Monday, 2 November 2015

How to make a Trimcraft Falling Leaves aperture card

I've used the beautiful First Edition "Falling Leaves" papers by Trimcraft to make this aperture card. The pads come in 6 x 6, 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 with lots of single sided pages which have special effects such as glitter or texture and also lots of double sided pages. The butterflies on this card have been cut from the pages and the hessian print in the background can also be found in the pads.

You will need:
Dovecraft 5 x 7 window card
Trimcraft First Edition Falling paper pad -8 x 8
Santoro Mirabelle 2 Metal Corners
Dovecraft Glitter Glue - Crystal

Double sided tape
Dovecraft Crafters Glue
pencil and eraser
craft knife

How to make the card:

 1. You will need this sheet of paper from the 8 x 8 paper pad.

 2. Trim it to 12 cm x 17cm  from the bottom left corner.

 3.  Position the piece of paper on the inside of the card over the aperture and hold in place with masking tape.

 4. Turn the card over and draw around the STRAIGHT EDGES of the aperture with a pencil.
Remove from the inside of the card and cut the straight edges with a craft knife and cut around the flowers and leaves leaving a little border, as shown.

 5. Erase all pencil marks from the paper and the card and attach to the card front with crafters glue. It is easier to use crafters glue than double sided tape for this part as it gives you a chance to adjust the position of the paper to fit.

 6. Cut a piece of dark green patterned paper to 12 cm x 17 cm and attach to the inside of  the card with double sided tape. Cut a flower form the remaining piece of the paper which was used for the front of the card and glue to the bottom left of the paper.

 7. Draw along the straight edges of the aperture with Glitter Glue and add some to the berries and flower centres.

8. Attach a Metal corner to the top right of the aperture with crafters glue

9. Cut some butterflies from the butterfly patterned pages. Shape with a bone folder or the edge of your scissors to give dimension - curving the wings upwards and away from the body.

10. Glue the butterflies to the card - using the glue only on the bodies. Add one small butterfly on the inside of the aperture.

1 comment:

  1. Ruth, thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful card with us. Thanks for your continued inspiration.
    Caroline MacHugh


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth