Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I thought that as you as some of you are busy making Christmas Cards and others have finished and packed away your Christmas Craft Stash, that this week would be a very simple Challenge.
An 'Aperture' Card is what I'd like you to make if you have time, this could be incorporated into your Christmas cards, as I have done or used to make any card you choose. Hopefully this will fit with everyone's craft schedule this week, I'm afraid to admit I'm one of those that is having to panic craft to get my Cards made and ready to post, I'm the same every year, I set out with all good intentions of making Cards every month for Christmas but it hasn't amounted to much, Sue made me laugh, her frustration at having only managed about 8 Christmas Cards, she had thought that as all of her Challenge Cards had been Christmas Cards she would have a good amount prepared! You and me both Sue! Haha, guess what we will be doing tomorrow??!
I cut a 6inch Square of white card
I cut the Ornate Holly Framed Peace die in green
To make sure the 'Aperture' was in the right place I positioned
It on my Square and cut through the die cut and card base to
Create the aperture, this ensures that it is centred.
I did cut a 300gsm white base to the Holly Frame
To give a bit more height.
I die cut through the centre of the green die cut to
Make sure aperture was in same place.
I then added a Matt of green card behind the white card and then
Added foam tape to the back, adhered whole thing to base card.
I decorated with some Holly leaves and some red stones.
(Well they were white but I coloured them with promarkers).
I know that most of you know how to make an 'Aperture' Card, but I thought I would run through it for anyone knew, that might look in.
I thought I would feature some different card shapes and styles each week, I tend to stick to making straight forward, standard side opening Cards. When I go onto Pinterest and see the huge variety of styles of card shapes I fully intend to be more adventurous, so having it as a challenge each week might just encourage me to vary my card styles.
I hope you will enjoy playing along with me, I just thought it would be something different for us to try.
I hope you all have a lovely week..
Love and hugs to all,