh! Today's card is OMG… Precious!! Just lovely…. soooooo feminine. Absolutely Love, Love, Love it! There is nothing more beautiful in life than "Pink" and "Pearls" :) They just make me feel... perfect! Thank you for the Tuesday Tutorial. While I don't have this particular set, I do have on order Luscious Labels One and Labels One. I might be able to work with that. Enjoy a Beautiful Day. Big Hugs.

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  18. Such a beautiful card...I was looking at the card before I started to read how it was made and then I realized I have that die...going to try layering them like you did
    Thanks for the tutorial....
    Well done Christina

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  19. What a great idea! I absolutely love this and am going to be doing this with a few of my dies to find some pleasing arrangements! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Pretty card, but too many layers. Makes it hard to mail and would have looked just as beautiful with only 2 or 3 layers.

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  21. Absolutely stunning - thanks for the tutorial x

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  22. What a wonderful idea and so gorgeous too.

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  23. Oh what an interesting way to use squares.

    sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  24. Oh how gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE this, and although I don't have this very die .... I do have similar, so will be giving this a go, really soon! And of course, the pretty pink is a very firm favourite for me too! Beautiful card, and thank you so much for showing us how to make this, Christina!
    Hugs,
    Karen xx

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  25. Oh my how gorgeous! Love this set of dies you have used. The colour is perfect and all the bling. Thanks for the tutorial. Dianne

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  26. Hi Christina, Captivating card, pretty in pink, love it!
    Regards Liz.

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  27. Another really beautiful card. I love the color since I'm a huge fan of pink but I really love how you used a single die and layered it to create a look that is dramatic. The Pink color adds a touch of the romantic to the card.

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  28. This card is so pretty! I do have those dies so I'm going to try to make this for sure. Thank you for sharing!

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  29. Hi Christina, another beautiful card, I dont have that die but I will try with some that I have brilliant idea.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  30. Hi Christina, absolutely captivating card...with a neat idea. Thank you for sharing this tutorial. Have a similar die..would give a try since my friend's b'day is round the corner. Lol.....enzoy...ur day. Regards Hema

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  31. Hi Christina. ..tats a lovely stunning card..Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Wl give it a shot since I do hv a similar die set. My friend's b'day is round the corner. Thanks a ton...lol

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  32. Hi Christina what a lovely card as always thank you

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  33. Gorgeous card Chistina,love how you have used the die's so clever thank you for showing how you created it. Hug's Lynda Brock xx

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  34. What a pretty card, Christina. Thanks for showing us that even an intricate looking card is really easy to make following your step by step clear instructions. x

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  35. Hi Christina, Beautiful card and tutorial tfs
    Maria

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  36. Just love this card Christina. It is so soft and feminine. Pink and pearls just go together so beautifully. Thanks for showing us how to think out of the box and get more use of our dies. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

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  37. How feminine and dainty that looks, a lovely card. Pat x

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  38. Good Evening Christina, I am very late as usual for my daily inspiration from you. Such a beautiful and delicate colour card. Thank you for showing how to get more from our dies love. Dorothy C xxx

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  39. Love this Tutorial Christina, the way you have layered the captivating squares really draws your eyes in - thank you x x x

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  40. An absolutely stunning card x

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