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Monday, 30 January 2012


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Vintage Roses

Love your card, but then I always do :)

Can you please help me with the word aperture and give a bit of explanation? Is it like a peek-a-boo opening? Like a see through hole?
Or the opening on top of thee the paperbag so you can put something in there? Or Maybe both?

I have a coin envelop die, maybe I'll scrap lift your idea this time- just be safe

Jen Hart

Great card and I like the challenge :)

Handmade by Natty

An aperture is basically any cut-out opening, so on my card the aperture is the hole with the felt border around it.

Apertures can be any size or shape, large or small, here's some I've made in the past using Nestabilities labels dies:

Hope that helps! :D

Vintage Roses

Aha...I see.

The links are very helpfull and inspiring :)

I was about to make a shabby vintage card but
ah, we'll see.

Vintage Roses

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Ruth S

Great card Nat - well done on using up that paper too. Very satisfying ;)

sharon curtis

What a gorgeous card, I love the woodgrain envelope and using felt is also a great idea to give a bit more texture - yet more ideas I'll be nicking off you! lol x


Nat - would you like to guest for us in April? Can you email me please, Mary G (Ribbon Girl)

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