Sunday, 31 May 2020

Tutorial - how to create an aperture card using the Little Kingdom Stamp Soup pack...

 Hello! I'm Rachel Harries and this is my very first post for Polkadoodles so I'm really excited! I hope you love the tutorial I have for you today...

I've created this card using a tent fold which I've tweaked a little to give a platform to put the pieces on.

I started off with a long rectangle of card, this will work with any rectangle that is approximately three times the the height you want your finished card from to be. This is the most important measurement which everything else can be worked out from. I wanted my to be 6 x6.

I score the card in the middle and also at either end to create what will be my base I then run this through my die cutting machine and create and aperture, I hold on to the circle to use to make hills later. I cut out a circle from a post it note to create a mask I also stamp and mask a few other elements.

I then use a selection of distress inks to blend my background which I splash a little water on and blot to activate the distress oxides.

Once I have removed my masks I add a little colour to the sun.

I score a line half between each end of the main card and the first score line which I then fold inwards and stick together.

I use some distress inks on the outside of the card to match the inside.

I take the circle from the aperture and cut it to create two different sized semi circles these will be my hills, I use some ink and a blender to colour, I then stick the hills to the inside piece of card where I joined the base.

I then stamp and fussy cut various elements from the Little Kingdom Stamp Soup set from Blushing Blooms Craft Papers.

I hope you enjoyed this project I look forward to sharing more with you.
See you next time! 
Rachel x 


  1. Thank you for the tutorial, I love the design. I hope I can manage to make something as pretty for my granddaughter's birthday. Pat xx

  2. June 28, 2020
    I just discover you blog from Craft Gossip. Your tutorial with pictures
    is excellent. I really love this card from my house to your house.
    Merci Rachel


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