Friday, March 11, 2011

Flourishes Friday Focus with a Tutorial



It's time for another Release week challenge over at Flourishes. 

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Die cut, punches edges or decorative borders, all are the rage in card making, so let's see how you can create a card that's a cut above the rest! To enter, simply use a die cut, decorative punch or border punch as a focal point on your card. Keyword: FLLCMAR11 - deadline is March 11th at 5 PM Eastern.

I have created a little tutorial for you today.
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I wanted to do a short tutorial to show you how you can use your
First I took a 4.5 x 11 piece of cardstock and folded it in half. Place the top of the die just above the top of the fold. This will cut the card keeping it all in attached. Then I put it through my Spellbinders Grand Calliber to cut a piece that looked like this when opened.

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Now you want to score one of the ovals in the middle and fold it towards the center of the card.  This will be your easel back.

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  Now you want to cut another Beaded Oval in your Grand Calibur.  Attach the bottom of your oval to the bottom of the folded oval.  This will be your card front.

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Now it is time to add your image and your sentiment.  The sentiment is cut out using the Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennant die.  LOVE this die. 

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I then stamped out some violets and leaves.  I added these all to the bottom of my easel card with dimensions.  That way they catch your easel top.


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This lays flat to mail...



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I watercolored the beautiful Flourishes Sweet Violets stamp for my easel card. 
I used my Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities to cut out and add some Memorybox Minuet Designer paper for a bit of color.   
To enter, simply use a die cut, decorative punch or border punch as a focal point on your card. Keyword: FLLCMAR11 - deadline is March 18th at 5 PM Eastern.
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47 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! Gorgeous coloring and thanks for sharing Dawn. :)

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  2. beuatiful cards dawn I love the colors, thank you for the tutorial
    hugs Lia

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial. This is just beautiful.

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  4. Brilliant Tutorial Dawn...I'm def' gonna try this coz I'm getting bored of just making square cards. Thank you for the inspiration & your card (as always) is stunning xxx

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  5. What a beautiful cards you make!! So great..
    And I really love this one!! I will step by more often!
    Many greetings from Holland,
    Yvonne

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  6. I just love easel cards and you have given me such inspiration for one! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Your card is beautiful. I can't wait to get the chance to try this!

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  7. Aren't you a smarty! Clever way to use your spellbinders and great tutorial!! I'm coming back to study your colouring on your violets because they're beautiful.
    Beth Greco

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  8. This is stunning, Dawn! Love the diecut easel design and the perfectly colored violets! Have a great day! Hope to see you tomorrow!

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  9. WOW!
    You go girl!!
    What a stunning easel card. Love the shape and the great tag for the saying.

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  10. Beautiful card and thanks so much for the tutorial! I have been wanting to make these!

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  11. Wowza, Dawn, you totally did that. . .you made an easel card from a Nestie, and I LOVE it! What a brilliant idea. If the craft fairy comes and brings you compressor, maybe she'll come and bring me a 'Grand Calibur' so I could get some big Nesties. . .I'm holding out hope that she exists ;)

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  12. Beautiful, Dawn! Now I'm really itching for some nestie's for my machine. Just too afraid to hit the buy button....don't want to buy something I end up not using much. I put them in my shopping cart and then back out again. I just need to press the buy button and get it over with. I keep hinting to my kids that I want craft supplies but they can't seem to catch the hint...I keep getting stuff to decorate my house! LOL....

    Lovely card and thank you so much for the tutorial! I am going to buy this die so I can make this card for my friends birthday next month.

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  13. Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  14. beautiful card. I love the way you used the beaded oval for the card. Nicely done

    PS you too have the wrong deadline date for the Fri challenge. Should be Mar 18th

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  15. Oh, Dawn! This is beautiful! What a lovely gift card! And I love your coloring...gorgeous! What a super idea...you are so clever!!

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  16. GASP! This is just too pretty for words!!!!! I will need to give this fold a try but it truly is your coloring and the way you put these lovely violets on your card that makes it oh so divine!

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  17. First, beautiful coloring on those violets girl (so funny that we used the same set today), and then I love that you showed how you did the easel...such a gorgeous showcase of a card!

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  18. What can I say Dawn...this is amazing girl!! I love your gorgeous flowers and coloring!! The tut was fabulous too!! Thanks for sharing that and I hope to be making one soon! :) Have a lovely weekend friend!!HUGS

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  19. This is a stunner, Dawn! Simply gorgeous--thanks for the instructions on how you did it!

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  20. Those violets/leaves are absolutely gorgeous, Dawn. I love the sweet flowers with your sentiment...just an added, perfect touch. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

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  21. Oh, that's sweet, Dawn! Your violets look absolutely 3-dimensional, but I guess it's just your fantastic coloring that creates the look. What a great way to showcase such beautiful art!

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  22. Dawn this is wonderful. Oh I like that you made the Easel card with the scallop oval. Very very pretty.

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  23. Totally gorgeous, Dawn! Love violets and thanks for the tute on the easel card.

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  24. An easel card? What a fantastic idea! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll have to try my hand at one sometime!

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  25. This is so pretty!! Love the tutorial too!

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  26. Oh how pretty! I never would have thought to try this shape for an easel card, but it is perfect, especially for the pretty violets stamp set! Love it!

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  27. Dawn - you are so creative and clever!! And this card (as always) is gorgeous. What a great way to make the easel card.

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  28. Dawn, this is absolutely wonderful! Purple is my fave color, and so these flowers just call out to me. Your tutorial is very helpful, and I just might try an easel card one of these days! THanks for sharing the loveliness.

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  29. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!! I love the easel card with the ovals. All the cutting details really pop!!

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  30. Beautiful card, am so loving the style you've chosen.

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  31. Hello sweet friend!! This card is so beautiful, it almost leaves me speechless!!! Your coloring is as always over the top gorgeous!! Have a blessed weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

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  32. Oh Dawn, this is simply Breath-Taking!! The Violet set is Perfect with your design! Fabulous and I love it :)

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  33. Wow! such a pretty card! I love how you colored the violets. Thanks for the super tutorial too, love learning new techniques! 8-)

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  34. fabulous tutorial

    AND....stunning creation...wow

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  35. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Your card is gorgeous and creative :)

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  36. What a stunning easel card Dawn!! I just love your coloring and your shape. So elegant and springy!! Gorgeous colors and design.
    hugs,
    Chris

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  37. This is wonderful dawn and thankyou for sharing the tips on how to make it. Have a nice sunday. ♥

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  38. Thud! That was my jaw hitting the floor! Girl, this is fantastic!

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  39. Love this! Thanks for that awesome tutorial!

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  40. Gorgeous card, Dawn. I took pictures to show how to make a circular easel card on my blog, but you beat me to it.
    LOVE your card and of course your coloring!
    Hugs and smiles

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  41. Oh my goodness!! This is beyond gorgeous Dawn! I had to try this fold! Your coloring is fabulous as always! Thank you for sharing.

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  42. This is so beautiful card Dawn,

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  43. So INCREDIBLE, Dawn! Love the oval shape of your easel card, and the coloring....sigh...GORGEOUS!

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  44. This is so pretty...love your circular easel card!! I don't have the Grand Calibur or the large dies...but if I ever get them, will try this one! Your card is just stunning, Dawn!! Big hugs to you!

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  45. Dawn, I don't know how I missed this. I love violets and you've just captured them so beautifully. Wonderfully done!

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  46. WOW, Dawn...what a STUNNING card!!!! I just love the easel design and your violets are colored to perfection!!!!

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Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..