Aperture Christmas Cards

Happy Friday!

I hope you’re all ahead on your Christmas card making unlike me.  I am so very behind schedule at the moment that I really need some elves to help me – do you happen to know any?!  Today, I am sharing a selection of Christmas cards made using apertures.  An aperture is a basically a shape cut out of card using either a craft knife, scissors or die.

Aperture Christmas Cards 1

My first card was the one that gave me the idea to base my blog post on apertures.  It’s the simplest card of them all but a definite favourite. 

Aperture Christmas Cards 2

I used the CrafTangles Christmas Greetings stamp set and stamped it with distress inks using a number of rainbow colours.  I then cut a slightly smaller square of red card and die cut a circle that fit the sentiment.  Finally I matt and layered on to orange card and finally on to my white card base.

Next up I decided to make a card using 2 circular apertures in different sizes.

Aperture Christmas Cards 3

The apertures were cut out of  white card and matted on black.  I added images from the Santa Claus stamp set which I coloured with my chameleon pens.  The sentiment is a real fun one.

My final card is a firm favourite.  It came about after I couldn’t think of what to do as a background and is definitely a background you’ll be seeing again.  To make it you simply swipe your distress ink mini across the card.

Aperture Christmas Cards 4

I added a stamped and heat embossed bauble from the Christmas Ornament stamp set.  I stamped stars from the same set and this time the aperture was a oval one.

I hope this post has inspired you to make cards using apertures with CrafTangles products.

See you again soon,
Shabneez


Products Used:
CrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps - Christmas OrnamentsCrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps - Santa ClausCrafTangles cardstock 12" by 12" (250 gsm) (Set of 10 sheets) - Ruby RedCrafTangles cardstock 12" by 12" (250 gsm) (Set of 10 sheets) - Tangerine Orange
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini Pads
Tonic Glacier White Embossing Powder
Versamark Watermark Pad
Versafine Black Ink Pad
Circle and Oval Dies
Everything else from my stash

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