Good morning friends! It’s true, I’m on a gold and cream kick, but I have to admit that gold embossing powder simply makes this stamped background sing!! I’m using Sculpted Leaves Background Stamp and was inspired to make an aperture card since I haven’t done one in a while! The inside of the aperture is lined using Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five. I’ve added a couple of pictures to show you how I did that – it’s easy. What started out as a plain card with two layers of gold matted panels turns into quite something else thanks to the intrigue of the aperture which is cut using Vintage Labels Seven. I decorated using Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Four and Spellbinders Foliage Flourish. The sentiment is from JustRite Special Gifts Labels Twenty Nine that is layered on Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two. I have a wedding congrats card to send out later this month, so I think I’ll be making a duplicate :-)
This time working from the top down, stamp the Sculpted Leaves Background Stamp. Trim the stamped background around the edges then adhere to a gold foil panel cut to 4-1/2″ x 5-5/8″. Cut/emboss the aperture from both layers using Vintage Labels Seven. Cut a cream panel 4-3/4″ x 6″ and adhere to a gold panel cut to 4-7/8″ x 6-1/8″. Taking the aperture panel you cut previously, reseat the die into the panel and center the panel over the uncut cream and gold panel. Trace on the inside of the die with a pencil so that you have a guide where to cut then remove die and set this panel aside. Cut/emboss an aperture from the gold/cream layers using your pencil marks for guidance. Construct a card base 5-1/2 x 7″. Taking the first aperture panel you cut, reseat the die into the panel and center the panel over card base and trace the inside of the die with a pencil. Remove the die and set the panel aside. Cut/emboss an aperture into the upper layer only of the card base using the pencil marks for guidance. Assemble by stacking the larger cream/gold panel onto the card base using one layer of foam tape. Next tape the pieces of Majestic Labels Twenty Five to the back of the opening of the smaller cream/gold panel so the filigree shows . Stack on top of the larger cream/gold panel adhering with one layer of foam tape. Add Foliage Flourish and Spiral Blossom Four on the front of the card for embellishment with a few pearls. For the inside, cut/emboss Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two – smaller motif. Stamp sentiment, add ribbon and adhere to a panel 3-3/4″ x 6″ .
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
|Rubber Stamps: JustRite Papercraft – Sculpted Leaves Background Stamp, Special Gifts Labels Twenty Nine
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80 lb, Coredinations, gold foil (posterboard from Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Vintage Labels Seven, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Four, Spellbinders Foliage Flourish, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two, gold embossing powder, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
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Question Parking Lot:
Several have asked how to get the gold detailing on the flowers. I used my trusty gold krylon pen to rim Spiral Blossoms Four before rolling the spiral :-)