Imperial Die circle card   Thursday, April 11, 2013
by Michelle Woerner   Post Type: Card

Hi everyone!  It's Michelle Woerner and I am so excited to be here for my very first Spellbloggers post!  I really appreciated all the welcoming comments from my announcement post, thank you everyone.  I've been on the Spellbinders Design Team for 2 years now and am excited to make the change to the Spellbloggers team.

But enough of me, on to today's project.  This week we are showcasing the Imperial Gold Collection which brings you the FOURTH dimension - die templates that cut, emboss, stencil….and yes, they DEBOSS too!

 Michelle Woerner Spellbinders dies Imperial Gold Circle card

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For my card, I used the letterpress technique by inking the die directly and then cutting my cardstock.  When you ink up these dies, the ink will only go on the DEbossed portions of the die.  This photo shows all the dies of the set on the left and the die inked on the right.

Michelle Woerner spellbinders Imperial gold labels four 

Here are all the die cut pieces I used on my card.  With the Grand Caliber plates, I usually have enough room to die cut all my pieces in one swipe.  To fit everything, I trim my cardstock just a bit larger than the die template and arrange everything so they all fit.

Michelle Woerner Spellbinders dies Grand Calibur 

 Next I start assembling my card.

 Michelle Woerner Spellbinders dies labels four imperial gold

I knew I wanted a flower embellishment for my card, but wasn't sure which style would look the best.  So I die cut my pattern paper with both the large rose from the S5-086 Bitty Blossoms Shapeabilities® set as well as dies 1, 2 and 3 from S5-050 Rose Creations.  I do this quite a bit, make multiple flowers for 1 project.  I keep my extra flowers in a tin and from time to time sort through my extras and used them.

Michelle Woerner Spellbinders dies rose creations

I often get asked how I make my circle cards.  There are a couple ways, but the easiest for me is to die cut 2 large scalloped circles and score 1 near the top (this will be the back piece).  Then you add some glue above of the scored line and fold it as shown in these pictures.

Michelle Woerner Spellbinders circle card 

Here is a close up picture of the debossing detail.Michelle Woerner Spellbinders dies Labels Four Imperial Gold 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


 Michelle Woerner Spellbinders



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S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circles LG  •  S5-159 Gold Labels Four  •  S5-050 Rose Creations  •  Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine  •  S5-168 On The Edge  •  S4-190 Labels Four  •  Michelle Woerner  •  S4-114 Standard Circles LG  •  Spellblogger


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  • Christine Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Stunning card Michelle, showcases the dies beautifully.
  • Bridget Larsen Thursday, April 11, 2013

    wow love the almost monochromatic colours. I must try the inking die technique. thank you
  • colleen howell Thursday, April 11, 2013

    great card, I love everything about it.  You did a wonderful job for your 1st post, congrats to you and Spellbinders for their choice!!
  • Peggy Packer Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Oh, Michelle, this card is beautiful!! I love these dies!! Great first post and am looking forward to many more and all the wonderful things you will create!! Congrats, again!!
  • Theresa Momber Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Beautiful job! I love the contrast on this card. It's gorgeous. Congrats on your first post!
  • Debbie Seyer Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Love your card, Michelle!  Congrats on your first posts!!  
  • Marisa Job Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Such a gorgeous card Michelle!! You did a great job showcasing the dies!! Congrats again!!
  • tinamcd Thursday, April 11, 2013

    You ROCK MY WORLD oh fabulous one!! Gorgeous work!!!
  • Kim Hupke Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Love it Michelle!!!!!!
    I'm looking forward to seeing your designs as a Spellblogger!
  • Gloria Nunn Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Lovely work!
  • Holly Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Congratulations on your first Spellblogger post, Michelle!!  What a gorgeous card.  I love your work, sweetie!!  
  • Michele in Il. Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Congrats and can't wait to see more of your lovely inspirational creations!
  • JoAnn B. Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Your card is gorgeous. Love all the layers and details. The flower is a perfect accent.

    Congratulations on your first Spellblogger post.
  • Cindy A Thursday, April 11, 2013

    You are amazing!! The card is breath taking and I look forward to seeing you dazzle us here on the blog!
  • Renee VanEpps Thursday, April 11, 2013

    This is GORGEOUS Michelle!! Love the colors and that flower is amazing.. I must get that circle scallop die...  Congrats on being on the Spellblogger DT!  Looking forward to videos, I know you'll be great!
  • John @ IMAGINE Crafts Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Welcome to the Spellbloggers Team!  AWESOME tutorial with the step-by-step photos- can't wait to see what inspiring projects you'll be posting next!
  • Emily Leiphart Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Stunning card, Michelle! I love that ornate frame and the way you split the circle. What a great first post as Spellblogger! I look forward to all your shares.
  • Sharon Johnson Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Congrats, Michelle!  LOVE your card!  It is so very striking, and GREAT easy to follow step by step.  Woo Hoo -- so happy for you!
  • Sharon Johnson Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Congrats, Michelle!  LOVE your card!  It is so very striking, and GREAT easy to follow step by step.  Woo Hoo -- so happy for you!
  • Rachel Hope Thursday, April 11, 2013

    congrats on the new gig! love the card
  • Amanda Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Hi Michelle, Love your card and the detailed and easy to follow instructions.  Really like the fact that the patterned paper for the circles is incomplete but so effective.


