Pretty Aperture and Flowers

Here’s our latest card made at our workshops.

It uses the gorgeous Flower Stamps designed by Trudie Howard, Doodle Borders and Background Stamps.  The dies we have used are the  Double Debossed Circles, Essentials and Inverted Squares.  The flowers have been coloured with the Watercolour Brush Pens.

The Full Card


Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cuts as shown in the photo.  The card is 21cm x 21cm. You will need some scrap white card if you wish to decoupage the flowers.

Stage 2 – Ink the edges of the plain inverted square layer in two colours and then where the circle aperture is with the lightest colour ink.  Ink the skinny circle frame.

TIP – we placed the inverted square aperture layer over the plain square layer and lightly drew around the circle with a pencil.  Then we knew where to ink for the aperture!

Stage 3 – choose a background stamp and stamp over the inked circle area using the darker colour ink.

Stage 4 – ink the doodle border around the edge of inverted square aperture layer

Stage 5 – Stamp the flower stamp using Versafine Black Ink onto the large circle die.  If you are decoupaging the flowers stamp it again on the scrap card.  Take your time and enjoy colouring your flowers!

Stage 6 – assemble your layers, using foam tape to lift the inverted square aperture layer.

Other card samples…

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Sentimentally Yours

Other Ranges

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Fancy Flowers Easel Card

Here’s a lovely version of an easel card made at our workshops.

This card uses the gorgeous Stamps designed by Trudie Howard (Flowers and backgrounds), Phill’s Octagon dies and Stately petite Sentiments.  We have coloured in the flowers using the new Watercolour  Blending Brush Pens!

The Full Card – made by Beverley!

Pointy Pretties Stamp,  Delicate Floral Background, Stormy Sky Distress Oxide

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

  • 20cm x 20cm – Card Blank
  • 9.5cm x 9.5cm (x3 pieces) – Inked layers
  • 9cm x 9cm – Backrgound Layers
  • 1 x larger octagon (flowers)
  • 2 x medium octagons (creates the easel)
  • 1 x small octagon (stopper)
  • Scrap white card to stamp extra flowers etc

Stage 2 – start by creating your base card using the 20cm x 20cm piece of square card.  Firstly score at 10cm across and up/down to create 4 quarters.  Then score from the top middle score line diagonally down/out towards the two middle score lines.   Cut up the  score line from the bottom middle score line to the centre of the card.  Fold the middle scored lines inwards and use a bone folder to create a crisp crease.  Fold the top two diagonal score lines back and out on themselves. Crease well. (see image)


Stage 3 – cut two of the 9.5cm x 9.5cm pieces diagonally in half to create triangles.  Ink the edges of all these 5 pieces. (4 triangles , 1 square)

Stage 4 – stamp the background onto the x3 9cm x 9cm pieces.  THEN cut two in half diagonally.  Stick these layers to the inked layers.

Stage 5 – stamp your chosen flower onto the largest octagon so that some of the flower is off the edges of the card.   Stamp the flower again onto the scrap card for decoupaging later.

TIP – If you don’t want to decoupage your flower, just stamp if fully onto this piece.

Stage 6 – stamp your chosen sentiment/image onto the stopper octagon and also a verse on the bottom left hand side of the card blank.

Stage 7 – colour in your flowers and cut out the piece you want to decoupage. and stick to the main flower.

TIP – if you are decoupaging all your flowers you don’t actually need to colour these in on the large octagon as you will not see it! But you do need to colour the stems.


Stage 8 – to create the easel, use the x2 medium size octagons.  Firstly, fold one in half and score well.  Create a small tab on side and score.  Glue this to one side of the unfolded octagon. (see image)

Stage 9 – assemble all the layers onto the card blank and add glitter if you wish!

Other samples…

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Here’s what we used with links to our website ……

Sentimentally Yours


I hope you enjoy making this card!

Karen Signature