So I love aperture cards, simply because they have just so many options!
So for today's card I've used a standard circle aperture card, down the right side of the card I've stamped the Royal Windsor butterfly border (£3.99) and cut down the edge of it, around the details.
I've then distressed the edge and the card with Scattered straw & Aged mahogany, on the circle panel I've worked from the inside of the circle outwards, beginning with the scattered straw and then working over it (not as far outwards) with the aged mahogany. Over the top I've mounted black die cut corners (die set contains 3 corner style dies for £9.99)
Next up is the inside panel, distressed and layered papers with a stamped birthday sentiment.
Moving on to the front of the card...
Once again I've distressed the card & the layering papers with the same shades... For the main panel I've stamped the butterfly border (£3.99) across the base of the panel and used the waste from the cut off panel (the one we removed from the edge inside) to stamp the same border stamp again, and the outside stamp image again so we can cut out just the butterflies to decoupage on top of our original stamped pieces... Don't forget to distress them to match!
On the front panel I've also stamped "imagine" & the cross hatch hot air balloon (both come in the same set with many more stamps for only £5.99). On top of this I've layered the small hot air balloon die & small cloud die.. We will chat about these more in a minute...
So then the box behind the aperture... I've just cut a square of card - 20.5 X 20.5cm
I've then scored all 4 sides at 1-1/2cm & 3cm
Cut out the corner tabs and glue together to create a box with a top flap, this flap (the 1-1/2cm) line is the part that folds over to be glued to the back of the aperture card... But before we can glue it on we need to fill it!
So inside the box I've used script backing paper and layered over the top lots of dies from one set of hot air balloon dies with matching clouds!
So from this set I've used 1 large hot air balloon, I've cut the basket off the bottom of it and attached this inside the top of the circle, to create the idea of a sky filled with balloons, I've added a small balloon die cut and 3 clouds, the clouds have also been distressed.
I've wrapped a ribbon around the box so that you can fold in the butterfly edge and tie a bow together to hold it all together.
Hopefully this idea will help you come up with a few ideas, I'm wondering if a Christmas version with maybe a winter scene inside the box or maybe a low flying Santa & sleigh :)
All of the stamps, dies & papers used in today's projects are available from Craftmania - www.facebook.com/CraftmaniaCrafts
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