Saturday, 19 December 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Aperture Card

Todays card has been made for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge, Aperture Card. Ive used a 8"x8" white card and measured a window size in the front and cut it out with my craft knife. On top of this I have placed one of the Dovecrafts "Tis the Season" papers a red snowflake one, and then punched out two strips of another of the same set of papers with my new Martha Stewart border punch and run it through my Xyron to put glue on the back and then ive stuck them not and bottom of my card. The greeting is a Hero Arts one that Ive used quite a lot this year, its been mounted on a piece of white pearlised card and stuck at the bottom on the right.
For the inside I have used the gorgeous Tilda and Edwin Skating stamp, that I have coloured with my copic pens then cut it out completely. To give the appearance of them skating on a pond I have used one of the themes from the Cute Companions Cd by Crafters Companion, and stuck it to the inside leaf and then positioned my skaters so they appear through the window.
To finish of my card I have stuck three pionsettas in the top left hand corner.


Wishcraft said...

Oh this is so lovely! I love your window effect and the skating scene - gorgeous! Lisa x

Mandy said...

Shirley your card is beautiful as always, love the design and the colours you've used
love and hugs Mandy xx

Christa said...

wow great card, lovelittle window hihi gorguss xx hugs christa

Anonymous said...

Shirley- it is a really nice card! Love it

Mrs Bs Blog said...

Hi Shirley, what a fabby card. I love the window you`ve cut out(and by hand too). The images are so lovely and the papers used are gorgeous. Hugs Val xxx

andrea said...

gorgeous card,the little skaters are so cute

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, love the layout and the stamp you used. Your colouring is always so eye catching, perfect.
Kim xXx

Melodie said...

What's that for a brilliant idea?
I like your back really great.

Sue said...

Great card Shirley luv the window you have cut it out brill, luv the scene, gorgeous piccie of your grandsons, sue,x

Danielle said...

What a wonderfully scenic card you've made Shirley! Your window aperture is beautifully done and the rest of card falls together just perfectly! Love it!
Hugs, Danielle

dolcreations said...

Wow Wow Wow...I love how you created this card! The window effect and the skating scene is so beautiful! Your colouring is superb! What a fantastic idea!
love the picture of the grandkids!
Very handsome!
Have a wonderful day!

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful card! I love your window effect and cute image.

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous card. The window effect is fabulous. Love the colours!


Kimmi xx

Deralynn said...

What an absolutely beautiful card. Handmade, but looks so professional. The window is an excellent idea. I forget to do things, like windows, when I'm in the midst of card-making. Your card inspires me to make a cleaner, more detail oriented card. Thanks so much! -Dera

Janette said...

Shirley this is so gorgeous,oh I love it and the little window is so cute.x

Riet said...

Ohhh what a beautiful card Shirley,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is the sweetest Shirley!! I just love the window you created with that fab scene!! Too cute!! Great coloring and design!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Shirley I am lost for words...well nearly...this is totally awesome.

Hugs and happy holidays
Lorraine x

Kim Piggott said...

This is so amazing!
Such a beautiful card!
kim x

Patricia St Martin said...


debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant and I love Tilda and Edwin.

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Wow this is beautiful! I love the window.

Lisa x

Christine said...

Hi Shirley smashing card great window & lurve your new MS punch..have been looking at this one..

Hugs Christine xx