Aperture with a swing bauble.
by Pam Simpson


Hi everyone Pam here..


Aperture card with a swing bauble!. card size 5 1/2" x 6" 

I keep being asked,  how I cut an aperture in a card  and add a frame..  A set of 4 photos as I did not want to fill  the blog post with photos.


Top left..Main card folded in half, these are the dies I want to use for my aperture in the card and my frame.

These are the largest sizes from Poppystamps . Stitch Main street tags. I placed both where I wanted the cut out to be..Take away the largest die.

Top right. cut your aperture..

Bottom left this is how the cut out looks..

Bottom Right.. Backing paper for the front of my card, with my frame cut with the same dies as picture top left.


This photo shows How I laid my backing paper inside the card, placed the smallest die back in the cut out, then draw a line in pencil around, next use you die to cut this out. ready to decorate for the card front and white frame added.


My blue paper has been stamped with Open Studio. "Cabin Pine Tree" cling stamp CS2218H and heat embossed white embossing powder.

Mix of Blooming small and large Poinsettias... leaves..net and ribbon.   Inked with distress ink. Tumbled Glass & Broken China, berries.. white Gesso..

Bauble is suspended with thick thread, this has been adheard between two solid die cuts and under the floral arrangement. 

Thank you for stopping by,  Pam x


Pam your card is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this stunning creation.

Wow this is a beauty. The colours are gorgeous, the layout and attention to detail just beautiful x

Pam this is simply fantastic! Looks like it doesn't belong to this world!

Wow! This is truly gorgeous! Thanks for the tips on creating an aperture style card. I'd love to give this a try!!


Wow!! STUNNING!!!!!

OMW This is amazing Pam xx Jan

Hi Pam, Your tutorial is fantastic, thank you. I love this card, love every element on it, and how effective is the Gesso, you clever girlie.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Stunning! Just Stunning!

This is a fabulous card. XD

Oh my that is just Gorgeous, lovely color, beautiful flowers and wonderful design!

WOW. Stunning! Gorgeous! Just can't say enough about this fabulous card.

amazing card

How beautifully stunning! It is breathtaking! Thank you for sharing! xxxx

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