Sunday, June 12

Tutorial: Aperture Card III

This technique is a little trickier than the previous two, and in my opinion, doesn't give quite as nice a finish as the easier techniques that have less bulk in the front of the card. You will often find these card blanks pre-cut and folded in craft stores but it is possible to do it yourself with a few basic tools.

1. Start with an A4 sheet of cardstock folded into three equal sections.

2. Cut a hole, or aperture, from the middle section. This can be in any shape you wish and in any position so long as the cut doesn't cross either fold line.

3. Now you can decorate from the back of the aperture. I chose to add a mat and then some spotted craft coloured paper, which I secured from the back.

4. Add some adhesive to the back of the first panel, then press the two sections together. The patterned papers will now be hidden inside the front of the card.

5. Once you have sealed the front closed your card will look like an ordinary card blank ready for decorating.

6. Decorate with embellishments and stamps as desired.

copyright Beccy Muir 2011


Nina said...

just beautiful
very nice.
greetings from switzerland

Sandy said...

Wow Beccy I can't keep up with you. You always have some neat thing for me to try. Thank you

Myrna said...

I love this one. It makes me want to try it right now.
Unfortunately, life often gets in the way of crafting. Soon though.

Heike´s Kreativ-Kiste said...

This ist beautiful Card.
Have a nice Day....


Jacee said...

Lovely card Becky and thanks for showing us how its been done.
Hugs Jacee

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card beccy.

greetings karin

CardArTart said...

looks great Beccy, sometimes things you think are complicated turn out quite simple - and this is one of them! lol

jaimie said...

Hi Beccy,

What a gorgeous cards you made !!
Very nice work !

Greetings, Jaimie

Anonymous said...

A lovely card.
I also want to thank you for your wonderfull ideas.

Tarah Demerchant said...

Love all the ideas! Super card Beccy!

DecoReBelle scrapbooking mixed media kind of steampunk said...

Beautiful cards. Regards. D.