    Amanda x
  • Eileen L. Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Beautiful card Michelle. Love the colors and dies you used. Congrats on your post as Spellblogger. Also, thanks for sharing how you make your circle cards. I like your way, it saves cutting another circle for the top that would have been cut off.
  • Amy Sheffer Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Absolutely gorgeous, Michelle! Congratulations on the transition to Spellblogger! You are an inspiration!!
  • Rea Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Beautiful card and details on the die.
  • Diane S. Thursday, April 11, 2013

    LOVE your card!  So elegant and your instructions were so clear-  THANK YOU. 
  • Michelle Reaves Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Congratulations!!! Your card is lovely and your instructions on making it are perfect!
  • Jeanne Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Long time follower here..., however, many congrats on your new position, Michelle, and this first post. Love the design, dies and colors on this card.
  • Marisa Thursday, April 11, 2013

    You KNOW I love your round cards and this one is a STUNNER, Michelle!  Oh my!! Great colours, love that flower and the gorgeous way you framed the sentiment.  Can't wait to see more!!
  • Lisa Henke Thursday, April 11, 2013

    I always LOVE your circle cards! this is amazing and soooo cute. beautiful flowers! congrats on your new gig!
  • Michele Gross Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Oh wow! So elegant and truly beautiful!  Wonderful tutorial and can't wait to see more!
  • Julie O. Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Love it!  Great job Michelle!
  • Julie O. Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Love it!  Great job Michelle!
  • Melanie Muenchinger Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Your letterpress is so cool here, I may have to get out my pigment inks to do this!
  • Ava Gavloski Thursday, April 11, 2013

    you managed to get a few comments michelle, well done
  • Chris R Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Congrats on your first post.  Your card is so lovely. I love the step by step break down. That's so helpful to me in seeing how to make the card come together. 
  • Chris F Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Perfection - and the photos are so helpful!  YOU inspire me. :)
  • Jess S Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Very beautiful card.  I love the inked debossed area on the die cut and the gorgeous flower!
  • Lagene Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Gorgeous card, I love all these new dies!
  • Chris Piette Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Really nice!  Like your instructions.
  • Summer Fullerton Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Michelle I love this card it's simply beautiful. Your layering of the flowers is genius! WTG my friend!
  • Marilyn in E-Twon Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Oh Michelle, love, love your circle cards!!!  I'm so excited for you and another place to see all your beautiful creations!  I can't wait to get my hands on these new dies and give them a try!!!
  • Deanne Fox Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Simply Stunning! Love your style!
  • Maureen P Thursday, April 11, 2013

    oh, just gorgeous, Michelle!  I love all the details of your tutorial :)  And LOVE the fourth dimension of these dies!  Cool!
  • Jean Bullock Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Congratulations on your first post and also a wonderful card.  You did very well on the tutorial.  Thanks so much!
  • Piali Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Pretty Card Michelle!!
    Fabulous 1st Spellblogger post!!!
  • Linda Duke Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Beautiful card Michelle, and great tutorial! Congrats on your first post as a Spellblogger :)  Hugs
  • Deb Saaranen Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Congratulations Michelle!!

    Adorable design and great tutorial!

  • Sue Kment Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Congrats Michelle-you did Good!
  • Glenda J Friday, April 12, 2013

    Great card and congrats on the new gig!
  • Betty Neville Friday, April 12, 2013

    So gorgeous, Michelle!  Congrats on your new position - you do beautiful work!  Thank you for the tips!
  • DeNel Friday, April 12, 2013

    Congrats!!! Love your card!!!
  • Kathy Jones Friday, April 12, 2013

    Gorgeous card Michelle!!!  Your photo tutorial is fabulous and HUGE congratulations to you for your new Spellblogger role - I know you will be amazing!!  :)
  • Joan B Saturday, April 13, 2013

  • Tina Covington Sunday, April 14, 2013

    Pretty card.  Thanks so much for sharing the Letterpress technique.  I will be trying that one!
  • May Hume Sunday, April 14, 2013

    beautiful Michelle and well demostrated excellent use of the dies looking forward to seeing more blog xx
  • conniecrafter Friday, April 19, 2013

    Gorgeous, just lovely layering of the dies !!
  • ana maria irus Friday, April 26, 2013

    Que bello,vienen todos los dies???

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