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Tutorial #2 – Embossed Aperture Card


Michele e-mailed and asked if I could give her a few hints and tips on how to make this card so I decided to make my second tutorial.

A big tip for when you are using your embossing folders – put some kind of mark on the front of your embossing folders … I always put my name … because this reminds me which side embosses … especially handy for when I need to de-boss … this lets me know to turn the folder over and have my mark at the back.

The first picture below shows everything used to make the card and the second picture shows how to put the embossing folder over the card, then put through whatever embossing machine you prefer …. aren’t I the lucky one hubby bought me the Big Shot Pro for Christmas and all I can say is wow oh wow, it is the bees knees. The folder used is by Crafts Too called Swirl Frame. Card used is a 6 x 6 Craftwork Cards scalloped and fits perfectly width ways into your cutting machines.


First picture below shows how it should look when you have finished embossing.

Next picture shows the card on the Big Shot plate with the embossing folder, but this time I used the Crafts Too Daisy folder.

Also I wanted to de-boss my card so I made sure my name was at the back when I put onto the card, all will make sense once you have cut out the aperture.


When the card is opened out … the left hand side is debossed and the right embossed.

Second picture shows the front of the card (which is embossed) then you need to cut out the aperture following the inside lines.

I personally always change my mat when I cut out, to a glass one, the difference is tremendous.

The blade just glides over the glass and through the card effortlessly and also the Fiskars finger tool cutter is the best ever.


This is how it should look when you have cut out the aperture.

Last picture shows the inside embossing through the aperture.


Hope all is clear and you enjoy making this card, if there is anything you do not understand please don’t hesitate, just e-mail and hopefully I will try and explain more.

Entering for – Creative Stamp Friends – They want to see Lace
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – Pearls
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13 Responses to “Tutorial #2 – Embossed Aperture Card”

  1. Irene Chillman says:

    Another great tutorial shirl, lovely clear pictures. Well done. xx

  2. Avril B says:

    Great tutorial, will give this a try.
    Avril x

  3. LizzieMade says:

    Thanks for this tutorial, Shirl – it’s so clear and straightforward. I love the tips about how to make the most of the embossing folders – and how to label them so you know which way is “up”!
    The card is very lovely. So inspiring – I want to have a go at my own version now!

  4. fabiola says:

    oh Wouah, quel beauté, merci pour le tuto, biz

  5. Shirl, thank you SO much for taking the time to make such a great tutorial for your beautiful card!!! That was so very sweet of you, and I appreciate it very, very much!!!

    I do have two quick questions, though. Who makes the rubber stamps that you used on the front of the card? Who makes the birdcage and bird dies?

    Thanks again, Shirl!! Your card is just so beautiful, and I appreciate the tutorial!!

    Michele R.(CA)
    LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
    Butterfly Whispers

  6. Andrea N. says:

    Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

    Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

    A nice greeting Andrea from germany

    PS: Thank you for the Great tutorial

  7. Cathy(KraftyKoolKat) says:

    Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.


  8. karen says:

    Hi Shirley
    This is absolutely gorgeous, and what great colours you’ve used, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  9. Dorcas says:

    Wow Shirley! Awesome card!! And I love your new blog design! Thanks for the tut.:-)

  10. Dana says:

    What an amazing card!!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial on how you created this beauty!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best : )

  11. Tracyann says:

    Wow what a fantastic card. Thanks for joining in at creative craft, good luck. xx

  12. Craftybunny says:

    Beautiful card and such pretty colours you’ve chosen.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best 😀
    Lisa x

  13. Julie T says:

    wow! This is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at DDSB

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