Hi Folks! This is my weekly submission to the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday series. This week's challenge is to use the Decreasing Apertures technique using dies and/or punches. Although I am distressingly short of PTI dies (hope to remedy that soon!), I do have quite a few other dies and punches to work with.
I also have some really cool patterned paper from DCWV (Cafe Mediterranean to be specific) to work with. On this card the apertures were cut from So Saffron (SU) and patterned paper (DCWV) using Spellbinders dies (petite ovals, petite scalloped ovals, Labels 21). The So Saffron card stock had been previously embossed with Divine Swirls (Cuttlebug). After adhering all the layers together and cutting through the front of the card, the message from PTI's Birthday Basics was stamped (using SU Taken With Teal) through the aperture. The butterflies were punched out of SU Pumpkin Pie card stock and DCWV paper, and adhered with Scor-Tape. The bling (Jolee's Jewels) was hot-fixed to the card and butterfly. The pattern on the butterfly was from the cloth triangle from Vintage Picnic, stamped with Taken With Teal craft ink. I opted not to do the glittered window on this card as it would have made the sentiment too hard to read, but I will certainly try it on a future card!
Thanks for looking!