Aperture cards are very effective if you want to show off a particular element on your cards.
They come in may shapes and sizes and there are many dies on the market that will create an Aperture very easily for you in your card
You may want to add a single flower or a pretty picture to your aperture, but once it is placed in the opening it will take centre stage.
This dolphin is suspended from cotton to create the spinner portion of the card, and he spins when the card is open.
You will need two opposite images to do this as the back would be on view too.
To create your opening you will need to measure carefully the front of your folded card.
Use a metal ruler and measure equally around all four sides, then with a sharp craft knife carefully cut away the centre bit.
You could use a template to get the same result and if you don't have a steady hand it will give a better finish.
If you have a scoring board then it's even easier for you to do.
And the instructions that will come with your board will simplify things even more. Or you could use dies to create the aperture for you and that is by far the most accurate way
This card was cut out using an embossing board and the opening is filled with acetate, with a swirly pattern printed onto it.
The acetate acts like the glass in a window and can be coloured, as mine is, or clear so that whatever is on the inside of the card can be seen
The heart is decorated with paper flowers, and suspended on a silver thread and just allowed to hang freely in front of the aperture.
You could also use parchment or vellum in your aperture or maybe some voile or lace.
Any of these would make a really pretty difference to you design
A very pretty card for you to give to someone for any occasion, and you can add any sentiment on there that you wish.
Maybe it is for a a Mothers Day card or someone's special Anniversary or Birthday, the choice is yours.
Dress it with ribbons and flowers for the ladies. and dot it with pearls or diamante for that luxury look.
Buttons are always a good addition for the men.
And the gold or silver thread from Amazon can be added to either male or female cards
Have fun with Aperture Cards and remember to add...
"Handmade by....your name..."
on the back.
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