Monday, March 21, 2011


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's idea is to make a card with an Aperture (opening/hole) and decorate around
the opening you have created.  So, your stamped image is going to be inside your card.

This is a beautiful stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.
Colored with Copics.

I used a 5x7 white card.  I cute a scalloped circle in the card and
a piece of designer paper (Bunny Love 6x6 stack).  I cut the designer paper to 5" wide.
Then I centered it on the front of the card and cut the die for both the card and the
designer paper at the same time, so that the opening is in the same place on the front of the card. The bunny punch at the bottom of the card is Martha Stewart.

Now for the fun.  I pulled a bunch of punches and Sizzix dies out and punched swirls, flowers, branches and leaves out of white and pink paper.  Then, I glued them around the Aperture opening in a pleasing design.
Be sure that you only glue small areas and they don't go over the edge of the cut out.  This is so much fun, and it is hard to stop once you get started decorating.  It adds such a lovely softness to the opening.

Hope you get a chance to try this technique.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.....


KarinsArtScrap said...

this image is very cute, your card is very beautiful sue.

greetings karin

froebelsternchen said...

so beautiful dear Sue!
Have a good week!

Diffirent Shades Of Life said...

Wow Sue this is gorgeous!
Sue xo

Renkata said...

Ohh new banner Sue, very lovely.
Love the cute card.

Riet said...

So gorgeous Sue,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is just stunning!! Love all the cut outs!! HUGS

Barbara said...

What an elegant card! Your coloring is just so perfect. I just might have to think about this design\??? I visited BS&S last week and fell in love with her screen door sets. The dies were made special for the store!! Have you seen them?
Beautiful picture of the Falls. Makes me want to visit again soon. XX

America said...

awww, youve colored these bunnies beautifully.