Friday, 11 March 2011

Bah Humbug Apertures

Hi folks, it's the second week of my stint as a Guest designer over at Bah Humbug. This week the challenge is to make a card or project using apertures.
For my first card, I managed to use three stamps that I haven't used before. I have had them for ages, and they have sat neglected in my box of Christmas stash, gathering dust. They would qualify for my other Friday post, lol! They are a set of bauble stamps from Great Impressions, with the words 'Peace', 'Love' and 'Joy' on the baubles. I chose to stamp these on acetate, and cut three apertures out of my main card. I glittered the baubles, and stuck them into the apertures, and then covered the back with another layer of acetate, to keep the glitter nice and tidy, then added a layer of card, to tidy up the inside of my card.

Apologies for the ornament in the corner of the picture, but I need a nice sunny position to take the photo, and the windowsill was handy!

My second card is a tri-fold card, made using a stamp from Elusive Images, stamped onto watercolour paper, and coloured with Polychromos pencils. I have placed it so that it can be seen through an aperture on the front of the card. I have added some flowers and leaves cut from Crealie dies.

Don't forget to pop over to the Bah Humbug blog to see what everyone else has been up to, and thanks for stopping by, I'll be back later with my Forgotten Friday post, see you then! Judith xx


Aquarius said...

Two great cards for inspiration this week - can't remember when I used aperture cards last but I must have some in my stash somewhere.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, gorgeous cards, I haven't used an aperture for ages, think I'll go rummage too. Thank you so much for sharing :0) xxx

Elaine said...

Two great cards Judith. Love the colours on the first and colouring on the second - you are going great guns with those lovely new colouring pencils! Good inspiration for the versatility of aperture cards.

Elaine x

craftimamma said...

Both fab cards Judith, er ..... I bought those bauble stamps on an outing with Jo a couple of years ago at least and they remain ........ unused! What a shame because you have shown how lovely they are. Love those blues!

The second card is a stunner and as Elaine says yo are really getting to grips with your new pencils. The flowers look great too.

Lesley Xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Judith,
Have put these ideas in my not book the one I hardly ever get enough time to look at ... well sometimes love this top aperture card and love trying new methods one of which has been stamping on acetate so it put there,, love those stamps too
thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Ozx

the crafty duck said...

Hi Judith, two gorgeous cards, love the image on the second one, am thinking what to do as I have never made an aperture card, lots of love Steph

Ann said...

Both are beautiful projects Judith. I particularly love the house one - just gorgeous. I bought those stamps recently - must use them soon as they are gorgeous.
Ann xxx

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