Hello Crafter!

Here is a card made at by crafters at our regular workshops. Remember, all our featured cards are made by people from our classes.

It uses Phill’s new aperture stencils with normal Distress Inks and his DL Verse Collection on the inside and outside of the card.   The dies we have used are Sue Wilson Starlight Daisy and Curly Fern.

This is a simple, but lovely card!

Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cut shapes needed as below

  • Base Card – 19cm x 19cm
  • Black Layer x 2 – 18cm x 18cm
  • White Layer x 2 – 17cm x 17cm
  • Sue Wilson Dies:
    • Starlight Daisy – all three flowers
    • Curly Fern

Stage 2 – choose three Distress Ink colours and one of the aperture stencil shapes.  On our main card we have used the Oval Aperture.  Use Scotch Tape to hold the Aperture Stencil in place on the white card layer.   Start with the middle colour first and ink across the aperture, taking off the excess ink, and blending the colour towards the upper and lower sections a little.  Then use the other colours and blend towards the middle ensuring that the colours overlap to keep the edges soft.

On our sample card we have then splashed the ink with water to add some texture and interest to the background.  If you do this make sure it is really dry before you stamp the image and verse.

TIPS – If you start your blending off the aperture this prevents any hard lines from the smoothie.  Colour the inside aperture much paler than the front as this will have a verse stamped on it and we need to read it! We have also used the darker colour on the bottom section so that we can see the image if we accidentally ink too dark!


Stage 3 – colour the flowers in the same three colours.

Stage 4 – Stamp your chosen image slightly off the aperture shape with Archival Jet Black Ink.   This means we can paint inside the image if we need to.  We have used Chocolate Baroque or Lavinia Stamps on our cards.  Then stamp the sentiment on the front and matching verse on the inside aperture.

TIP – to paint the image tap the ink pad onto a blending mat and pick up the colours with a waterbrush.  On our main sample we have continued the same colour from the aperture into the image.


Stage 5 – re-apply the aperture over the shape.  You then have two options… 1 – you can go around the aperture with a black fine liner pen or 2 – go around the aperture with a quickie glue pen, remove them stencil and add Diamond Frost Glitter.

Stage 6 – assemble your layers and flowers.

Card Samples

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Here’s what we used with links to the website if you wish to purchase any of the products….

We hope you enjoy making this card

Karen Signature


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