Tonic Studios recently released sets of dies which can create beautiful pinhole effects in cards.
The sets can be used together and also look great when they are combined with the Layering die sets.
I've created an aperture card using a combination of dies and you can see below how I made it.
You will need:
double sided tape
die cutting machine
How to make it:
1. Create a 14.5cm x 14.5cm scalloped card using the Harrop die set. Place Pinhole Circle die (3rd from the outside) on top of the card front and pass through the die cutting machine.
2. This die does not cut an aperture - it creates the pinhole effect.
3. Place the largest die from the "Have a Beautiful Day" set in the centre of the card front and cut - through the card front only. Set the die cut aside to use on the inside of the card.
4. Cut a piece of white card measuring 13.5cm x 6cm. Score at 1cm 3cm and 5cm. Fold as shown
to form a gusset.
5. Attach the gusset to the bottom of the inside back of the card with double sided tape. Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 13cm x 13.5cm and attach over the back covering where the gusset is attached.
7. Use a circle layering die to cut a spotty circle which fits inside as shown. TIP - I have numbered the backs of my circle dies from smallest to largest with a permanent marker. I have used no. 8 here.
8. Cut out a white circle one size bigger.
9. Use the pinhole die for the Beautiful Day set on the circle you have just cut out.
10. Cut the pattern into the white circle using the inner patterned die from t he same set. Cut out the greeting from white card and glue both of these diecuts on top of the spotty circle.
11. Attach the front of the gusset to the card front with double sided tape.
12. Decorate the front of the card with a white diecut made using the Filigree Flourish die set. Add a bow made from embroidery thread and some gems to the centres of flowers.