Easter aperture card

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 10 Apr, 2017

Combine vibrant Paws for Thought papers with egg apertures for a clean and contemporary Easter card. Craft for a loved one, or use as an invite to your egg hunt or Sunday lunch! Why not try with different apertures, such as the bunny mini die?

1. Draw a 5cm egg shape on a piece of cardstock and cut out with a pair of scissors. Trim a separate sheet of white cardstock a little smaller than a 15cm square and trace four eggs onto it, using your little template. The eggs should be relatively close to the edge, leaving a large white space in the centre. Carefully cut out the traced shapes, using a sharp craft knife. Alternatively, use an egg-shaped nesting die to achieve this effect, running through your Xcut Xpress machine to create your four apertures.

2. Place the cut-out panel on top of a 15cm card blank and trace around the egg apertures with a light pencil. This will guide you when it comes to positioning the strips of paper. Choose four different Paws for Thought patterned papers and cut several strips from each. These can be different thicknesses, so don't worry about making them all identical. Stick over your traced eggs with a glue stick and mount the aperture panel on top with 3D foam tape.

3. Trim a rectangular piece of vellum and die cut ‘Happy Easter’ using the art deco alpha dies. Cut from two different colours and stick together, slightly offset to create a shadow effect. Adhere to the vellum panel with a Sailor 2 In 1 Glue Pen and stick to the centre of the card.

Project and how-to instructions by Camila Bertolini. Project originally published in the March issue (80) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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