Sunday, July 4, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge...Aperture Card

Welcome back to another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. This week our challenge is to make an Aperture Card, or, create a card that has a hole in the middle...this is usually done by stamping the main image on he INSIDE of your card and cutting a hole in the center of the card front so that you can see the image when the card is closed. WHEW! That's a mouth full!

My card is pretty involved and took several days to complete! I love a challenge!!! I want to thank Jacque Beddingfield for the original idea on this card. I CASED the entire design from her. Thank you Jacque for being such an inspiration. :-)

Before I even start, I need to let you know that I didn't keep track of the copics I used (how did that happen)?

So let's get is the card I made, using Art Impressions "Little Annie" and the Window image on the front. The window was stamped onto fun foam (the narrow stuff) and then colored with Copics, and mounted onto Sage Shadow cardstock.

I began to assemble my card front by stitching some DP from Papermania "Confetti" collection to some Sage Shadow card stock. All the panels were stitched and then adhered to the front of the card. Then I adhered the fun foam (which was already cut out) and next I mounted Little Annie! The next thing I had to do was to cut through all those layers - 9 to be exact, and that took me forever...

Here is a closer view of Annie...

After I had that part done the rest was relatively easy..I stitched the panels on the inside of the card (the left side of the card was part of the 9 layers I had to cut through) and then stamped the inside of Little Annie and the Curtain and adhered them to the inside part of the card.

Here's a closer view on Annie on the inside...

Here's a view of the whole inside of my card....

Moving on to what you see through the window, I used the following images available from Diana here at Magnolia-licious.
I used #629 Allotta Rubber Stamps Stove and #383 Opps Tilda for the view through my window. Both are adhered with dimensionals on Sage Shadow card stock.

Your submission to the challenge doesn't need to be nearly as difficult, but I truly hope that you'll make an atempt at an Aperture Card and join with us for the fun...


  1. OMG!!!! I can't even begin to describe how amazing this card is!! It's really just GORGEOUS!!!! I love everything about it...I need to get that little Annie. She's darling. Your coloring is always!! And I love each and every special touch you added. Just spectacular!!!
    Pat Frank

  2. SPECTACULAR, FABULOUS, AWESOME!!! Wow i am running out of expletives, this is just awe inspiring, LOVE IT BARB!! fantastic job
    P.S: sure it was worth all the work

  3. Oh my goodness! I love that little girl from AI. I have so often looked at them and felt I couldn't do them justice. Well, now I know I can't! Beautiful card!!!

  4. lovely...I really love the design!! You are brilliant!

  5. Barb a totally awesome card! Love your coloring! WOW!!

  6. Barb....Your card is just too cute.
    I can see there it would take a long time to put together.As always
    you work is your coloring and your DP's
    Linda W.

  7. WOW !!! Stunning card Barb. What an awful lot of work you have put into this gorgeous creation. I love it.

  8. I am not surprised it took you hours to do but the result .. yes is spectacular, love it, never seen anything like this before. Wanted also to thank you and say hello for choosing me as this month's GDT .. can't tell you how happy I was about this :) xxx

  9. This card made me smile from the outside and then to see the inside too! How adorable!!! Fantastic work as always Barb! Just love it!!!

  10. This just proves what I have long are a genius!! Wow wow wow!!! Happy 4th and amazing amazing job!

  11. So delightful. I even have that window stamp. Love the plants on each side.

  12. How cute! OK I am going to have to experiment with an aperture card.

    Thanks for showing us!

  13. Barb, that is so creative, I got to try that

  14. Barb this card is truely a work of art! Such beautifully colored images and the layouts are amazing!


  15. WOW!!! I love the little Annie looking in!! To be able to find the perfect stamps to do that, I am in awe!
    Oops Tilda is just adorable on the inside!

  16. OH!OH!OH! - but I have said that before haven't I.
    Love you bunches - sandy

  17. over the top adorable Barb! I love these Art Impressions children and it worked out wonderfully for you here! Awesome designing and coloring! TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

  18. Great card! Annie and Tilda are so cute. Your coloring is great! I have some of the front/back stamps, but would not have thought to use them in this way! Fab idea you've given me!
    Kathy Gerace

  19. Oh my my my Barb, this is so gorgeous... I am actually stunned just looking at it and you are actually asking us to make one?? Your work is so beautiful I just love your little Annie.. she is too adorable and your coloring of all is perfect. I love your layout and the papers you used.. This is a keeper!!!! A woozer...
    Hugs, Jean

  20. Barb your card is so pretty..I love the peekaboo window! The colors you picked are subtle and perfect!
    Great work! love it.

  21. Barb, wow, your card is spectacular, all that work but so worth it, your colouring is spectacular, love all your amazing details and the combo of images are stunning. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  22. oooo...this is soooo CUTE, BEAUTIFUL, FANTASTIC, and every other awesome adjective you can think of! Fabulous work, Barb! I love it! I can only imagine how much time and work you have into this fabulous card! I love it!!!!!


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