You all really seemed to enjoy one layer, birds last week, as we had another bumper week. Thank you.
One layer is certainly a breeze for you all now and many of you even enjoying it. Maybe it will take over the world!
We also have now tipped 1200 folllowers! Amazing.
Onto this week and it's theme time, we have chosen
"Cut it Out"
For this we would like to see some kind of hole or aperture in your card!
Here are our samples
I made a 6x6" card from white hammer card, then cut an aperture from the centre of the front flap, with a heart die. This particular die is Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Dies Hearts. I used the very plain die from this fab set. I printed Wedding day in Scriptina font which I'd previously printed onto ivory paper from a wonderful set by Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose I used the big roses background in Blossom for one and Ocean for the other. As the paper is ivory I punched daisies from ivory card in 2 sizes. Placing them, I did the top and bottom first, so that I kept the shape and put pearls in the centres to finish. I will put close-ups on my personal blog here
This is a stamp by Tanda very much in the style of Rennie Mackintosh. The circle element seemed perfect for making an aperture and as luck would have it, one of my circular Nesties was the perfect size.
Here is the technique I used in order to cut out just part of the circle and leave the lady's image intact.
- Cut around the edge of the image within the circle with a craft knife, continuing just past the edge of the circle.
- Place the die in position, under the cut out section of the image.
- Run the card through your die cutting machine.
- The whole image was cut out with a rectangular Nestie adjusted to fit the frame of the image, as in a previous tutorial.
This one has a die cut, rectangular aperture, which has been decorated with a Martha Stewart flower border and additional, matching, Woodware punched flowers. The butterflies are from Dienamics and Marianne Creatables, again with a little added Glamour Dust. The computer generated sentiment is in Passions Conflict ROB font and mounted on an oval Nestie diecut.
There are a few more aperture cards on my personal blog, one using no dies to make the aperture!.
We look forward to see your wonderful creations.