Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Cheats Diamond Spring Card

I'm really enjoying making different card shapes and styles. I watched Create & Craft the other day and saw some fab card bases but nearly  fainted at the price! So I decided that Google would be my friend for the day and that I'd see if I could find an idiots how to guide! Well as you can see I was sucessful and found this fab tutorial. I initially made the card using basic A4 cardstock, but then decided that the card wasn't quite big enough for my purpose, and as I didn't want to use my lovely 12 x 12 card to make a 6" square card that I'd either have to go shopping or come up with an alternative plan.

After thinking about it and studying the card, I thought that maybe I could use a 6" x 6" premade card base. Guess what? It worked! So I have one fab card base made in less than 2 minutes - result!

As usual I spent ages faffing around trying to decide on my layout. Finally I decided that I'd try and follow this sketch:

As you can hopefully see, I have rotated and shrunk the image. The card looks a bit wonky in picture, it's not, it's just my bad photgraphy! Also, I'm still struggling to find the best way to use flowers on my cards, but I hope this works. Any hints or tips will be gratefully received.

Anyway, far too much waffling from me, so here it is, my cheats Diamond Spring Card:

Image  - Simply Cards & Papercraft freebie, coloured using Promakers

Frame - White cardstock coloured with Promarkers, die cut with Nellie Snellen MFD003

Papers - MME freebie

Flowers - from stash

Ribbon - from stash coloured with Promarkers

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Inspirational Card Sketches

Passion for Promarkers

Crafty Cardmakers

Cute Card Thursday

Creative Card World


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! The colours you have used are stunning and that image is so cute!

    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft World.

    Sarah DT

  2. Hi Claire, what a pretty card. Love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for your tips on making a quick alternative to the spring card and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  3. Lovely card - thanks for the tutorial link, another one to have a go at!!!!

  4. That looks fab thanks for the link

  5. Looks great - love the frame. Hugs Annexxx

  6. Great card, love your colours and thanks for the linkx

  7. I love you card. the colours are glad you joined us at crafty cardmakers

    Lv toria

  8. such a pretty card, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

  9. What a clever design and great image! Fab!
    Thanks for coming to play at Crafty Cardmakers x


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